At this year’s Presidential Inauguration, security and access control firm XTec, helped provide mobile accountability, identity validation and tracking capabilities for the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency and the District of Columbia National Guard. The two groups used XTec’s XNodes and AuthentX physical access control readers for identity capture and authentication.
XTec set up AuthentX Accountability Stations at District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Emergency Operation Center. These stations captured identity from Common Access Cards, PIV and PIV-I cards from those entering and leaving the facility.
Additionally, XTec’s accountability readers and XNodes were stationed at 20 locations throughout the District for use by approximately 6,000 National Guard members. These members logged over 13,000 transactions during the weekend’s events.
The mobile stations were able to provide live reports during the weekend, and the National Guard can use the system to create reports of size and location of troop activity throughout the weekend.
The District government plans to continue to use these readers after the Inauguration.