Biometric access control systems to be deployed at the Scottish Parliament


Biometric access control readers will be deployed at the Scottish Parliament as part of a plan to deter terror attacks on Holyrood, a recent news report has been able to suggest, which means that all MSPs and staff will soon be required to use fingerprint scanning equipment to access the premises.

The introduction of biometric identification is part of a programme that is well advanced in the 14-year-old parliamentary building. It will include the replacement of security control room technology, access control arrangements and CCTV cameras.

The move comes after police and the security services raised concerns about possible terrorist attacks on the building. The current pass system is regarded as vulnerable and security experts fear that passholders could be targeted by attackers who use their cards to bypass security and enter the building.

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