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Bosch & STid partner for Mobile Access Control Solution

STid and Bosch Building Technologies announce a partnership to offer a mobile, touchless access control solution.

The 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.

Users can use their mobile phone as means of identification 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.

To use this solution, users 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.

Additionally, 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 can be purchased via the STid distribution sales channels 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 data transmission 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,” says Vincent Dupart, CEO at STid.

Gregor Schlechtriem, head of Business Unit Access Control and Intrusion Systems at Bosch Building Technologies, emphasizes the two companies’ shared commitment to end customers.

“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.”

Source – Security Sales & Integration