Australia to enhance border security by extending the use of biometric systems

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The Australian Senate has just passed a bill that will enable the country to further enhance the security of its borders by deploying biometric systems on a much larger scale than before, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.

The new legislation strengthens the ability of border control authorities to collect biometric data from travelers entering and leaving the country. It will allow them to match facial, iris, and fingerprint data against criminal databases, but will also require that data to discard the data after scanning – in the case of adults.

For children as young as ten, authorities will be allowed to collect biometric data without the need to obtain parental consent, and that data will be stored until the child turns 18.

The enhanced powers are meant as an aid in fighting terrorism, with additional potential benefits in managing rejected asylum seekers returning to the country under false identities.

Biometric Access Control streamlines and secure access

Tensor has an extensive expertise in developing and implementing high-end, highly reliable, yet quite affordable biometric access control solutions.

The controllers are are available in two different versions, namely either Biometric only or Smart Card & Biometric. Beside scanning one’s fingerprint, the latter models also support a wide variety of smart cards, including here HID Prox™, HID iClass™, MiFare™, and DesFire™ cards. The biometric access control units are IP enabled, using an Ethernet 10/100Mb for connecting to a central control unit.

You can control most standard types of internal/external electronic door releases and physical security devices such as barriers and turnstiles making full use of location points, whether in full view or hidden out of sight.

Tensor Access Control is modular in design, and has the advanced capability of being able to be adapted and extended to integrate with a time and attendance system seamlessly and without complication.

If you’d like to find out more information regarding the Tensor biometric acces control systems, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo with one of our specialized sales representatives.

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