HID Global®, worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced its HID Trusted Tag® Services for securing Internet of Things applications won the RFID Journal Live! Award for Best NFC Deployment. To create the winning solution, the company partnered with MyTAG.io to deploy an integrated cloud-based management system for automating key management, improving security guard patrol processes and streamlining contractor management for CityPoint, a major commercial office building in London.
“This accolade further validates the growing market demand for innovative yet secure solutions that enable people to leverage the power of NFC and mobile devices for increased productivity and efficiency at work and beyond,” said Marc Bielmann, vice president and managing director of identification technologies with HID Global. “The CityPoint deployment is a perfect example of how HID Global’s mobility initiative makes this possible by adding trust to cloud applications used by a mobile workforce responsible for safeguarding people, property and assets."
CityPoint’s new solution streamlines security and management systems for its 35-story office building used by thousands of people on a daily basis. In partnership with MyTAG.io, HID Trusted Tag Services and hundreds of its Near-Field Communication (NFC) tags were deployed to replace CityPoint’s paper-based system for tracking 220 physical keys; improve their security guard patrol of 295 checkpoints; and create a better solution for auditing billable contractor hours.
With the integrated cloud-based solution, CityPoint has reported a substantial reduction in the amount of time and resources spent managing and replacing lost or stolen keys. In addition, the facility can now account for each key in real time, and building managers have access to historical data for greater visibility into which keys are in demand. CityPoint has also experienced an increase in security guard tour efficiency based on digital tracking that reduces the time needed for individual security patrols. More accurate time and attendance with the new contractor management process ensures CityPoint is paying only for services rendered, while ensuring accurate compensation for contractors.
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