The Port of Brisbane in Australia is considering a biometric solution to the potential issue of responding to a Maritime Security Level 2 implementation that would require a manual check of 110 kilometers worth of ships, according to a ZDNet article.
The solution would intend to speed up the process of checking each ship at the port quickly enough so that operations at the port wouldn’t be as drastically affected as they would if standard manual checking was necessary.
The solution being looked at would serve as a physical access control system that would biometrically identify all drivers via either facial or iris recognition in order for them to leave the port.
Other security upgrades being considered in addition to the biometric system include automatic number-plate recognition to identify ships and a replacement of the surveillance system so that real-time footage could be viewed in 16 megapixel video from a multitude of deices including iPhones.
Additionally, project leader Brian Lovell believes that the proposed system could benefit greatly from Brisbane’s intention to run fiber through the sewer system and use that network to run their own data communications for the new system.
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