New entry system installed \ Procedure at gates to change, ID scan allows for greater security
Fort Knox recently started installing an Automated Installation Entry system at its entry gates as part of a Department of Defense directive for all military installations to install physical access control systems. The new method of ID check, the second phase in a security upgrade, will enhance security at the installation entrances and expedite access for personnel and vehicles.
“The purpose of this system is to validate credentials against authoritative databases in near-real-time—they require DOD ID cards to be registered to gain access,” said Jamie Desrochers, the physical security officer for Fort Knox.
Desrochers explained that the AIE system is designed to leverage technology to increase security for people who live, work and visit the post. And to help with efficiency. Read More...
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Individuals using a driver’s license from the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico or Washington will have to use another approved form of identification to enter U.S. military installations, including Fort Knox, due to the implementation of the REAL ID Act enacted by Congress. Visit http://goo.gl/l2rDLK for more information. Read More...
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