HID Launches Cloud Platform for Integrated Access Control Solutions

HID Origo will make it possible to develop new applications and integrated solutions for HID’s complete installed base of millions of access control devices and systems all at once.

AUSTIN, Texas — HID Global announces the availability of its HID Origo Cloud platform, which it says opens a brand-new world of opportunities for partners to create more seamless and intuitive workplace experiences that are built on HID’s access control infrastructure.

The platform combines HID’s technologies for mobile IDs (and location services in the future) with its access control architecture to bring together physical security and a wide range of building applications, services and IoT use cases via a unified Cloud experience, according to the company.

“HID Origo lays the foundation for a broad ecosystem of Cloud-based access control technologies, products, services and business models that will accelerate workplace innovation; it dramatically increases our partners’ capabilities to create more connected and seamless building experiences for end users,” says Hilding Arrehed, vice president of Cloud services, physical access control, HID Global. “The platform will remove integration barriers between access control systems and smart building applications, and we will continue to expand its value with capabilities that further improve how people securely move through a facility and interact with its services.”

The new platform provides an app-based innovation model that delivers a combination of integration, enablement, developer tools and services aimed to simplify how partners, developers and resellers bring access control solutions to market.

Rather than requiring that entire solutions be developed and enabled one customer or site at a time, HID Origo will make it possible to develop new applications and integrated solutions for HID’s complete installed base of millions of access control devices and system all at once, according to the company.

So how does HID Origo work? The platform embeds Cloud connections and IoT functionality as app extensions into mobile devices, HID readers and controllers, and gives developers direct access to this hardware via HID Origo application programming interfaces (APIs) and software developer kits (SDK).

HID says the platform also enables data analytics to be used for new capabilities, including remote reader configuration, predictive access control system maintenance and intent detection for more seamless and personalized workplace experiences.

HID Origo can enable new business models for ordering and managing mobile IDs, such as subscription-based services. HID says one instance of this includes a deployment by a world-leading biotechnology company who has been an early adopter of HID Origo subscription services for ordering and managing mobile ID replenishment over the air when employees lose or must replace their smartphones. The company has replaced its traditional access control readers with 2,300 Bluetooth-enabled iCLASS SE readers to support their mixed environment of 12,000 mobile IDs and 40,000 Seos ID cards.

The company says the subscription billing model offered through HID Origo makes it easier for the company to order and manage mobile IDs while improving forecasting, budgeting and reporting. It can also streamline transferring mobile ID subscription licenses across employees and registering multiple mobile IDs across multiple devices without any additional cost.

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