Cohesion and HID Global Join Forces to Deliver Touchless Entry in Commercial Real Estate Buildings

JULY 1, 2021

Cohesion's collaboration with HID Global allows touchless access to elevators, doors, parking garages, turnstiles, and tenant spaces to enhance the tenant experience and streamline operations

CHICAGO, IL – Cohesion, a smart building SaaS company, announced that it is a Technology Partner within HID’s Advantage Partner Program. Cohesion’s smart building platform integrates with HID card readers and all access control systems with one-touch configuration to deliver touchless entry for all access points with mobile credentials.

Cohesion and HID Global solutions benefit building owners and managers through with their ability to meet tenants' priorities of having a safer, healthier, and more convenient building. A mobile credential inside the Cohesion app integrated with HID’s card readers is as fast and easy to use as a physical keycard. It allows tenants to use their phones for building access without having to swipe a physical keycard or talk to building security. Tenants are further empowered with the ability to give guests easy, touchless access. When tenants schedule their visitors in the app, visitors receive a QR code that grants them access to the building for the duration of their visit. With Cohesion’s one-touch configuration, permissioned users can quickly and easily add or remove tenants in the system.

“Our collaboration with Cohesion leverages HID Mobile Access to provide a secure and seamless digital experience for property managers, owners, and tenants within the commercial real estate industry,” said Rick Winter, End User Business Development Manager of Finance & Commercial Real Estate at HID Global.

“Cohesion’s platform is enabling a healthy and efficient workplace,” said Nik Patel, Co-Founder and CTO at Cohesion. “By integrating with HID’s card readers, we’re reducing physical contact with surfaces throughout the building, simplifying workstreams for property management teams, and providing a high-end perk to sophisticated properties.”

To learn more about Cohesion's partnership with HID Global, visit

About HID Global
HID Global 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 secure and convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be accurately 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 organizations and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group. For more information, visit

About Cohesion
Founded in 2018, Cohesion helps commercial buildings better integrate disparate systems into a smart building SaaS platform. It empowers real estate owners to maximize asset and portfolio value with all building systems, workflows and people seamlessly connected in one solution. The vertically integrated platform improves health and wellness, experience, efficiency, and sustainability. Cohesion provides the industry’s most comprehensive data, enabling operators to enhance tenant experience, save money, and increase operational transparency. Cohesion is a spin-off venture of ESD, a leading Chicago-based global engineering design firm at the forefront of next generation building design. For more information, visit and follow @CohesionIB.