WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gallagher Security announces its security management platform has been approved for sale in the United States. The solution now complies with HSPD-12, which has driven forward the establishment of the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card as the standard credential for federal employees and contractors for access to federal information systems and controlled facilities.
Gallagher’s offering was purpose-built for the U.S. federal market as an end-to-end system with integrated FIPS-compliant functionality, and is said to be the first to be approved without the use of a PIV authentication module. It is also reputedly the first to meet the reader range requirement (its technology reads cards at a 3.5+cm distance), providing flexibility for the user. Other virtues according to the manufacturer include cost savings compared with nonintegrated solutions, minimized device footprint, and ease of installation and maintenance.
“The U.S. market is a top priority for Gallagher and we’re pleased the U.S. General Services Administration has approved our solution,” says Brandy Sloan, Gallagher business development manager for North America. “The launch of our PIV product is the result of an in-depth study of current and projected customer requirements, understanding of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, as well as a significant investment in research and development. We will now work hard with our channel partners to bring this innovation to the market.”
The system combines Gallagher’s Command Centre and Controller 6000 (High Spec) PIV, to deliver a single, scalable security management platform. The Command Centre software works with the user’s PKI and IT network. Gallagher’s access control, intrusion detection and perimeter security system also integrates with video and building management systems.
Gallagher North America currently employs 72 members of staff based in Washington, D.C. and Riverside, Mo.