Ideal Innovations, Inc. (I-3) has patented a new biometric access control system. The National Access Control Center (NACC) is designed primarily for military facilities, and leverages the cloud to consolidate all physical access control operations under a single unified umbrella.
In that regard, the NACC can be used to restrict access to bases, programs, and other buildings. The platform uses biometrics to verify the identities of individual users, and allows people to use the same credential at multiple sites. As a result, military members would no longer need to enroll in multiple systems, while administrators would no longer need to worry about managing a large number of duplicate identities.
With that in mind, I-3 is hoping that its solution will streamline the authentication process, and facilitate interoperability between different branches of the military. The company noted that the military already spends billions of dollars to model old technologies, so a system like the NACC could make those operations more efficient and save the military money over time.
The US Patent and Trademark Office formally granted the patent on September 21. I-3 will now try to convince the military to invest in the solution, and is hoping to capture a portion of the trillion-dollar infrastructure bill currently in front of Congress.
“The NACC concept will pave the way for more efficient, secure and accurate identification and authorization operations,” said I-3 CEO Bob Kocher, whose name is on the patent. “We believe a centralized organization could make access extremely simple by providing one contact point for seeking access to any base, facility, building, or program.”
This is the second patent that I-3 has received in the past few months. The first was granted in July, and details an International Biometric Identification System that is designed to preserve people’s privacy when authentication takes place across state lines. I-3 is also accredited to conduct Face Identification Proficiency Tests for forensics professionals.
October 8, 2021 – by Eric Weiss