HID Global

Brief Overview

HID Global provides a range of identity and access solutions including smart cards, readers, RFID tags, and software.


HID Global – Americas and Corporate
611 Center Ridge Drive
Austin, Texas 78753
Tel: (949) 732 - 2000


Stefan Widing serves as President and CEO of HID Global.


HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices around the world in Hong Kong, England, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, and Thailand.

Key Acquisitions

ActivIdentity (2010)
EasyLobby (2012)
CodeBench (2013)
IdenTrust (2014)
Lumidigm (2014) – Biometrics
Quantum Secure (2015) - Identities
IAI Industrial Systems (2015) - Identities
Cross Match (2019) - Authentication

Key Competitors


Products and Services

HID Global is a manufacturer of complete electronic access control products. The HID Global product line includes the iCLASS 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards and readers, the Proximity 125 KHz proximity, multiclass multi-technology card readers, High Definition printers and encoders, SecureMark RFID-based card issuance technology, and Networked Access Solutions that include the Edge Solo and EdgeReader products, and VertX managed access controller. HID Global partners with technology and service providers to access control-enable their offerings with security technology such as iCLASS.