NextGen Security, a physical security systems integrator, announced the deployment of their joint solution with Identity One, provider of next generation Federal Information Processing Standards 201 (FIPS 201) solutions, for a Houston-based petrochemical facility for chemicals used in the manufacturing of plastics, tires and gasoline.
NextGen Security announced the deployment of their joint solution with Identity One for a Houston-based petrochemical facility for chemicals used in the manufacturing of plastics, tires and gasoline. The 200 plus-acre plant, which grants access to around 400 full-time employees and contractors, expressed a need to upgrade their security system to register and verify transportation worker identification credential (TWIC) cards, in compliance with the TWIC Final Reader Rule — the current effective enforcement date for which is May 8, 2023.
"Identity One's team of engineers worked hand in hand with us to ensure a successful deployment," said Marco Segura, West Sales Manager at NextGen Security. "With the TWIC rule going to effect soon, Identity One's solution increased security and access control management in many ways. Since our deployment, NextGen has partnered with Identity One on several other projects and looks forward to continuing to grow our partnership."
NextGen Security installs the latest technology in the access control, video management and security systems industry. Providing turnkey solutions for any client need, no matter the infostructure such as a single building, college campus or municipality building. Each NextGen system is individually designed to suit a client's particular needs, ensuring that there are no areas that leave the client vulnerable. NextGen offers some of the most advanced systems in the industry, supplying the customer with everything they need.
"Identity One understands the unique needs of customers implementing smart cards based on FIPSlink for their high-security facilities," said David Smith, CEO of Identity One. "We are excited to collaborate with NextGen to make this deployment possible, as their extensive experience in this market establishes them as a trusted partner. Our joint integration will safeguard facility personnel and ensures total TWIC compliance for years to come."
By using FIPSlink from Identity One, the facility can validate a TWIC card within seconds, increasing security and access control management and ensuring the card is neither a duplicate nor listed on the Cancelled Card List (CCL). Because integrating FIPSlink into an existing physical access control system allows individuals to link their TWIC Card with their site access card, NextGen significantly improved the ability for the installation site to secure user access throughout the facility. Identity One's software also ensures the joint solution was TWIC-compliant, without hindering the facility's day-to-day operations and workflows.