Herta wins award for Latin American project

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Herta has won the prize for the best security project with its Visibles project at an awards ceremony presented by the Latin American Security Association (ALAS). ALAS is an association that brings together the main companies in the security industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, and it organises a contest annually, aimed at rewarding the best projects in Latin American security.

In this 2022 edition, Herta has been proclaimed the second winner in the public category for their Visibles project, from Migración Colombia. The Visibles project was designed for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia with the intention of detecting cases of Venezuelan migrants with documentation problems. Almost 43% of Venezuelans residing in Colombia are in an irregular situation (according to data from the Colombian Ministry of Migration). Consequently, the situation ends up generating a negative effect on the economy, as well as facilitating “impunity” in those few cases that enter for illegal purposes.

Through Herta’s software, an integrated and personalised platform has been created where the biographical, demographic and multi-biometric identity (facial, fingerprint and iris) of Venezuelan migrants is registered. With this, it is possible to exercise migratory and security control through video surveillance cameras with facial recognition at border posts.

To date, more than two million Venezuelan citizens have been registered and more than one and a half million card holders have registered on the new Visibles platform, contributing to their entry into Colombia and thus guaranteeing correct identification