Installation plans for biometric security at London’s Olympic Park for the 2012 games is behind schedule and will likely not be completed until the summer, according to a Contract Journal article. The planners had been hoping to have the systems in place prior to the increase in construction crew members for building the recently started construction of the “ring of steel” fence that will surround the park.
The contracts for face recognition and palm scanning have yet to be awarded to any company but are expected to be finished by the spring. The lack of high-tech security at the park, however, has planners worried as the large construction force is only being checked in manually and the site is being monitored by a crew of security guards.
Other security contracts such as those for the checking of employee credentials and vehicles as well as closed-circuit television and perimeter intruder detection have yet to be awarded but are also expected to be by this spring. Since construction began on the site, 136 illegal workers have been arrested at the Olympic Park.
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