Redstone Arsenal hosted a recent demonstration of Idemia National Security Solutions’ new biometric access control technology, ID2Access, for the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense.
The pilot project, awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center, includes testing remote enrollment capabilities. This allows the facility to verify visitors’ identities before they arrive at the installation, potentially streamlining entry procedures.
The ID2Access project also explores the expansion of facial recognition gate access for vehicles, including identifying not only the driver but also other occupants. Additionally, the system employs facial recognition and contactless fingerprint capabilities for facility access, offering a unified enrollment process.
Idemia NSS’ ID2Access solution capitalizes on Idemia’s digital and biometric identification technologies, which have been previously deployed across various sectors in 180 countries around the world.
The technology is currently deployed at Redstone Arsenal, which the military branch uses as the primary training and testing center for its missile and rocket programs.
Implementation of ID2Access at the 38,400-acre Huntsville facility offers the promise of enhanced safety, security and efficiency at access control points. According to Idemia, gate operators gain real-time insights into base activities while personnel and civilians experience a streamlined visitor enrollment process for smoother entry and exit procedures.
“The deployment of ID2Access demonstrates that our approach to access control and identity authentication provides the protection, efficiency and installation situational awareness where it is needed most,” Idemia NSS CEO and 4×24 member Patrick Clancey said in a statement.