BCAS successfully completes proof of concept for Biometric Access Control System

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has successfully completed proof of concept of the Biometric Access Control System to be implemented across all the airports of India managed by the Airports Authority of India as well as privately managed airports at Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

“Developing a uniform and indigenously developed Advanced Access Control System to take care of such a large scale implementation was challenging, hence took almost three years of painstaking efforts from our team along with our Indian solution design partners like CDAC and ECIL,” said Mr. Bharath JP, Vice President of Solus Security Systems.

Key elements in development of such a solution start from developing a nationwide Smart Card Platform enabled with foolproof security. The second challenge was the development and implementation of a Central Control Application to capture and manage biometric credentials, pan India, of airports’ direct and indirect employees linked with existing databases like Aadhaar. Electronic Corporation of India (ECIL) Hyderabad has helped complete that in record time.

Another hurdle was to have an intelligent and efficient Biometric Field Terminal which authenticates users in the field, with display of their photographs and details to the CISF. Solus Security Systems, who already have developed and deployed such terminals for UIDAI for their Passenger Verification System currently at Bengaluru and Hyderabad Airports, have successfully completed Development of Advanced Biometric Terminals which read SCOSTA – SAM based Access Control Smart ID Cards being issued to all direct and indirect employees and service provider’s staff at the airports and communicate such information in real time to an NIC application and display images of users with area authentication information.

Once deployed, Central BACS will be immensely useful to establish a foolproof method to deal with identity related security breaches at airports. This will enhance productivity and efficacy of security personnel deployed at airports.