K'taka: Foolproof security near Vidhana Soudha
Bangalore, Aug 13 It will be a nightmare for unauthorised or stray vehicles enter Vidhana Soudha, the State Secretriat in the not very near future as high tech security systems under installation will allow only electronically recognised vehicle inside the premises.
As many as 1500 such vehicles will be identified and provided smart cards which would have embedded security clearance with a device mounted in the gates would recognise. There would not be any need for physical verification of such vehicles.
As part of the total security system installation provided to a major Indian security company, these electronical devices would be part of smart cards to be provided by HID Global a world reader in secure identity.
The system comprises of a reader installed next to the boom barrier and a Prox Tag which is fixed on the windshield of the vehicle. The entry reader decodes the tag ID and transmits it to a host access system which operates the gate. There is also the possibility of linking the access systems to the IT System so that data regarding the time of entry and exit of every vehicle can be stored and audited later.
HID India Managing Director Harish Vellat told the sources in an interview that his company globally provided 300 smart ID cards that were multifunctional as against compartmentalised cards currently provided by companies.
Mr Vellat said HID had come out with latest range of IP Devices - EDGE that offered a unified management of identity across the organisation. EDGE sits on the IT backbnone of a company and allowed the organistion the ability to integrate it seamlesswith its existing IT architecture. He said HID Global, the parent company, is committed to expanding and growing manifold its installed base in India over the next three years. HID India, has identified the high growth IT/IT-enabled services (IT/ITES), manufacturing and government sectors as the priority areas to achieve this growth.
"The need to step up security in sensitive government installations like airports and power plants has created new identity solution challenges and HID India is geared up to respond to this emerging needs," Mr Vellat said.
According to the latest Frost&Sullivan report, the Electronic Access Control market in India is estimated to grow to Rs 450 crore by 2009. However, some analysts expect higher growth to the stringent security requirements being necessitated either by the customer or by concerns of various security risks within a facility.
With vast experience of servicing nearly seven out of ten Fortune 1000 companies using HID technology, the company expected to replicate deeper penetration in a high growth market like India. In the next three years, HID India planned to grow the penetration of HID Access solutions to 80 per cent of the top 500 companies in India.
He said HID with its partners offered innovative solutions using highly secure and easily deployable smart card technology especially to meet the high security needs of the government installations such airports and power plants. HID was already installing such facilities in the new International airport in Hyderabad. "For high security conscious facilities, '' HID has developed security solutions, such as Corporate 1000, that is designed to ensure no card duplication'' he added. The technology used in the Hyderabad Airport was based on using Smart Cards as ID with biometric templates stored in the card for secure multi-level authentication.
The HID technology would also be deployed at other existing airports coming up for major renovation.