Applications for Secure ID Technology

Health Care

Supports adherance to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards by  providing secure access to information for the physician, patient, and pharmacist. Cuts down on fraud, such as “doctor shopping,” and eliminates information problems associated with changing doctors, dentists, or pharmacies, as the card contains medical history, prescriptions, and insurance information.

First Responders/Security

Secure ID cards contain professional background information, background check information, and provide access to government buildings in cases on emergency. Improves interoperability and expedites deployment of personnel in crises by eliminating identity authentication process.

Student ID

Provides access to school facilities and contains student account information. Enhances dormitory safety and provides better access to school libraries, gyms, health centers, cafeterias, and other buildings. Enables students to purchase goods and can double as a medical card with school health center.

Library Card

Contains account information and security settings. Enables patrons to check out books, pay fees, and access electronic resource databases from external computers over the internet. Protects any funds on card in case of loss or theft, as biometric information or PIN is required to access stored value.

Driver’s License

Card holds standard driver information, as well as a digital signature and photo. Minimizes fraud, such as counterfeiting, duplication or tampering. Confirms identity and promotes uniformity of information and appearance of licenses (at present, there are over 240 acceptable license formats across the country).

Employee ID

Contains employee information and allows access to network information and specified locations. Alerts security immediately to breaches and abuses.

Border Security

Contains citizenship, biometric information, and travel information. Serves as positive identification and alerts guards to past criminal activity. Prevents duplication, counterfeiting, or identity theft and expedites border flow. Current applications include ePassports, border crossing cards, and eVisas.

Port Security

Contains biometrics and background information. Defines access privileges, standardizes credentials, and immediately flags misuse and security breaches. Improves interoperability between ports.


Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 requires a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for Federal employees and contractors. The National Institute of Standards and Technology requirements include criteria for verifying an individual employee’s identity. Cards are resistant to identity fraud, tampering, and counterfeiting. Cards will be utilized for identity verification, building access, and network access.