It was announced this week that companies HID and Smart Spaces in the U.K. have created employee ID passes for employees that work at 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London.
What this means is employees can pull out their iPhone or use their Apple Watch, open the Wallet app, and access their employee ID from that device to get into the building.
This is all part of a collaboration that was developed back in 2020.
“Following the initial partnership between Smart Spaces and 22 Bishopsgate utilising HID Mobile Access in 2020, all occupiers and guests at the landmark office tower have had access to a frictionless arrival-experience. Multi-platform QR access will remain available to those that require it.”
By adding this feature for employees is part of another plan to make employees’ lives better.
“The introduction of employee badge in Wallet, which is one of the first to debut in the UK at 22 Bishopsgate, is the next step in transforming the user experience in a modern workplace…Unlike physical cards, there is no waiting time for obtaining building credentials, making building access for new employees quick and efficient.”
Gerald Grattoni, the vice president of head of physical access control systems for mature markets at HID, said this project has been a major accomplishment.
“We are happy to continue to bring yet another deployment of employee badge in Apple Wallet. The broad reach and daily touchpoints of digital wallets will truly impact the way we interact with the world, particularly in terms of convenience and security.”