A new way to control weapons permits

Monday 9 February 2004 10:28 CET | News

Due to illegal weapon use, governments across the world are looking for an effective and secure means to positively identify an individuals authority to possess arms. INSIDE Contactless has been solicited to develop a system allowing generation of a secure weapon permits for the country of Honduras.
Teamed up with its partner BNC S. de R.L. de C.V. in Mexico, INSIDE is the provider of 400 000 PicoPass contactless memory chips for this project. The system proposed by BNC and INSIDE to the Honduras Government is based on the premise that securing a weapon permit takes out any fraud possibility for document duplications or alterations. The unique chip placed on each Weapons Permit will authenticate the permit holder’s fingerprint identification and the weapon ballistics information. Thanks to INSIDEs reader technology the chip will verify the stored data matching it with the weapons and the permit holder’s minutae without requiring to access the centralized database. The permit, encompassing PicoPass secure contactless chip, enables the storage of the holders personal data as well as weapon information. Thanks to this system, a constantly updated computer database is created to monitor all of the happenings in terms of weapon movement throughout the country. Further to the personal data, pictures and fingerprints of the applicant, the weapons picture will be securely stored within the secure memory chip. INSIDE has been chosen specifically for its 16KS memory chip capacity, security for biometric storage (fingerprint, picture) and its dual protocol feature (compliant with ISO 15693 and ISO 14443B), enabling both long range and proximity applications. Additionally, the PicoPass chip offers a real support for multiple applications as it enables the coexistence of up to 16 independent applications while fully maintaining separate security conditions. The state–of-the- art cryptographic authentication prevents memory reading and modifications by any unauthorized person and from chip cloning or simulation.

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