Harnessing digital automation technology to transform people's experiences in its commercial buildings, British Land, has deployed connected access at its Broadgate, 100 Liverpool Street office building in London. Through a collaboration with HID and SwiftConnect, people can now use their employee badge in Apple Wallet for seamless access at this trophy building with their iPhones and Apple Watches.

British Land’s mobile access rollout marks a significant shift by leading commercial buildings to double-down on empowering people with self-service, on-demand access to more flexible and high-quality spaces.

Fiona Sawkill, head of digital placemaking at British Land, commented: “Reshaping the way people access British Land buildings fits our vision of modernizing office spaces and providing the best experiences for our customers, employees, and visitors. Thanks to technology partnerships with SwiftConnect and HID, we are now able to deliver a seamless access experience, while strengthening our security and improving operational efficiency.”

Employees and tenants can add their employee badge to Apple Wallet after an initial set-up through the My Broadgate app, developed by Equiem. Using the My Broadgate app makes it easy for users to add their mobile credential to Apple Wallet without the need for additional app downloads.

Bronny Wilson, regional head of Europe for Equiem, explains, “By leveraging technology partnerships with SwiftConnect and HID, we are able to deliver seamless experiences while improving operational efficiency and sustainability for British Land.”

Once added to Apple Wallet, badges are provisioned using SwiftConnect AccessCloud, which brings together mobile platforms and enterprise systems that govern physical access. SwiftConnect’s AccessCloud integrates with British Land’s access control system and HID Origo, a cloud platform that enables lifecycle management of mobile credentials. The solution also leverages HID SEOS credential technology to deliver an intuitive, private and secure access transaction when a user presents their iPhone or Apple Watch to HID SIGNO and iCLASS SE Readers.