Star India deploys HID mobile access to improve security at their Corporate headquarters

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that its HID Mobile Access solution, powered by Seos, has been selected by Star India, the country’s largest multimedia entertainment company, to secure the entrances and doors of its Mumbai headquarters. Star India issued 2,500 mobile IDs to its employees’ smartphones and installed numerous mobile-ready iCLASS SE readers at doors and gates throughout the 32-story building.

“As India’s largest multimedia company, we have extremely high security standards,” said Sumir Yadav, Senior Vice President (Administration and Facilities) with Star India. “HID Global, known for being the market leader of access control solutions, was able to fulfill all our requirements. With HID Mobile Access, we can now take advantage of the latest technology in this mobile-first age and achieve better security without being intrusive or compromising the user experience.”

Mobile IDs, a core component of HID Mobile Access, were provisioned via the solution’s robust online portal, making it possible for Star India’s IT administrators to issue or revoke mobile IDs quickly, easily and efficiently. Whenever a new employee joins the company, the IT administrators can effortlessly enroll them into the system by simply sending the employee an email invitation. The system-generated email contains directions and an activation code for the recipient to download and use the HID Mobile Access App. Upon entering the code and successfully activating the app, the employee can begin using their mobile device to unlock doors and gates at Star India.

“HID Mobile Access is very intuitive to use and helping to create a mobile-driven and secure workplace is the goal of our mobile access solution,” said Vishwanath Kulkarni, Director of Sales, Physical Access Control, India and SAARC, HID Global. “We are pleased that both Star India employees and the company’s IT administrators managing the solution are enjoying the experience.”

Feedback on HID Mobile Access from Star India employees has been positive, and the company is currently exploring options to deploy HID Mobile Access to secure its canteen as well as its collaboration spaces. Star India is also considering expanding the scope of the solution to cover the management of its visitor and enable secure printing in the future.

Star India received the IFSEC India Awards 2016 in “Excellence in Security Initiatives” for their implementation of HID Mobile Access with HID Global’s “Twist and Go” gesture technology. The award is a user implementation accolade that recognizes the excellence and innovations of CSOs and security officers who work behind the scenes to ensure robust security for their organizations.

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