HID Global enhances building security at Deskopolitan’s co-working campus

HID Global enhances building security at Deskopolitan’s co-working campus
HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announced that it has been selected by French co-working space provider Deskopolitan to power its access control system. Powered by Seos, HID Mobile Access enables roughly 200 users to access their co-working campus in the heart of Paris, conveniently and securely.

Deskopolitan serves entrepreneurs who need professional, reliable working spaces to build their businesses. Occupying a 1350 m2 building, the office space provider offers 100 desks, six club offices and four meeting rooms in its Château d'Eau campus, enough to serve about 200 entrepreneurs at maximum capacity. The HID Mobile Access Software Developer Kit (SDK) is integrated into CoWork.io, a shared and collaborative workspace management solution designed for smart organizations, so entrepreneurs can use their smartphones to access the building, book desks, private offices and meeting rooms, and unlock the rooms at the time of their specific appointment.

"We have some great, high-potential start-ups here at Deskopolitan, and we strive to provide the best space-as-a-service solution to our clients," said Édouard Phélip, Chief Financial Officer of Deskopolitan. "HID Mobile Access helped us really modernize the user experience by enabling our clients to securely access our building and the rooms with their smartphones. It is innovative, intuitive and unobtrusive; it’s a great fit for our services."

When Deskopolitan clients arrive at the door, they simply tap their iOS and Android devices to an HID iCLASS SE reader via NFC, or twist their phone from a distance to gain access using Bluetooth Low Energy.

"HID Mobile Access was designed to meet the needs of today’s busy and dynamic environments," said Harm Radstaak, VP and MD of Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global. "It is ideal for co-working spaces that require high security and nimble ID management in cases where building access needs to be granted and revoked for a new set of people on a regular basis."

Deskopolitan’s clients are always on the move. To effectively secure the campus perimeter and its facilities, the company needed a mobile access solution that effectively controls user access 24/7. The HID Mobile Access portal meets both requirements. Through it, the co-working space provider can easily provision or revoke mobile IDs, streamlining management with zero compromise on security.

Phélip added, "Since we’re working with some of the most passionate entrepreneurs and successful start-ups, security is paramount. HID Global, being a leader in security solutions, instills us and our clients with confidence. We are already exploring deeper integration of HID’s technologies to further enhance our campus in areas such as network printing and locker storage.”


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