Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Burglar walks into Downing Street waving girl's ID pass

This is an interesting news story from the UK. It could have been a huge embarrassment (or problem) for the British government if this guy had not been about as harmless as Otis in Mayberry.

When it comes to access control and ID cards, one should note:
  • The system is only as good as the training provided. Security personnel need to know how to inspect an ID card properly and then do it consistently.
  • Adding visual security technology is an efficient method for card verification by security staff. It's low cost and easy to implement.
  • Access control technology in secure areas is a must. Waiting until after a security problem has occurred is the wrong time to start thinking about it. Proactive security measures is smart and sensible.

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