GVI Security Solutions, Carrollton, Texas, announced that its GVI access control system 300 has achieved compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive Number 12 (HSPD-12), a mandated U.S. Presidential directive to establish a common identification standard for all federal government employees and contractors. The system also meets specified intent of Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201).

With the issuance of HSPD-12, President George W. Bush called for a mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the federal government to its employees and to the employees of federal contractors.

According to the directive, “secure and reliable forms of identification” means identification that is based on sound criteria for verifying an individual employee’s identity; is strongly resistant to identity fraud, tampering, counterfeiting, and terrorist exploitation; uses electronic methods of rapid authentication; and is issued only by providers whose reliability has been established by an official accreditation process.

“This system is our swift response to clients’ needs who, in addition to existing multiple access systems, required a solution for one-time entry of security-sensitive areas only. We are very pleased to offer a product of such high biometric security standards and expect significant interest and brisk sales,” said Mark Phillips, vice president GVI Access Control.

The GVI access control system provides all biometric features on a single access controller while ensuring network encryption and added security of all data.