IDEMIA’s National Security Solutions (NSS) subsidiary will be deploying biometric and digital access control technology at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Redstone is a massive, 38,400-acre site that serves as a primary training and testing center for the Army’s missile and rocket programs.
The actual contract covers a research and development project intended to demonstrate a next-generation access control system. To that end, IDEMIA NSS will be supplying Redstone with its ID2Access offering, which verifies the identities of registered users with biometric sensors. ID2Access also comes backed with digital identity management capabilities, and enables a smoother visitor enrollment process for civilians on the base.
According to IDEMIA NSS, ID2Access should deliver a frictionless access control experience, and provide operators with more insight into the comings and goings of people on the base in real time. The company won the contract through a Commercial Solutions Opening made available through the Engineer Research and Development Center, which is in turn run by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
“This data-driven and innovative approach to access control and identity authentication provides force protection, situational awareness, and streamlined entry for the Installations of the Future,” said IDEMIA NSS CEO Patrick Clancey. “ID2Acces has use cases for operational deployment at continental United States and Outside the Continental United States military and other sensitive installations. IDEMIA NSS is eager to demonstrate ID2Access and work with our partners to deliver a best-in-class identify verification and access system for securing entry, exit, and movement within the garrison that eliminates the hassle of traffic and delays.”
IDEMIA has provided identity solutions for a wide range of state and federal government agencies, and the company joined the Smart Physical Access Control alliance in early 2021. IDEMIA NSS, meanwhile, has helped the United States Postal Service with its digital transformation.
April 6, 2022 – by Eric Weiss