Skanska Deploys HID Global Mobile Access
With HID Mobile Access, Skanska’s employees and guests use their mobile devices to enjoy easy and secure entry to the company’s newly-built premises in Poland. Take a look at a successful access control use case here - and there is even more worth knowing to read in the latest HID eBook Mobile Access - What You Need to Know.
Skanska is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. With its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, the company also operates in selected markets in Europe and the US.
Challenge: Skanska’s new office in Warsaw, Poland, occupies part of a large newly-built complex also used by other businesses and residents. The building is a mixed-tenant space, so it was crucial for Skanska to be able to prevent access to private areas by unauthorized visitors.
Solution: Skanska chose HID Global’s Mobile Access solutions to provide a flexible solution to suit its employees and selected guests. Using an integrated mobile app, HID Mobile Access enables employees and their guests to move throughout the building with nothing more than a smartphone, without the risk of them gaining access to restricted areas – unless the proper access rights are granted.
When users arrive at a door, they simply tap their iOS and Android devices to an iCLASS SE reader using near-field communication or Bluetooth Low Energy, and HID’s “twist and go” feature to gain access from a distance.
The user’s access rights are remotely managed by the administrator through a cloud-based portal. Powered by Seos technology, HID Mobile Access improves the user experience and increases security throughout the entire building, as access rights can be tailored to the individual. For example, guests may be granted access to the parking lot and elevators through to the company’s reception area.
“HID Mobile Access enhances the security for accessing our entire building,” said Renata Nowakowska, innovation manager at Skanska.
“We have integrated all applications, such as parking and virtual reception, bringing the whole user experience to a new level.”
Mobile has become the go-to technology of the new millennium, offering convenience and portability. In light of this development, leveraging mobile technology to access doors, parking facilities and gates - not to mention networks, other enterprise applications and much more - is a logical step in the evolution of access control.
The latest HID eBook Mobile Access - What You Need to Know is Part 1 of a series and focuses on the benefits of mobile access control in the new mobile-first world.
Download this eBook now (free of charge) to find out:
- What mobile access consists of.
- Why smart device applications are expanding.
- Why you should consider mobile devices in your access control infrastructure.
- Which benefits mobile access can bring to your organisation.