HID Global News

What caused the most disruption in 2018 in the physical security space?

In many regards, 2018 was a turbulent year for the physical security marketplace, driven by evolving technologies and changing customer needs, among other factors. Year-end is a great time to reflect, so we asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What caused the most disruption in the physical security marketplace in 2018? 

Top ten security industry mergers and acquisitions of 2018

Consolidation persisted in the physical security industry in 2018, and big companies such as Motorola, Canon and UTC continued to make moves. Also among the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) news in 2018 was a high-profile bankruptcy (that ended well), continuing consolidation in the integrator market, and the creation of a new entity called “LenelS2.” Here’s a look at the Top 10 M&A stories in 2018: 1. Motorola acquires Avigilon Motorola Solutions announced in Februar...

Boon Edam opens Technology and Training Center in Silicon Valley

Boon Edam Inc., global manufacturer of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the opening of a full-service Technology and Training Center in San Jose, CA. This is the second US-based location for the company outside of its headquarters in Lillington, NC; the first location, opened in 2015, is in mid-town Manhattan at 1140 Broadway Avenue in New York City. The address of the new Silicon Valley center is 2161 O’Toole Ave San Jose, CA. Boon Edam’s T...

HID Global increases flexibility of digital identity management and authentication with HID ActivOne solution

HID Global, a global provider of trusted identity solutions, unveiled a new subscription-based delivery model simplifying access to its broad suite of identity and access management (IAM) software and services. The new HID ActivOne is an end-to-end digital identity management and authentication solution for large organisations, securing the identity of people, critical data and assets -- all with the flexibility of a subscription.  Organisations realize that it is not possible to rely on a...

HID extends goID solution to provide end-to-end system for deploying mobile citizen ID program

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that its HID goID solution has been extended to provide an end-to-end system for deploying and managing a mobile citizen ID program. From issuance through verification, HID goID is backed by the same high security standards for data, communication and privacy protection that are used in today’s physical electronic ID (eID) programs.  “This is a major step in delivering the full value of our goID solution, as we ext...

Does “security technology” cover the broader application possibilities of today’s systems?

The concept of how security systems can contribute to the broader business goals of a company is not new. It seems we have been talking about benefits of security systems beyond “just” security for more than a decade. Given the expanding role of technologies in the market, including video and access control, at what point is the term “security” too restrictive to accurately describe what our industry does? We asked the Expert Panel Roundtable for their responses to this p...

HID combines security authentication and convenience with Crescendo Mobile solution

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announced the Crescendo Mobile smart card to bring convenience to high security for accessing computer, network or cloud applications. The new HID mobile smart card utilises digital certificates on users’ mobile devices for client authentication. The HID Crescendo Mobile solution provides organisations seeking to eliminate passwords with a solution that combines the high security of physical authenticators with the usability of a mobil...

HID Global launches HID FARGO HDP6600 high-speed retransfer printer for personalising ID Cards

HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced a new ID card retransfer printer with breakthrough speed. The HID FARGO HDP6600 High Definition Printer/Encoder reduces the time it takes to print the first ID card by half while doubling overall throughput as compared to many alternatives. This new printer is designed to save customers time, money and energy.  The HID FARGO HDP6600 printer is the company’s sixth-generation retransfer printer under HID’s...

Further acquisitions in the pipeline for parent company ACRE

One of the biggest recent security divestitures in the news was the sale of Mercury Security to HID Global, which occurred around a year ago. The seller in that transaction was ACRE (Access Control Related Enterprises), also the parent company of Vanderbilt and ComNet. We recently spoke to founder and CEO Joe Grillo, a 30-year industry veteran, about the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, ACRE’s future, and new opportunities opened up by the Mercury sale. Q: What’s new wit...

HID Condition Monitoring solution enables smart facilities to achieve AI-based maintenance for their assets

HID Global®, a provider of identity solutions, announced it has dramatically elevated the machine learning capabilities in its HID Condition Monitoring solution through high-bandwidth vibration sensors that help manufacturing facilities employ AI-based technology to monitor the health and performance of motors, rotating equipment, and other assets.  The cost-effective solution makes it possible for plant managers to extend their predictive maintenance strategies to all factory assets t...

HID Global combats counterfeiting with its IoT-based brand protection solution

Protecting major brands against counterfeiting and grey market activities is a global challenge, which yields the same result regardless of the industry: lost sales and a poor customer experience that are damaging to the brand. HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, has responded to this escalating issue by increasing its investments in HID’s IoT-based brand protection services and expanding its community of partners who develop and deliver seamless front-end expe...

LEGIC technology platform offers secure identification and connectivity for ID and IoT applications

The five LEGIC components Connect, Mobile SDK, reader IC, smartcard IC as well as key and authorisation management are seamlessly working together to provide a powerful technology platform for secure ID and IoT applications. For example, for BLE mobile ID, use Connect to deploy ID rights onto mobile devices running an app which is built on LEGIC’s mobile SDK (Android or iOS). The mobile ID rights can then be easily accessed by a reader incorporating a LEGIC reader IC. All three of these L...