Coast Guard to boost security at Kodiak base

The Coast Guard base in Kodiak is beefing up its security with a new system that will affect the military installation’s civilian visitors.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that all vendors, contractors and anyone seeking a day pass at the base will need to register through the new security system starting Sept. 1. Chief Warrant Officer Dale Stauffer said the new RAPIDGate security system from Sure ID Inc. is being adopted by all Coast Guard bases.

Sure ID official Pamela Lo said a company doing business on the base would need to get credentialed through the system prior to entry. Those seeking a day pass will also need to have their state identifications scanned before getting access.

Sure ID said the program makes entry “faster and more secure.”

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