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Adam Bannister was Editor of IFSEC Global from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam is also a former Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
January 24, 2019

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HID Global launches HID Origo cloud platform to foster innovation in the ‘connected workplace’

Secure identity solutions provider HID Global has released a cloud platform that it says will create an innovation ecosystem in the ‘connected workplace’ and make it easier for employees to use a range of services.

Built on HID’s access control infrastructure HID Origo “will remove integration barriers between access control systems and smart building applications”.

The platform, which combines HID’s mobile IDs technologies (with location services to come), unifies physical security and a wide range of building applications and services.


  • Suite of integration, enablement and developer tools and services designed to simplify how partners, developers and resellers bring access control solutions to market.  HID Origo allows simultaneous development of applications and integrated solutions – as opposed to one customer or site at a time – for HID’s complete installed base of millions of access control devices and systems
  • Embeds cloud connections and IoT functionality as app extensions into mobile devices, HID readers and controllers. Developers have direct access to this hardware via HID Origo application programming interfaces (APIs) and software developer kits (SDK), which have already been deployed successfully through HID’s mobile access solution
  • New data analytics capabilities, including remote reader configuration, predictive access control system maintenance and intent detection
  • Subscription-based services designed to simplify ordering and management of mobile IDs; enhance forecasting, budgeting and reporting; and streamline transferal of mobile ID subscription licenses across employees and registering multiple mobile IDs across multiple devices without additional cost

Case study

A world-leading biotechnology company is an early adopter of HID Origo subscription services, 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 a mixed environment of 12,000 mobile IDs and 40,000 Seos ID cards.

HID Global says

“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,” said Hilding Arrehed, vice president of cloud services, physical access control, HID Global. “It dramatically increases our partners’ capabilities to create more connected and seamless building experiences for end users.”

“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.”

About HID Global

HID Global provides physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalisation; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications.

The company, which is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, also includes in its stable of brands ActivID, EasyLobby, FARGO, IdenTrust, LaserCard, Lumidigm, Quantum Secure, and HID.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has more than 2,700 employees worldwide and its international offices that support customers in more than 100 countries.

HID Global is exhibiting at IFSEC International 2019, Europe’s leading integrated security event, taking place 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London. Book your free ticket now.

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