Entry-Exit System for stronger, smarter borders

Laxton digital identity systems are tailored to strengthen the security and efficiency of Schengen borders. Our mobile, easy-to-use technology has been thoughtfully developed to make border control a simple, smooth process for all users.

A new era in border control

Based on policy set down by the European Commission, the Entry/Exit System (EES) will be an automated IT system for registering and storing key information for travellers from third countries every time they cross an EU external border. This includes both short-stay visa holders and visa-exempt travellers.

The system will register the person’s name, type of travel document, biometric data (fingerprints and facial images), and the date and place of entry and exit, in full respect of fundamental rights and data protection.

Laxton’s technology systems do this in a quick, accurate process for a positive user experience for both the official and the traveller. The data is shared to centralised databases, so it stays up-to-date, accurate, and accessible for all control guards at land, sea, and airport borders.


Laxton’s rugged, mobile biometric devices quickly identify and reduce potential threats to the Schengen zone. This could be individuals exploiting the passport-stamping system to gain illegal entry into a country, visa over-stayers, and those committing crimes or acts of terrorism.


All our digital identity systems are linked to the central EES system, allowing border security officers to quickly and easily deal with an ever-increasing number of travellers to the EU. With a range of hardware solutions, including handheld devices, a positive user experience is created for border staff and visitors.


The data gathered at land crossings, sea ports and airports will prevent individuals from staying in a country beyond the authorised visiting time. This is also a step towards preventing illegal migration between the Schengen countries.