Modernization of out-dated physical accesses management systems
For key worldwide economic players, physical security is one of the main concerns of the company. It is not to be taken lightly, but with almost 500 sites in the world, it can easily become dreadful. Our client, one of the largest multinational in Switzerland, used several access solutions to manage physical accesses of more than 10'000 employees and numerous visitors. However, on top of being expensive, those multiple solutions were getting old and hard to maintain in addition underlying Microsoft technology stack was reaching end of support date.
Modernization and rationalization of user facing applications with improved security and added value service
Time had come for a change, and this is where Open Web Technology has a role. We rationalized all the user facing applications part of the badge management and physical access ecosystem, while providing unified and standardized underlying services for other solutions, such as restaurant payments, bike rental or fitness and parking accesses. Unlike the previous solutions, the new application enforces the global security guide lines, based on modern Microsoft technology stack while increasing the users’ efficiency with a cleaner interface and automatized processes.
"This new platform with state of the art technologies reduces conciderably the support and maintenance effort, while being a true enabler for solutions to come."
Talal Dib, Operations and Application Development Lead
We applied our application modernization methodology:
- Analysis of the existing systems and conducting workshops to identify functional improvments
- Blueprint with design and user experience validation with the business team
- Agile SCRUM development methodology with bi-weekly user testing
- Automated system integrations and end-to-end testing
- Incremental on-site solution deployment with trainings and technical support
Take the profile picture, print badge and give access all from one interface
The web-application seamlessly communicates with the necessary hardware to create professional highly secured badges in less than a minute. Thanks to the single-sign-on (SSO) identifier, users can only assign the access rights for which they are authorized.
Badge reading access in every locations
The highly secured badge allows employees can easily access buildings, floors or meetings rooms where they are allowed to go. The second version will include a fingerprint reader for critically high security locations
Detailed audit trail of all action with notification
Every user action is audited and justifications must be provided, including attachment of proof, for every action judged unusual. The security team can review and comment each audit lines. Also, notifications rules site, floor, area and door specific are implemented with delegation and co-ownership management, enabling fast proactive security management at each level of responsibility.
faster badge creation
less support tickets
lower maintenance costs
Azure Modernization Architecture the gate to many new business opportunities
When going through an application modernization process it is a unique opportunity to open up your application architecture in order to integrate your solution with other applications.
In the case of an "access management system" two illustrations of the integration of other systems:
Mobile App to renew a visit
At the end of your meeting you agree to meet again next week, nothing is more convenient to set-up the next visit directly via your smartphone in 3 clicks:
When you arrive at the reception you don't want to queue waiting to get your visitor badge and informing your business contact that you arrived. Then should use a self-checking kiosk distributing the badges and contacting your hoste that you are waiting at the reception:
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