2/12/2022
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Sharry News

8 Reasons to Embrace Employee Badges in Apple Wallet

It's fast, safe, easy, and environmentally friendly. Check out all the major benefits of switching to mobile access. Unlock your office with iPhone and Apple Watch.

Mobile badges in Apple Wallet allow your staff or tenants to open their office doors or turnstiles just with iPhone and Apple Watch. Thanks to NFC technology, they can access places quickly and safely, all without opening any additional apps.

Be among the first companies worldwide to launch the mobile-first access approach. Sharry is proud to help you offer mobile badges in Apple Wallet to all your employees or tenants.

Benefits for employees

Carry less
With your Employee Badge in Apple Wallet on your iPhone or Apple Watch, you can enter and leave your office without your physical keys. That’s one less thing to carry.

Power reserve
If your iPhone needs a charge, your Employee Badge in Apple Wallet will still work. Power Reserve provides up to five hours of access, so you can still get inside.

Ease of use: Fast
Get in faster with your iPhone and Apple Watch. With Express Mode, you don’t need to wake or unlock your iPhone or Apple Watch to use your Employee Badge in Apple Wallet.

Privacy: Your data
The Employee Badge in Apple Wallet takes full advantage of the privacy and security features built into iPhone and Apple Watch. An Employee Badge is stored on the user’s device, which means that data is private and secure.

167 Green Street is the first multi-tenant office building in the United States to offer all tenants building access through employee badge in Apple Wallet.
For more info click HERE.

Benefits for employers and landlords

Easy integration
Employee Badges in Apple Wallet seamlessly integrate into your existing access control systems, and they are easily managed by your internal staff. So getting started is quick and efficient.

Easy management and distribution
Forget the hassle of printing physical keys for your employees or tenants. With badges in Apple Wallet, you can streamline key distribution and management across your entire company or real estate portfolio. Save time and money with remote badge distribution.

Private and secure
Badges in Apple Wallet take full advantage of the privacy and security features built into iPhone and Apple Watch. They are stored on the device, which means Apple doesn’t see the places your employees or tenants access, so data is private and secure.

And if a user misplaces their iPhone or Apple Watch, they can use the Find My app to lock and help locate their device and suspend their badge or remotely erase the device and its badges.

Additionally, card readers can use Face ID or Touch ID on iPhone to provide additional security for spaces that require it.

Environmentally friendly
When your employees or tenants use their iPhone or Apple Watch to get access, it means fewer plastic badges need to be printed—saving money and reducing the use of plastic.

167 Green Street’s employee badge was designed by Don C., influential streetwear designer & Chicago native.


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How to add your Employee Badge to the Apple Wallet?

Setup is quick and easy. You can add your Employee Badge in a few steps. Simply open your employer or office building mobile app (developed by Sharry) on your iPhone or Apple Watch. Find your Employee Badge, and tap “Add to Apple Wallet”. Then use your iPhone or Apple Watch to access your office space, parking, use a printer, and more.

How to use the mobile badge?

Once your badge has been added to Apple Wallet, you can unlock your door by holding your iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader. You don’t even need to wake or unlock your device. It’s that simple.

Implementation of Employee Badge in Apple Wallet involves a collaboration between your company, Sharry and HID Global (card readers and mobile credentials provider). If you're interested in learning more about this mobile access technology, get in touch with us!

Note: Employee Badge in Apple Wallet requires an eligible device and OS version. Contact us for details.
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