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Peterson AFB Security Forces upgrades DBIDS access control system

PETERSON AIR FORCE, Colo. -- The recent release of the Defense Biometric Identification System 5.0 provides base entry controllers the ability to conduct rapid identity proofing and vetting on all personnel requesting access onto the base.

Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, recently received DBIDS 5.0 and the speed of the system is remarkable. Last year they scanned approximately 2,118,300 credentials and this year they are on track to triple that number. 21st Security Forces Squadron began to incrementally transition to scanning during peak traffic hours and anticipate minor delays due to the large number of expired, terminated or lost or stolen identification cards they have begun to confiscate immediately. Thereafter, traffic will move much faster and our people will be safer.

Previous versions of DBIDS did not have the scan speed to employ the system during peak traffic hours. Today, DBIDS 5.0 delivers one second scans, which allows Security Forces to check ID cards much faster. In the past, SF members could only check criminal history and determine a person’s fitness to enter at our visitor centers, now they can replicate the same capability with a handheld device…even faster.

In 2009, DBIDS scanned 1,000,000 credentials. In 2016 DBIDS scanned 86,000,000 credentials and detected 4,000 personnel with warrants, flagged 233 armed and dangerous people, 71,000 personnel with terminated ID Cards, 3,500 barred people, 73,000 expired ID cards and 22,580 ID cards reported lost or stolen. The new DBIDS 5.0 is on track to scan 150,000,000 credentials in 2017.

How does DBIDS work? When your Department of Defense credential is initially scanned at a base entry control point, you are automatically registered in DBIDS once your ID card is validated in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Also, your information is screened by the FBI’s National Criminal Information Center (NCIC). DBIDS is interconnected with DEERS and NCIC for continuous vetting. The new DBIDS scanners respond faster and more accurate than a human visually inspecting an ID card. This means entry controllers can now scan credentials instead of relying on visual ID card inspections at all times including peak traffic hours, which lowers the chance of a person entering with an unauthorized ID card.

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