Civic Announces Partnership with Johnson Controls to Provide Identity Verification for Visitor Management

Press Release

Civic App will Integrate with State-of-the-art Access Management Solutions to Seamlessly Authenticate Registered Visitors  

San Francisco, CA – December 11, 2018 – Civic, the global digital identity leader, today announced a partnership with Johnson Controls, an industry leader with customers in over 150 countries. Civic’s Secure ID Platform (SIP) will integrate with Johnson Controls C-CURE 9000 Security and Event Management Systems to provide secure visitor management with greater data privacy and protection. This partnership will enable building visitors to verify their identity using the Civic App, offering properties secured by C-CURE 9000 a more convenient, more secure solution for processing visitors at the point of reception.  

The Civic and Johnson Controls partnership will simplify and streamline the identity verification process for managing visitors. Visitor identity verification with the Civic App will initially be deployed in three New York locations, with an expected volume of over 20,000 visitors per month. Visitors typically have to sign in with the receptionist and provide identity information, usually a physical ID and contact information, to check-in for their visit and receive temporary access to the building. By integrating Civic for authentication, when visitors walk into a building, they will be able to scan a QR code on the C-CURE 9000 check-in kiosk with their Civic App without needing to dig out a physical ID or enter personal information into a form.

Integrating the Civic App provides benefits beyond a simplified visitor management process. For visitors, the Civic integration provides enhanced data privacy with blockchain-powered security. With the Civic App, user information is always stored locally on a user’s mobile device and is protected by biometrics. For properties secured by C-CURE 9000, reception is able to verify a visitor’s identity without any requirements to store or manage sensitive personal data that attracts hackers.

“Today, we all carry various items to identify ourselves, from government-issued IDs to fobs that grant us building access. By integrating the Civic App, anyone who needs to visit a C-CURE 9000 secured building will have the opportunity to identify themselves with their Civic App,” said Vinny Lingham, Civic Co-founder & CEO. “Civic enables building guests to prove who they are with a mobile device, rather than requiring them to show an ID document, sign a visitor logbook,  and stand in line to check-in and out of a facility. We’re looking forward to working with Johnson Controls to bring blockchain-powered identity verification to enable secure access management to guests across the U.S.”

The way we prove who we are is changing. The partnership between Civic and Johnson Controls is the perfect example of how this transformation is taking place. In the future, it will not be necessary to carry and surrender a personal document to prove identity when this can all be seamlessly managed from a mobile app that offers the additional benefits of allowing users to control how their personal information is shared.