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Cohesion, HID Global team on touchless access control

Aug. 2, 2021
Cohesion and HID Global have partnered to deliver touchless entry capability in commercial real estate buildings.

Cohesion (Chicago), a smart building SaaS specialist, in July announced that it is now a technology partner within HID’s Advantage Partner Program. As a result of the partnership, Cohesion’s smart building platform integrates with HID card readers and all access control systems with one-touch configuration to deliver touchless entry for all access points with mobile credentials.

Cohesion says its collaboration with HID Global allows touchless access to elevators, doors, parking garages, turnstiles, and tenant spaces to enhance the tenant experience and streamline operations in commercial real estate buildings. According to the firms, the combined Cohesion and HID Global solution benefits building owners and managers through its ability to meet tenants' priorities of having a safer, healthier, and more convenient building.

A mobile credential inside the Cohesion app integrated with HID’s card readers is as fast and easy to use as a physical keycard. It allows tenants to use their phones for building access without having to swipe a physical keycard or talk to building security.

Tenants are further empowered with the ability to give guests easy, touchless access. When tenants schedule their visitors in the app, visitors receive a QR code that grants them access to the building for the duration of their visit. With Cohesion’s one-touch configuration, permissioned users can quickly and easily add or remove tenants in the system.

“Our collaboration with Cohesion leverages HID Mobile Access to provide a secure and seamless digital experience for property managers, owners, and tenants within the commercial real estate industry,” said Rick Winter, End User Business Development Manager of Finance & Commercial Real Estate at HID Global.

“Cohesion’s platform is enabling a healthy and efficient workplace,” added Nik Patel, Co-Founder and CTO at Cohesion. “By integrating with HID’s card readers, we’re reducing physical contact with surfaces throughout the building, simplifying workstreams for property management teams, and providing a high-end perk to sophisticated properties.”

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