New technology integration between HID Global and Smart Spaces, a smart building solutions provider, enables employees with Apple mobile devices to gain seamless access to their office at London’s 22 Bishopsgate. Adding employee badges to Apple Wallet allows employees to access offices safely and easily with just a few taps on their iPhone or Apple Watch.
Back in 2020, Smart Spaces partnered with 22 Bishopsgate to provide tenants and guests with frictionless arrival experiences using HID Mobile Access. Now, the use of Apple Wallet makes it even more convenient. Multi-platform QR access will remain available to those that require it.
22 Bishopsgate is one of the first UK companies to introduce employee badges in Wallet, which is the next step to transforming the workplace experience.
Unlike physical cards, there is no waiting time for obtaining building credentials, making building access for new employees quick and efficient. With Apple Wallet, users can hold their device near an NFC-enabled door reader to instantly access secured areas when an employee badge has been added and activated.
When Express Mode is enabled, employees can use their employee badge without unlocking or even waking up their devices. Even if an iPhone or Apple Watch needs to be charged, employees can still use their device to access their office or amenity areas for up to five hours with Power Reserve.
Employee badges in Apple Wallet take full advantage of the privacy and security built into the iPhone and Apple Watch. When or where a 22 Bishopsgate employee uses their employee badge in Apple Wallet is never shared with Apple or stored on Apple servers. If their iPhone or Apple Watch is misplaced, the device owner can promptly use the Find My app to lock the device and help locate it.
Gerald Grattoni, VP and Head of Physical Access Control Systems for Mature Markets at HID said: “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 how we interact with the world, particularly regarding convenience and security.” Dan Drogman, CEO at Smart Spaces, said: “We’re excited to bring this new service to occupiers at 22 Bishopsgate and use Apple Wallet to deliver cutting-edge and truly innovative solutions for our clients. Evolving workplace trends mean we must think creatively about occupier needs and what draws them to the office. Having seamless access to a building through a commonly held Apple device is a game changer, and we’re delighted to be one of the first to bring this technology to London offices.”
Smart Spaces provides a suite of smart technologies for workspaces. By utilising HID Mobile Access and building management systems, Smart Spaces constantly adapts to deliver best-in-class experiences to make daily work life more efficient for occupiers, employees, property owners and managers alike while optimising sustainability and wellness.