WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - February 18, 2015) - Gallagher -- global leaders in integrated access control, perimeter security, and intruder alarms -- has been chosen to assist the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure a terminal cross-border facility on the west coast. This new development will use the FIPS 201-2 compliant Gallagher PIV Solution, implementing integrated access control with video surveillance through one management platform.

This is a very unique installation for our team, says Brandy Sloan, Federal Business Development Manager for Gallagher. "Our U.S. purpose built solution will see security span both Federally-controlled and commercial facilities.

"Our PIV Solution enables the most secure and fastest form of authentication by employing a fully encrypted, end-to-end Physical Access Control System (PACS). This installation will give the approximate 2.4 million passengers it will serve security peace of mind and transport convenience."

The PIV Solution's unique capabilities allow for PKI authentication and full certificate path validation at the door without the need for additional hardware modules, while also allowing for remote firmware updates to system devices over a high-speed RS-485 connection. This architecture also allows for a faster card read by eliminating the use of unsecure Wiegand communications protocol.

The Gallagher PIV Solution is listed on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) PACS Approved Products List (PACS APL) for single and dual factor authentication solutions for procurement by the Federal government.

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About Gallagher

A technology leader in integrated access control, intruder alarms management and perimeter protection, Gallagher's security solutions are in use with national and local government, military, commercial, industrial, healthcare, transportation and academic organizations in more than 130 countries. A truly global operation, Gallagher provides proven protection to customers in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Australasia and South East Asia.

Gallagher's comprehensive security and business risk management solutions provide protection for large and small organizations throughout the world, addressing the key issues of security and risk management, personnel workflow and business continuity.

Visit www.security.gallagher.co for more information.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Anna Greenhill
Global Marketing Manager
Tel: +64 21 814 092


Brandy Sloan
Federal Business Development Manager
Tel: 571 259 4205