HID Global Beefs Up Visitor Management by Purchasing EasyLobby

IRVINE, Calif. — With a goal of breaking into the visitor management market, HID Global has acquired secure visitor management supplier EasyLobby of Needham, Mass. The purchase price was not disclosed.

The acquisition delivers a number of potential synergies with HID Global’s portfolio across its identity and access management business, according to Tony Ball, senior vice president of Identity and Access Management Business, HID Global.

“HID Global and EasyLobby believe that the total addressable market for visitor management is still under penetrated,” he tells SSI. “With this deal, the combined companies now offer a single source for comprehensive visitor management solutions that are tightly integrated with HID Global’s physical access control and secure card issuance systems.”

EasyLobby’s product suite provides enterprise-class visitor registration, tracking, reporting, badge printing, asset and package management. It also offers Web-based preregistration and employee/contractor time and attendance functionality, which integrates with a variety of access control, HR and other systems.

In a press release, HID Global states that EasyLobby products will complement its own portfolio. Additionally, EasyLobby’s line of products, which have been deployed across a large and diverse base, are well-aligned with HID’s physical access control customer base.

“The addition of EasyLobby’s product suite, large installed base and strong customer engagements will help us broaden our offering to include trusted solutions for a wide range of visitor management applications. Additionally, this acquisition brings us a talented team with a highly complementary skillset,” HID Global president and CEO Denis Hébert says.

Both companies maintain that the deal will help electronic security contractors increase their sales opportunities, Ball says.

“Since most facilities with access control also need visitor management, these customers value the benefits of an integrated solution,” he says. “This deal gives our integrator partners the benefit of an expanded customer base.”


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