Plans by the South Australian Government for an implementation of biometric systems at seven prisons in the region have been delayed due to the necessary construction on each facility to house the systems, according to a Computerworld article.
The systems being planned for, which may include both fingerprint and iris scanning capabilities, are intended for access control, access auditing and increased visual scrutiny.
In addition to installing systems at each of the prisons, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is enabling integration between systems and planning on networking their system with other correctional facilities.
The program now waits on the necessary construction for each system, but DCS has already finished contracts for other security upgrades to the prisons including baggage X-ray, access controlled metal detectors and CCTV systems.
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