Our success story with security printing began in Switzerland over 125 years ago with stocks and bonds.
The Swiss identity card made of polycarbonate, introduced in 1995, marked our successful development in the field of governmental identity and travel documents.
Today in Switzerland we produce, personalize and deliver numerous governmental identity and travel documents, ID cards for cantonal police forces and electronic tachograph cards. In addition, we deliver and operate the ABC gates at Zurich and Geneva airports for automated border control. Our document reading devices for issuing biometric identity documents are used in Swiss passport offices and in Swiss embassies around the world.
Our solutions for identity and biometry are mainly :
As the leading provider of secure, tailor-made ID solutions, Thales can help governments improve security and deploy electronic applications to offer better public services and cut administration costs.
Thales offers a complete end-to-end ePassport solution – from issuance and personalization of highly secure travel documents such as biometric passports to enrolment and strong border control security solutions.
Thales offers a range of identification, verification and authentication solutions that help prevent document and identity fraud.
Our wide array of document readers provide solutions that meet the changing security demands of companies and agencies.
Our portfolio of border management, visa management and document verification systems, which provide secure, seamless pre-travel and border control solutions for border agencies, government authorities and airports.