Silverstein Properties, a real estate development, investment, and management firm, is using contactless access to its 7 World Trade Center office building through employee badges in Apple Wallet.
Silverstein’s employee badges in Apple Wallet allows users to access its office buildings, tenant floors, fitness centers, and amenity spaces using their iPhone or Apple Watch. The company plans to offer the service to its 50,000 office customers in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles in the coming months.
“We are proud to make it easy for our employees and customers to get into our buildings, their offices, and our shared lounges, cafes, conference facilities and yoga studios using employee badge in Apple Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch,” said Tal Kerret, president of Silverstein Properties. “Through our Inspire app, we can now provide and manage access to any number of buildings and spaces in a safe and secure way.”
Employee badges in Apple Wallet are provisioned from Silverstein’s Inspire app, using SwiftConnect access cloud, which manages and connects disparate access control systems across owner and enterprise portfolios with mobile credential platforms, user directories, and other systems that influence physical access requirements. SwiftConnect’s Access Cloud and Silverstein’s Inspire app integrate with HID Origo, a cloud platform that enables lifecycle management of mobile credentials. The solution leverages HID’s Seos credential technology to deliver an intuitive, private and secure access transaction when a user presents their iPhone or Apple Watch to HID Signo readers. To deliver this access experience in even the most extreme circumstances, employee badges stored in Apple Wallet work in power reserve mode when the iPhone needs a charge.
“We are delighted to partner with Silverstein and SwiftConnect to bring new-age experiences that transform how property owners provide value to employees and tenants,” said Björn Lidefelt, executive vice president and head of HID Global. “We are excited to extend our collaboration with Apple in providing this groundbreaking experience that transforms how users navigate the modern workplace.”
Matt Kopel, president of SwiftConnect, said, “The remote and programmatic provisioning of credentials and permissions to users in real time will open up new ways in which people interact with and use buildings and offices. We are excited to work with Apple, HID Global and Silverstein Properties in this digital transformation of how customers access and engage Silverstein Properties’ portfolio.”