Mobilisa’s Defense ID, a handheld scanner that checks an ID card presented at any point of entry, is being utilized by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to secure access points. The scanned information is compared to more than 100 databases of individuals who are wanted for criminal offenses or are otherwise barred from military installations.
WASHINGTON, DC–The Walter Reed Army Medical Center announced that Mobilisa’s Defense ID system will secure its entry points. The U.S. Army issued Mobilisa a contract for $388,554 for the Defense ID security system which includes equipment, training, and support.
“The Walter Reed Army Medical Center Police Department and Access Control personnel have purchased Mobilisa’s Defense ID tool for use in the effort to increase the protection of our installation personnel, facilities and resources,” said Lt. Stubbs, Training Coordinator. “This equipment will help secure Walter Reed in an efficient and secure manner.”
The Walter Reed Army Medical Center provides advanced health care to soldiers, their families, and a large community of military retirees. Walter Reed gives support to members of all military services; and to certain civilians, such as Members of Congress, the President and Vice President; and to foreign dignitaries designated by the State Department. Walter Reed’s potential patient population is more than eight million.
“We’re not talking about a slow security system where someone registers online, a badge is mailed to them weeks later and no one knows if that person committed a crime after they registered,” said Dr. Nelson Ludlow, CEO of Mobilisa. “Mobilisa’s Defense ID provides an instant security check and response.”
Defense ID is a rugged handheld scanner that quickly and accurately checks an ID card presented at any point of entry. The information that is scanned is compared to over 100 databases of individuals who are wanted for criminal offenses or are otherwise barred from military installations. The system works with military IDs, U.S. and Canadian Drivers Licenses and other government ID cards and therefore requires no need to issue or create special badges – a major cost savings.
Defense ID is credited in helping security personnel identify and prevent nearly 25,000 unauthorized individuals from gaining entry onto over 50 military and federal installations.
Previously Announced Agreement with Intelli-Check, Inc.
Mobilisa and Intelli-Check (AMEX: IDN), the acknowledged leader in drivers license reading technology, recently announced an agreement to combine the two companies.
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