The Walter Reed Army Medical Center is implementing Mobilisa’s Defense ID system in order to to secure the enormous facility, which has a potential patient population of 8 million people. The center will not be issuing their own cards; instead the Defense ID scanner reads data from any government ID card– including Canadian driver’s licenses– and crosschecks each individual against more than 100 databases of criminal offenders and other parties who have been banned from military properties.
For the Defense ID system, Walter Reed paid Mobilisa $388,554, which includes equipment, training and support. But unlike other systems that require a person to wait several weeks before receiving a badge, the Defense ID system is instant and doesn’t require printing an additional ID card. So far, Defense ID has been credited with preventing almost 25,000 people from gaining entry to more than 50 different military and federal facilities.