Home Affairs launches automated biometric ID system

The Home Affairs Department says its automated biometric identification system (Abis) will make it easier for business and other state entities to identify individuals.

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The apparatus, launched on Wednesday, will replace the department's national identity system which is manually operated and outdated.

Director-General, Mkuseli Apleni explains its function.

What uniquely identifies one individual from another is biometric - the fingerprint, iris, facial recognition and DNA. The system we built 20 years ago could only deal with the fingerprint....so the system will now give us that capability to use other biometrics.

Mkuseli Apleni, Home Affairs Director-General

Once we have implemented that system it is going to give greater opportunities to the departments, police and business like the banks.

Mkuseli Apleni, Home Affairs DG

With the system, police go to the crime scene, immediately they load it into a gadget, they link with the home affairs system and then in a few minutes they are able to pick who these fingerprints are linked with. Just think about what the success rate is going to be when getting the criminals.

Mkuseli Apleni, Home Affairs DG

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