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Avolon selects HID Mobile Access to create secure and convenient employee experiences

25 January 2021

HID GLOBAL’S Mobile Access solution has been selected by aerospace company Avolon to secure physical access at its headquarters in Dublin and other locations worldwide. Powered by HID’s Seos credential technology, the solution enables Avolon to issue staff Mobile IDs to smart phones for building access and, in addition, affords an efficient management platform for its global network of offices.

Avolon is one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing companies and services many of the major airlines. For this project, HID Global partnered with Ireland-based systems integrator Summit Security Systems Ltd to deploy the HID Mobile Access solution and HID readers throughout Avolon’s Dublin campus.

In practice, Mobile IDs are sent to Avolon staff via an app on a user’s Android or iOS mobile device such that they can quickly and easily use their phones to gain access to Avolon facilities.

“We needed to maintain a secure perimeter, but we didn’t want the security to be a barrier,” explained Allan Dawson, facilities project manager at Avolon. “Using a mobile phone is much more convenient than an access card, while phones also tend not to be left behind. In essence, we were looking for a system that was highly flexible, highly mobile and highly secure. HID Global has offered us that. Indeed, the chosen solution gives us everything that we want in terms of security and flexibility.”

24-hour office access

The HID Mobile Access solution facilitates 24-7 office access for staff members and equips administrators to manage access rights from a centralised, cloud-based portal. Since Mobile IDs are issued remotely, they can easily be issued or revoked for added convenience and efficiency.

“Avolon’s use of HID Mobile Access makes touchless access control possible for a more seamless user experience, which is appealing to many organisations in today’s new normal,” stated Harm Radstaak, vice-president and managing director of physical access control at HID Global. “The scalability of our solution also lays the groundwork for Avolon to easily extend mobile access across more of its facilities.”

On that note, and in the wake of the successful deployment of mobile access at its Dublin headquarters, Avolon has also launched the HID Mobile Access solution at its New York, Florida and Hong Kong offices, with plans underway for installation at the Singapore campus.