HID and SwiftConnect bring mobile access to “trophy” London building

November 3, 2023


HID and SwiftConnect

HID and SwiftConnect make it possible for British Land employees to use their employee badge in Apple Wallet for seamless access with their iPhones and Apple Watches.

Harnessing digital automation technology to transform people’s experiences in its commercial buildings, British Land, one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies, has deployed connected access at its Broadgate, 100 Liverpool Street office building in London.

Through a collaboration with HID and SwiftConnect, people can now use their employee badge in Apple Wallet for seamless access at this trophy building with their iPhones and Apple Watches.

HID and SwiftConnect deliver seamless access experience

British Land’s mobile access rollout marks a significant shift by leading commercial buildings to double-down on empowering people with self-service, on-demand access to more flexible and high-quality spaces.

Fiona Sawkill, Head of Digital Placemaking at British Land, commented: “Reshaping the way people access British Land buildings fits our vision of modernising office spaces and providing the best experiences for our customers, employees, and visitors. Thanks to technology partnerships with SwiftConnect and HID, we are now able to deliver a seamless access experience, while strengthening our security and improving operational efficiency.”

Employees and tenants can add their employee badge to Apple Wallet after an initial set-up through the My Broadgate app, developed by Equiem. Using the My Broadgate app makes it easy for users to add their mobile credential to Apple Wallet without the need for additional app downloads.

Bronny Wilson, Regional Head of Europe for Equiem, explained, “By leveraging technology partnerships with SwiftConnect and HID, we are able to deliver seamless experiences while improving operational efficiency and sustainability for British Land.”

Lifecycle management

Once added to Apple Wallet, badges are provisioned using SwiftConnect AccessCloud, which brings together mobile platforms and enterprise systems that govern physical access. SwiftConnect’s AccessCloud integrates with British Land’s access control system and HID Origo, a cloud platform that enables lifecycle management of mobile credentials. The solution also leverages HID SEOS credential technology to deliver an intuitive, private and secure access transaction when a user presents their iPhone or Apple Watch to HID SIGNO and iCLASS SE Readers.

“British Land is a great example of a real estate investment company combining the power of mobile and digitisation with their strategy to streamline and differentiate their properties,” said James Kendall, European Regional Director at SwiftConnect. “As we gain traction in Europe, North America and around the world, SwiftConnect remains focused on equipping building owners and enterprises with the capabilities and best practices necessary to provide an extraordinary experience to users while also maximising their investments in connected access.”

Spencer Marshall, Head of Europe for PACS at HID, added, “Our commitment to innovation levels up mobile access capabilities to ensure that tenants and visitors enjoy a seamless and secure tap-based experience across all spaces. We are proud to partner with SwiftConnect and British Land, two companies at the forefront of redefining modern office spaces with best of breed technologies and unique approaches to PropTech.”

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