HID Global’s Mobile Access solution is being installed at the site of one of the biggest development projects in Europe. Varso Place consists of three buildings on 144,000 square meters of land in Warsaw, Poland. One of those buildings is the 310-meter, 53-story tall Varso Tower, which now stands as the tallest building in the European Union.
The HID Mobile Access solution will be used to enable contactless access control at all three locations. The buildings themselves are mixed-used office, public, and commercial facilities. That meant that HB Reavis, the developer of the site, needed a way to ensure that only those with the proper authorization would be able to gain access to secure areas of the buildings.
To that end, HB Reavis has deployed HID Global readers at all points of entry. The readers are compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy and NFC devices, as well as mobile credentials stored on Android and iOS smartphones. As a result, HID Mobile Access negates the need for physical fobs or access cards, and allows administrators to issue credentials remotely to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The HID solution has been integrated with the HB Reavis More App through an SDK to further enhance the utility of the platform. Those with access to the Varso complex can use the app to book rooms, schedule events, and access other building features, using the same technology and platform that they use to enter the building.
“Not only does mobile access provide state-of-the-art security control, there is no need to remember to take a pass with you when you leave home or move around the building,” said HB Reavis Security Manager Jakub Kacer. “When security is based on the phone, it is frictionless, because people always have their phones with them.”
More than 7,000 people currently have access to Varso Place through HID Mobile Access. The platform has previously been deployed at a similar commercial tower in Mexico City, and at the American School in Guatemala. Avalon is also using the technology to secure corporate facilities all over the world.