According to DAC Service, its TranSecure pilot program which uses fingerprints captured and stored on smart cards to confirm driver identification for secure areas at the Barbours Cut terminal at the Port of Houston, is now operational.
"We recognize this is merely a component of a required comprehensive security solution," said Port of Houston executive director H. Thomas Kornegay. "However, it is an important component as it gives us the ability to know more and verify who has access to our facility outside of our employees."
The verification procedure at the terminal entrance involves the driver presenting his TranSecure card to security personnel and providing a "live" fingerprint on a portable biometric reader. A security guard compares the live print to the print template embedded on the card to confirm a match before authorizing the driver to enter the area.