Vehicle owners with smart devices inNigeria will have a secure way toprove their identity using mobile IDs Using HID goID, HID Global’s new secure identity solution, the mobile IDs will be issued through the Nigerian Police Force’s Biometric Central Motor Registry vehicle registration card program. The program provides real-time access to information about vehicles and their owners through mobile readers powered by ASSA ABLOY’s award-winning Seos technology. The mobile IDs provide citizens and police officers with more convenience, trust, security, and real-time access to information. The Nigerian Police will be issued smartphones as mobile readers to verify a vehicle owner’s ID and gain real-time access to reliable accident, crime, or insurance information on the vehicle. Offline verification The HID goID platform has been designed so that even in areas of restricted or no network coverage, a police officer can still verify the identity of the owner and vehicle offline. It also ensures privacy protection by enabling users to present credentials with a Bluetooth or NFC connection rather than relinquishing their smartphones. Femi Agoro, Director of Media Concept, says the partnership with HID Global will help create a safer Nigeria for its citizens and its police force. “This project equips our police officers with the information they need, enabling them to do their job more effectively,” he says. “Working with HID Global, we’re proud to be bringing such innovative new mobile technologies to the people of Nigeria.” Mobility initiative The program in Nigeria is the first of several that HID Global will announce around the world in support of its newly launched mobility initiative. The aim of this initiative is to enable users to confidently use more applications and conduct transactions with a trusted, government-issued ID on smart devices. Rob Haslam, Vice President and Managing Director of HID Global’s Government ID Solutions, says: “Smartphone adoption is growing exponentially among Nigeria’s 170 million citizens. Offering citizens the option to carry a mobile ID on a smartphone to easily and conveniently prove vehicle ownership is a natural next step in the wider shift to government-issued mobile IDs for vehicle registration and beyond.” Save
Company will also showcase products including its highly flexible e-passport data page offering HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, will be showcasing its broad offering of citizen ID solutions at Secure Document World 2015. The company will raise the curtain on a new era of government ID programs with the first demonstration of provisioning secure citizen ID credentials to smartphones. It will also showcase products including its highly flexible e-passport data page offering. HID Global’s demonstrations at event HID Global will demonstrate its solutions in Booth #F11 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London, U.K., June 9 – 11, 2015. Demonstrations include: Citizen IDs on smart phones: HID Global is demonstrating how its Seos® technology can enable citizens to carry government IDs on their smartphones and other mobile devices. The new offering builds on HID Global's leadership in secure mobile ID provisioning and the management platforms already deployed in other arenas such as education and hospitality, most notably with the industry-leading Starwood SPG KeylessTM hotel entry system from HID and its parent company ASSA ABLOY. Complete polycarbonate data page offering: HID Global will display its highly customisable data page offering, the leading solution for governments that want maximum flexibility for tailoring their e-passport programs to specific national needs. Proven in the award-winning Irish e-passport program, the data pages include inlays, durable and counterfeit-resistant hinge technology, and a unique crack prevention feature. Executives from the company and its partner, Botosoft, will also be featured speakers during the conference. HID Global presentations include: “Mobilised and Ready: Virtual IDs are Coming,” HID Global Vice President of Government ID Solutions Rob Haslam will look at the specialised needs of governments that want to offer their citizens secure credentials for smartphones that can co-exist with physical documents to deliver end-to-end security and privacy, on Thursday, June 11, at 14:45 – 15:10 p.m. in the Churchill Auditorium on the ground floor of the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center. “The West Africa Examinations Council Student Mobile ID System,” Femi Agoro, Director of Botosoft of Lagos, Nigeria, will share details of this successful program to securely authenticate, record and monitor student identities and exam results using secure handheld mobile readers, on Wednesday, June 10 at 14:40 – 15:05 p.m. in the Churchill Auditorium.