The new BDR to keep on rolling out

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS - KIERAN BANKS

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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