ImageWare Systems and Honeywell Sign OEM Agreement

ImageWare Systems and Honeywell Sign OEM Agreement

Honeywell to integrate ImageWare Biometric Identity Management, Secure Credentialing and Card Management Capabilities into its Physical Access Control Products Worldwide

San Diego, CA, March 8, 2007–ImageWare® Systems, Inc. (AMEX: IW), a developer of identity management solutions, today announced it has signed a three-year, royalty-based, licensing agreement with Honeywell Security. This agreement allows Honeywell to integrate biometric enrollment and identity proofing, as well as card management and issuance of biometrically-enabled secure credentials into its physical access control product suite. This will enable Honeywell to offer complete, end-to-end access control solutions for Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), border management and other mission-critical environments worldwide.

“As a leading provider in the physical access control market, Honeywell is continually focused on providing our global customers with state-of-the art physical access control products.” said John Lorenty, general manager, Honeywell Systems Group. “We believe ImageWare’s open architecture and interoperable technologies will assist Honeywell in meeting the growing demand for biometric identity management, credentialing and card management capabilities in government and other vertical markets, including financial, healthcare and education.”

ImageWare’s IWS™ Biometric Engine™, IWS™ EPI™ Builder and IWS EPI Card Management System™ will be integrated into several Honeywell physical access control product families including Pro-Watch®, SmartPlus™, WIN-PAK®, Vindicator® and LobbyWorks™.

“We consider it a privilege to be aligned with one of the world’s most recognized and respected organizations and to be selected to assist them as they biometrically enable their physical access control products around the world,” said Jim Miller, ImageWare’s chairman and CEO. “This agreement represents another milestone in our strategy to pursue licensing and OEM partnerships with market leaders in attractive and large revenue markets. We are truly delighted Honeywell selected our leading biometric identity management platform and secure credential technologies for its next generation of access control systems.”

Honeywell will initially offer these solutions to federal government agencies and other enterprises in highly regulated industries that require integrated logical and physical access control systems. Honeywell will also be demonstrating its enhanced biometric identity management and credentialing capabilities at ISC West 2007 in booth # 15025.

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc. (AMEX:IW) is a leading developer of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, the Company’s biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare’s identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials including national IDs, passports, driver licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare’s digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint Livescan and investigative capabilities. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Washington DC and Canada. For more information visit

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Joyce Watts
ImageWare Systems, Inc.
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