Original Date: 07/21/2003
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : State-of-the-Art Security Badge System
The new “Eye-on-Entry” security badge system offers Electric Boat Corporation, Quonset Point and Groton Facilities a state-of-the-art tool for controlling employee and visitor access. This system “raises the bar” on security badge systems with access control, efficient processing and production, and accountability and verification.
Electric Boat Corporation Quonset Point Facility (EBQP) began a major capital improvement of its security badge system after recognizing that its current badge system did not provide the efficiency, security, and full facility access control. Current employee and visitor badges were vulnerable to tampering or being transferred. The new system adds multi-function processing terminals to the current dual-function terminals. The dual-function terminals required badge swiping and did not control access to the facility at various points of entry. The multi-function processing terminals allow close-range scanning instead of swiping, full point-of-access discrimination, and wand scanning for multiple work areas.
These new features are part of EBQP’s “Eye-on-Entry” system. This system produces higher quality employee and visitor badges, and offers a greater degree of control. Employee and visitor badges will display important information (e.g., facial photographs, color and bar coding, escort requirements, accessibility rights, expiration dates, and pre-entry qualifications) more prominently with close-range or wand scans, and immediately present additional details about representation, right of access, or other limitations.
Visit requests can be processed automatically through electronic correspondence signatures or the scanning of other identification (e.g., credit or ordinary business cards). Minimal data entry is required to revise the records. EBQP’s “Eye-on-Entry” system will also be used for access to the Groton Facility, ensuring there is no redundant requirement for badges issued to employees or visitors.
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