Monday, July 31, 2017

Biometric access control system at airport

Thiruvananthapuram: The security system at Trivandrum International Airport will be improved with the introduction of bio-metric access control system for employees. The Aadhaar enabled system will be functional from August 1.
Once the system is in place, authorized persons can enter the airport only by stamping the thump impression in the device for the control system. The system will ensure more security in the airport, especially in the sensitive zone.
The project is being implemented at Rs 33.23 crore in 72 airports across the country by Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and Airport Authority of India for airport officials, airport staff, airline crew, engineers and security personnel. A study was conducted by BCAS and AAI prior to the installation.
Initially, the facility will be available for airport officials and staff. The airline crew and other airport staff have to enter the airport with airport entry permits (AEPs).
"Our passes had expired in 2016, when it was planned to introduce the bio-metric access system. And a temporary pass with validity for one year was given for access to airport," said a staff at Airport.
The device for the control system have been installed at entrance and exit gates in both terminals, cargo area and nearly ten other sensitive spots in the airport. A trial run was conducted for two months at the airport.
30/07/17 Times of India