The General Services Administration, manager of all Federal government buildings, approached Vector Electric, Inc. (VEI) requesting that an additional technological feature be included in any upgrade: a “guard tour” capability, utilizing existing PIV cards that would provide an audit trail of guard visitations to each detention cell and document that detainees are being properly monitored. PIV cards, smart identity cards issued to government employees in compliance with HSPD-12, have actually created a platform whereby agencies can manage both physical and logical access control for all their employees through a single integrated system.
Results from a municipal police demonstration period of twenty days, amounting to approximately 200 hours of continuous plate reading. During that time, the system read 71,848 license plates and instantaneously compared each one to an in-car hotlist to see if any were considered a vehicle of interest.
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