Apple Wallet Touchless Entry Underscores the Need for Workplace Experience Solutions

Apple Wallet Touchless Entry and Workplace Experience Solutions | HqO
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In todays fast-moving and ever-changing market, mobile access and flexibility are paramount when selecting a workplace experience provider, particularly when it comes to touchless entry. Tenants and employees are no longer using physical keycards to access their buildings and they have come to expect convenient contactless entry. Much like how we all now rely on mobile boarding passes when flying, fast, easy digital access is the expectation for those who are vetting and utilizing workplace experience solutions.

When youre considering a technology provider, mobile access vetting goes beyond whats available today. Its important that you look to those workplace solutions that have strong relationships with companies and providers who are redeveloping and reshaping how mobile access looks.

Apple Wallet integration is a perfect example. Silverstein Properties recently made news when the company announced it was swapping traditional employees badges for building access via Apple Wallet. The move allows employees in its buildings including at the World Trade Center in New York to access office buildings, tenant floors, amenity spaces, and fitness centers via a quick tap of their iPhone or Apple Watch.

This also applies to flex space, as one company could lease space at the World Trade Center on Monday and Tuesday, and another company can lease that same space for the rest of the week. In this instance, both could maintain contactless office access through Apple Wallet. This has been in the works for at least a year maybe even a year and a half and its just now being debuted at The World Trade Center.

Its exciting to think about what this means for our customers and their tenants. But with all things Apple, price is always a premium; this could be a downside for smaller companies looking to add a great value add for their tenants through Apple Wallet mobile access.

Its important to remember that while this news underscores the importance of touchless access and flexibility, its not a new feature for HqO. In fact, its an extension of what HqO already provides its customers. We support our customers with touchless access through their phones, seamlessly and easily integrating with the most popular access control systems so customers can continue using their existing systems.

We also offer enhanced access options through integrations with trusted partners in the space, recently making substantial improvements to our existing integrations both in terms of their availability and their reliability. HqO customers can easily and confidently consolidate their building access on a users device, providing a great workplace experience while maintaining increased safety and security for the building.

Were always working with these partners and providers like Kastle Systems and HID Mobile Access, both leading proptech managed security providers to ensure our customers experience is always seamless and safe. Kastle and HID are at the forefront of whats to come in mobile access, which means our customers will always have the best, most reliable, and most convenient access options in the market.

There are so many factors when choosing workplace experience providers, but contactless access options are certainly growing in popularity. As youre vetting a vendor, remember that having deep relationships with mobile access providers and their sophisticated practices is more important than ever, because of the vast complexity in the market. Select a workplace experience platform thats always thinking about whats next those that have solid relationships with technologies who are working on the next big step in mobile access and the future of the workplace.

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