Avolon is now using HID Global’s Mobile Access solution to secure its corporate facilities all over the world. HID Mobile Access is based on HID’s Seos credentialing technology, which allows Avolon to replace physical ID cards with digital IDs that can be sent directly to a mobile device.
The digital IDs are distributed to Avolon staff through a mobile app. Employees can then present those IDs at HID readers that have been installed at the doors of various Avolon buildings to gain contactless access to those locations. The app is available through iOS and Android, while the IDs themselves can be issued and revoked remotely through a cloud portal that allows administrators to manage the system from a single centralized location.
The transition to Mobile Access began at Avolon’s headquarters in Dublin, and then expanded to the company’s facilities in New York, Florida, and Hong Kong based on the success of that initial deployment. The Dublin project was carried out in collaboration with the Irish systems integrator Summit Security Systems. Avolon, meanwhile, is an aircraft leasing company, and is already moving forward with plans to bring HID Mobile Access to its Singapore site.
“We needed to maintain a secure perimeter, but we did not want the security to be a barrier,” said Avolon Facilities Project Manager Allan Dawson. “Using a mobile phone is much more convenient than an access card and phones tend not to get left behind.”
“HID Mobile Access makes touchless access control possible for a more seamless user experience, which is appealing to many organizations in today’s new normal,” said HID Global VP and Physical Access Managing Director Harm Radstaak. “The scalability of our solution also lays the groundwork for Avolon to easily extend mobile access across more of its facilities.”
HID Global’s Seos technology was recently built into the design of the latest Nymi Band, while Fidesmo is integrating it into secure element chips for other wearable devices. Seos credentials have also been used to secure a Newmont metal mine in Mexico.