The new BDR to keep on rolling out
MOBILE identification scanners are set to be trialled in drive-through bottleshops in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area as part of the Banned Drinkers Register.
Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said all 27 Territory drive through bottle shops will be fitted out with the supplementary BDR devices next week, after this week’s successful trials in Darwin.
“In consultation with stakeholders, we have developed a mobile solution that takes into account the business needs of licensees,” she said.
“We know that Territorians want and expect to remain in their cars at drive-through bottle shops and this new device allows them to do that.”
Ms Fyles said Territorians wanted and expected their details to remain secure and the Department has worked solidly to ensure that.
“Security controls approved by the Australian Signals Directorate of the Australian Cyber Security Centre have been applied to the mobile devices.
“In addition the devices will be configured in accordance with best practice advice from the hardware and application vendors.”
She said technical experts will be available to support point of sale operators through this trial.
The register, however, has not been to everyone’s liking. Some hoteliers have complained the scan process can be tediously slow.
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