The Many Faces of Employee Badge in Apple Wallet

“The intuitive user experience that people have when they use our app is a direct result of us ‘drinking our own champagne.’ Not many startups can say that, and we think that’s something special,” says Michael, one of our talented product managers, rightfully nicknamed “The Tester” because of his dedication to understanding the Cohesion experience with the goal of continuous improvement and uncovering new benefits our product can provide to the companies that use it.  

Recently, Cohesion moved our headquarters to the historic Lyric Opera House in Chicago’s Loop. With a new office came new opportunities and the fruition of an exciting partnership with HID and Apple Wallet. In May, Cohesion installed HID readers and rolled out Cohesion + employee badge in Apple Wallet to all employees, local, hybrid, and even remote. Hosting such reliable technology with these established partners has given Cohesion employees the unique opportunity to experience the benefits of our workplace app firsthand.  

In a diverse workplace with many unique personalities and professional goals, we’ve quickly learned that each one of us uses our employee badge differently; and therefore, each of us receives different yet equally powerful benefits from it.  

Some of our favorites are:  

  1. It works in the background and doesn’t interfere with Bluetooth or other apps.  
  2. There is no delay between “swiping” and unlocking the door. No, really.  
  3. Permissions can be granted or revoked in mere seconds, from anywhere. 
  4. Employees manage their own credentials and can instantly transfer it to any Apple products including Apple Watch. 
  5. It’s a sustainable and lost-proof alternative to physical, plastic keycards.  
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Perhaps the greatest benefit is the strides this technology has made in driving the popularity of mobile credentials in our industry, leading to more secure offices and workplaces. 

By partnering with HID we have been able to harness the popularity of employee badge in Apple Wallet to drive faster adoption of mobile access control solutions in workplaces and buildings, which positively impacts sustainability efforts, provides an evergreen solution, reduces recurring operational costs, and yields unfounded company insights.  

About Cohesion: 

Cohesion is a software platform that is leading the way in smart building and workplace technology – seamlessly connecting critical systems with the human ecosystem, simplifying management through transparent operations, and increasing asset value for owners by delivering better experiences and powerful insights. Cohesion offers a secure and comprehensive platform that harnesses building information by uniting workflows and disparate systems to provide actionable insights for improving building operations and enhancing employee experiences.  Cloud-based and IoT-enabled, Cohesion’s platform is customizable, scalable, and optimizable to the latest technology developments in the market.  Cohesion has a robust library of integrations that include HID and offers engaging products such as employee badges in Apple Wallet. 

About HID:  

HID powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified, and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses, and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID has over 4,500 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit