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HID smart cards, Mobile ID deployed at high school in Mexico

Company issues 1,500 Seos smart cards and Mobile IDs to students

HID Global has revealed that its Seos mobile access and advanced smart card platform has been deployed by Guadalajara, Mexico’s Cervantes High School to help create a safer learning environment.

The implementation of HID solutions is expected to better protect the Cervantes school community from threats posed by unauthorized visitors, while turning the high school into a technology showcase where students, faculty and staff will now carry campus IDs on their mobile phones to securely access multiple entry points on campus. Students, teachers, administrative personnel and service employees are all being issued both the new Mobile ID and smart card credential.

Cervantes High School implemented the HID Mobile Access solution at school entrance turnstiles, complete with multiCLASS SE readers, to better protect what had previously been an open campus with uncontrolled access. The multiCLASS readers can verify both the Mobile ID housed on students’ phones via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), in addition to the physical Seos smart cards.

The mobile access solution includes a web portal that facilitates device enrollment and Mobile ID provisioning. From this web portal, school administrators can quickly log batches of user and device information, and send tailored invitations and enrollment instructions to students via email.

The school has, to date, issued approximately 1,500 Mobile IDs, along with the same number of Seos cards to offer users the freedom of presenting either their phones or smart cards to access any campus entry point. Both options feature strong cryptographic security to minimize any possibilities of ID cloning or fraud.

Partnering with HID to install the new security features is system integrator, Amcorp Security Group México. “We wanted to offer Cervantes High School the latest technology and more choices to users by ensuring they had the freedom to use both Mobile IDs and traditional physical ID cards,” says Jorge Navarro, Commercial Director Amcorp Security Group Mexico.

“We are very pleased that innovative HID technology has made the Cervantes community feel safer and proud to be at the forefront of exciting new campus innovations,” says Harm Radstaak, Vice President and Managing Director of Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global. “This is an outstanding example of how HID’s trusted identity solutions are creating convenient ways to help transform school campuses into model institutions where students can learn more freely.”

The HID Global deployment at Cervantes High School has proven to be highly effective and easy to use, prompting school officials to explore the expansion of HID Mobile Access and Seos smart cards to include secure access to classrooms in the future.

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