Fingerprint access control utilised by construction sites

Avon_Somerset Firearms project2Biometric fingerprint-based access control solutions have been rolled out for contractors working on four new police custody and firearms training facilities being built in Avon and Somerset.

The sites consist of a Somerset operations base at Bridgewater, a police station and custody centre in Pathway, custody and crime investigation centre in Keynsham and a tri-force training centre in Portishead – which will serve Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Police.

PermanexCCS has delivered a biometric fingerprint-based site access solution package for the main contractor Miller Construction to be rolled out at all four construction sites.

A purpose-built cabin at each location features a state-of-the-art, finger print reader based, access control solution. It is connected to on-site computers and wider cloud-based devices through a combination of wired and wireless networks.

Every contractor working on the construction sites have their finger prints scanned when they pre-register and complete necessary access documents. That scan data is linked to their corresponding records and forms the necessary Contractor Site Safety Certificate.

These scans will be checked against computerised records in order gain access to any of the four sites, with this data recorded by the system.

Oliver Cox, sales director for the PermenexCCS Group, said: “Putting the onus on all sub-contractors to pre-register will significantly speed up the overall access process to each of the sites.

“We are also looking to provide additional site security at each of the four sites including sophisticated CCTV cameras to further protect the construction sites and restrict access to pre-qualified individuals.”

Work on all four of the facilities is due for completion in early 2014.

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