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Smart Spaces delivers the world’s first implementation of HID’s mobile credentials in Google Wallet at Workspace

Mobile access control integration makes entry to The Light Bulb building effortless for customers

Smart Spaces has announced that it has partnered with trusted identity provider, HID, to make access to Workspace’s The Light Bulb building in South West London fast, simple and secure by making door access credentials available in Google Wallet for all SME customers who lease offices and studios at the centre. 

Today, any registered Android smartphone user can gain quick and seamless access to The Light Bulb by holding their device near any NFC-enabled HID Signo reader, with doors then opening automatically.    

Smart Spaces is the first HID Technology Partner to carry out such a Google Wallet integration project, with Workspace the first customer in the world to benefit from this innovative technical collaboration.

A FTSE 250 company, Workspace owns and manages 4.6 million sq. ft. of flexible office space across 76 locations in London – home to some of the Capital’s brightest young companies who rent and design their own space and join a vibrant community of other businesses.   

Chris Boultwood, Workspace’s Head of Technology, says, “Our customers are agile, ambitious SMEs who are digitally savvy, and we know how much they appreciate having ease of access to the building with just their phones. We’re always looking to make their experience as seamless as possible and the HID/Google Wallet door access is a natural step forward at The Light Bulb. We’re now excited to start rolling this out across other London locations.”

Smart Spaces’ OS is used by Workspace’s customers to not only access the building, but to book meeting rooms and receive information about events and activities happening onsite, with the software branded MyWorkspace.

Unlike issuing traditional plastic RFID access cards, shifting to digital offers self-service plus the seamless provisioning of credentials, making it far easier for all concerned – Workspace’s customers as well as onsite facility management staff.  

“This partnership highlights our commitment to providing a wider range of secure and convenient mobile experiences for workspaces for all types of end users– from SMEs to larger enterprises. As we diversify and expand our mobile solutions portfolio globally, stay tuned to see more Google Wallet integrations in the coming year,” Sanjit Bardhan, HID’s Vice President & Head of Global Mobile Business.

Smart Spaces’ goal is to be the world’s leading smart building operating system for commercial real estate. Winners of the Santander Technology Business of the Year in 2023, a raft of prestigious projects in the UK now use its software which has put London centre stage of global smart building implementations.

Dan Drogman, Smart Spaces’ Chief Executive Officer, says, “At Smart Spaces, we continuously strive to provide the best possible user experience for our customers. The ‘tap and go’ functionality and convenience offered by Google Wallet provides this seamlessly. We’re delighted we’re the first to offer this to our customers.”

About Smart Spaces

Smart Spaces is an award-winning developer of smart building software for global commercial real estate. Its Smart Building OS simplifies day-to-day operational management of buildings to boost energy efficiency and save cost, with its intuitive smartphone-based app enabling secure entry, desk and meeting room booking, parking or access to a host of other services.  The business operates worldwide with over 75 million sq.ft of global office space now managed through its software platform. Founded in 2010, Smart Spaces is privately owned and headquartered in London. www.smartspaces.app

About HID

HID powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID’s products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID’s technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. 

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID has over 4,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com

About Workspace Group PLC

Workspace is London’s leading owner and operator of flexible workspace, currently managing 4.6 million sq. ft. of sustainable space at 76 locations in London and the South East. Home to some 4,000 of London’s fastest growing and established brands from a diverse range of sectors, Workspace’s purpose is to give businesses the freedom to grow, based on the belief that in the right space, teams can achieve more and reach their full potential.

Workspace has a unique combination of a highly effective and scalable operating platform, a portfolio of distinctive properties and an ownership model that allows them to offer true flexibility. It provides customers with blank canvas space to create a home for their businesses, alongside leases that give them the freedom to easily scale up and down within its well-connected, extensive portfolio. Workspace is also an inherently sustainable business, investing across the capital, breathing new life into old buildings, and creating hubs of economic activity that helps flatten London’s working map. Workspace works closely with local communities to ensure it makes a positive and lasting environmental and social impact, creating value over the long term.

Workspace was established in 1987, has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1993, is a FTSE 250 listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and is a member of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA). Workspace® is a registered trademark of Workspace Group PLC, London, UK. www.workspace.co.uk

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