Bosch integrates STid’s mobile solution in its access control systems
STid, manufacturer of high security contactless identification solutions and Bosch Building Technologies, global supplier of security, safety and communications products and systems, have announced a collaboration to offer a truly convenient and touchless access control solution to the market.
STid and Bosch Building Technologies have joined their forces on the access control market. This collaboration combines STid’s expertise in contactless identification solutions with Bosch’s comprehensive access control portfolio to offer a touchless and convenient access solution based on mobile phones.
When STid Mobile ID® is integrated with the Access Management System (version 2.0 and higher) or the Building Integration System (version 4.7 and higher) and the Access Management Controller (AMC2) from Bosch, users can use their mobile phone as means of identification. To use this solution, they must install the STid mobile app on their smartphone to receive a unique ID number. Then, when presenting their mobile phone to the reader, the authorization rights of the ID credential within the Access Management System or the Building Integration System will be checked by the AMC2 before access is granted. In addition to being touchless, the solution has the advantage of requiring only a mobile phone for identification (an indispensable item for many), rather than biometric
features, which may be sensitive in certain applications or cultures.
In addition to the already mentioned advantages, the mobile access solution based on STid and Bosch, will provide customers with the following benefits:
- Pre-configured STid readers that can be bought via the STid distribution sales channels and that are compatible with the Bosch access control components in a plug and play way.
- The option to choose OSDP v2 SC channel protocol for highest security in datatransmission from the reader to the AMC2.
- A free mobile credential as means of identification which is issued directly when installing the STid mobile app on the smartphone. This allows for a portal free and fast implementation of the mobile access solution.
“With Bosch, we share the same aim: to provide touchless, secure and convenient access control solutions to protect people. We are glad to work together to offer new solutions in the field of access control”, Vincent Dupart, CEO at STid.
Also Gregor Schlechtriem, head of Business Unit Access Control and Intrusion Systems at Bosch Building Technologies, is happy about the collaboration, stating: “We surround ourselves with trusted partners to offer our customers solutions that bring them complete satisfaction. With STid, it’s the first step of a strong partnership.”