Welcome to your HID Mobile Access® Buying Guide
Mobile Solutions for a Mobile World
HID Mobile Access® is connecting the environment like never before. One device lets you access doors, networks, printers and more — it’s access in the palm of your hand. Read on to learn how HID Global is leading the way with secure and convenient mobile access control solutions.
What Is HID Mobile Access®?
J. O’Brien and HID® — Your source and partners for mobile access.
HID Global is leading innovation with its award-winning HID Mobile Access® solutions that enable organizations to answer end-user demand for convenience and choice. We have become a mobile world, one that offers accessibility and portability is nearly every aspect of our daily lives. This evolution extends to access control, providing mobile technology to access doors, facilities, networks, other enterprise applications, and much more. HID is at the forefront when it comes to meeting the demand for expedient mobile solutions by offering a new level of choice that mobile technologies have brought to access control.
HID® is at the forefront when it comes to meeting the demand for expedient mobile solutions.
From smartphones to wearables and tablets, mobile devices are ever present in today’s office environment, and HID Mobile Access® makes the freedom to move access control to these devices a matter of preference. Expanding access control functionality to a mobile device allows end-users to securely and conveniently access the workplace and is a logical step in the progression of access control.
Benefits of HID Mobile Access®
Mobile is the Future of Access Control
Mobile access control is the latest development in physical access security. It takes advantage of the increasingly mobile — first world by enabling mobile devices — including smartphones, tablets, and even wearables — to function as a credential. In addition to physical access, mobile access can also enable logical access to networks and other resources.
HID® Mobile Access combines physical access control with mobility, allowing devices to replace cards and tags.
Mobile access provides you with countless options and advantages to make your organization’s access control efficient, cost-effective, and convenient.
Is Mobile Access Secure?
HID Mobile Access® is the secure, smart solution.
HID Mobile Access® powered by Seos® credential technology, has introduced a new era of convenience and functionality to access control. It is a methodology for managing secure identities on mobile devices for physical access control. The HID Mobile Access® solution is tailored for security professionals seeking higher levels of secure user convenience to protect doors, gates, parking facilities, networks and physical assets while having the confidence that identity data is secure, and privacy is protected using the same standards followed by the U.S. government to encrypt classified data.
What is Seos®?
Seos is an HID Global technology with modern and well-established security features that has been widely adopted and powers HID Mobile Access® and HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform. It was developed as a common standard that establishes privacy and trust in the communication of secure identity data on physical cards, smartphones, tablets and wearables. Seos in the form of Mobile Access enables a smart device to become a trusted credential, replacing mechanical keys and access cards, to open doors in homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities, and industrial and commercial buildings.Additionally, HID Mobile Access® applications encompass solutions for a broad and growing range of use cases, including PC login and authentication to IT systems, secure print job collection, automated vending, building access, elevator access, parking access, as well as time and attendance management.
Components of Mobile Access
Smarter Access in a Mobile-First World
Key Features of Mobile Access Components:
- HID Mobile Access® Readers - Use a smartphone with a close a proximity “tap” or longer range “Twist and Go” on HID® iCLASS SE® and/or multiCLASS SE® mobile-enabled readers.
- Secure Mobile IDs - Ensure privacy, security, and integrity of identity data by leveraging Secure Identity Object® (SIO®) data encoding for multi-layered security.
- HID Secure Identity Services Portal - A cloud-based management portal used to manage users and devices, securely issue and revoke Mobile IDs, and oversee access rights.
- HID Mobile Access® App – Simple enrollment for Mobile ID end-users through an intuitive app available through Apple® App Store and Google® Play.
The Many Options for Personal Mobile Access
Tap/Twist & Go vs. Wearable Mobile Access
The evolution of mobile devices and the speed at which it occurs is affecting the entire business landscape. This includes the secure deployment and management of access control credentials for buildings and other applications. The convenience of mobile access is transforming the daily experience of employees and issuers. From a simple gesture to a tap, from a phone to a watch, the options are vast for mobile access solutions.
What's the difference?
Tap/Twist & Go
HID Mobile Access® offers a patented gesture technology that allows door and gate access with a short-range “Tap” or from a distance using “Twist and Go” activation upon approaching an iCLASS SE® or multiCLASS SE® mobile-enabled reader. Depending upon the desired application or end-user experience, a tap or twist gesture allows for door and systems access, enhancing the transactional experience by merging security with convenience.
Wearables are a class of smart device that can be worn on the wrist, strung on a necklace, clipped onto clothing or carried on a key ring. Wearables function in much the same way as a hand-held mobile device with the added convenience of not having to remove or carry the device — it can be read while worn, making access control even faster and easier. Smart watches and personal biometric devices are the most common wearables in use today, but the extended use of wearables for enterprise access solutions continues to expand.
Prepare for the Future – Go Mobile
In Today’s Mobile-First World, Preparation is Key
J. O’Brien’s security experts use trusted HID® mobile access solutions.
Despite the enhanced security and convenience that comes from newer options, many organizations are still using outdated and vulnerable access control technology. It’s smart to be ready for the future, and the future is mobile. HID Global is leading innovation with its award-winning HID Mobile Access® solution that enables organizations to answer end-user demand for convenience and choice.
Embrace the evolution of contactless technology.
Extending access control functionality to a mobile device allows end-users to securely and conveniently access the workplace using their smart device. HID Mobile Access® can be used as a stand-alone solution or co-exist with traditional card access. And it can be a gradual transition; readers are capable of reading both proximity cards and mobile devices so you don’t have to be intimidated by a quick change or overwhelmed if your organization has a large number of employees to switch over to a mobile access system.
Integrating HID® Mobile Access
Tips for How to Make the Transition to a Mobile Access System
The Implementation Services Team Works with You and Your Integrator to Successfully Design, Deploy, and Train You on Your New Mobile Access Solution
J. O’Brien HID Global Professional Services™ provides support to integrate mobile into access control systems.
Providing unmatched subject matter expertise on the breadth of HID solutions, our implementation consultants help ensure that you derive maximum performance and value from your investment in the shortest time possible. HID Professional Services™ provides additional support for organizations who prefer assistance to incorporate mobile into their access control systems and offers a depth of expertise, end-to-end project management and technical knowledge to help reduce risk and accelerate value for your business.
How To Deploy HID® Mobile Access
Access Made Easy
HID Global’s intuitive HID Mobile Access® Portal and App enable organizations to efficiently deploy and manage mobile users with confidence. Powered by our award-winning Seos® technology, HID Mobile Access® provides superior identity management and delivers the most dynamic mobile solution available today.
User-friendly interface for administrators and simple enrollment for end-users.
When choosing to deploy mobile access, it is important to review which mobile-related technologies will allow your organization to create the ideal access experience for your employees.
Manage Mobile Access Users and IDs
It’s Never Been Easier to Manage Mobile IDs
Experience mobile access at its best. HID® Global’s intuitive HID Mobile Access® Portal and App enable organizations to manage mobile users with ease and confidence.
In the HID® Mobile Access Portal, access rights are managed by an administrator, and each transaction is unique to ensure privacy.
Powered by our award-winning Seos® technology, HID Mobile Access® provides superior identity management and delivers the most dynamic mobile solution available today. Control is literally at your fingertips.
Technologies that Support HID Mobile Credentials
Is Your Organization Ready to Go Mobile?
Mobile Access is gaining popularity for employee credentials. As work environments become mobile friendly, transitioning to mobile credentials is the next step for many organizations; therefore, it is important to know what technologies will work with a mobile access system.
HID® Mobile Access Technical Documents
Mobile Access Control Assistance — Knowledge at Your Fingertips.
Unlock the HID® Mobile Access Control - Technical Documents Library
With our HID® Mobile Access Control Documents Library, you can find the answers you need — 24/7/365.
Our HID® Mobile Access Technical Documents Library contains a wide breadth of documents to help you throughout the process of implementing your Mobile Access System. From user guides and installer instructions to specifics about Android Pay and Apple Pay, it contains a wealth of knowledge without having to pick up the phone for assistance.