Telecom company deploys HID mobile credentials in Argentina

Mobile credentials - HID project at Claro

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HID has announced the successful implementation of its mobile credential solution at Claro in Argentina.

Claro is one of the largest wireless telecommunications companies in the world and is the leader in Argentina, where the company has thousands of employees.

According to HID, Claro was spending significant time and money maintaining stock for new credentials, replacing lost or broken ones, as well as purchasing supplies.

Additionally, Claro saw the increasing need to improve traceability and ensure proper utilization of the credentials given to Claro’s staff.

Mobile credentials

The newly installed HID Mobile Access allows Claro employees to use their mobile device as a credential to access ports, networks and services.

HID Signo readers were also part of the upgrade, supporting a range of credential technologies. For Claro, this means the system is more flexible and future-proof.

Finally, with the HID Origo platform, the company was able to optimize its access control system and at the same time, improve credential management and administration of identifications.

Through the online management portal, Claro administrators can now quickly create, manage, issue and revoke credentials through the cloud.

“With mobile credentials stored on smartphones, employees can access offices and other areas more efficiently and conveniently using a short-range gesture (tap) or a simple intuitive long-range “Twist & Go” gesture, all while minimizing the risk of losing the credential, as it is less frequent for people to borrow, forget or lose their phones,” said Héctor Hernán Lissandrello, Physical and Electronic Security Analyst at Claro.

“We’ve worked with Claro year after year and the trust they have on HID has ensured the successful deployment of HID Mobile Access in Argentina, as well as in the entire region,” added Juan Alonso, HID’s Latin America Manager for PACS.

So far, the company has issued more than 800 mobile credentials and installed about 100 Signo readers in its facilities. It plans to fully deploy HID Mobile Access in the months to come.

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