Physical touch is now a risk at the workplace. And innovators around the world are trying to eliminate or reduce its impact on workplaces.
The latest is Proxy, which is targeting the age-old keycard technology.
“We’re creating a unique identity signal for everyone on the earth that’s universally accessible, secure, and private,” said Denis Mars, co-founder, and chief executive officer at Proxy.
“We want to live in a world where every object around us can securely recognize our physical presence with our permission to provide us with a frictionless experience, personalized to our individual needs and preferences.”
Proxy’s mobile access solutions use Bluetooth technology that every smartphone already features for granting access and managing it in the cloud. The company believes this method makes access “easier, as well as more efficient, secure and reliable.” The company also provides solutions for smart visitor and space management, based on its contactless technology.
The company is building a strong fan base for its contactless products. Uber, Accenture, Harmay, Shui On Land, and WeWork have already adopted them in the workplace.
Another notable deployment of Proxy’s smart access solution is in the offices of Canva, the world’s largest online design platform, located in the Beijing Vanke Times Center.
“Proxy offers a unique, light mobile access solution that fits our needs perfectly. With this cloud-based solution in place, our staff can now use their mobile devices to provide streamlined, secure access to the building and their offices. Not only is this a convenient, contactless solution, but it also aligns with our company culture and flexible working hours,” said Chris Wang, senior internal architecture engineer at Canva.
In the announcement, Proxy said that it could customize its contactless solutions to address customers’ different needs in various scenarios, providing purpose-designed solutions for multinational companies and organizations with multiple office sites.
The company has also passed several globally recognized data security and privacy certifications, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and SOC 2 security audit. Proxy’s cloud service is currently deployed globally, with servers based in numerous regions to guarantee secure customer data access.
Meanwhile, the company has a dedicated local product service team and launched a domestically hosted cloud platform and local support for the Android system and WeChat mini-programs.
“The pandemic has prompted employers to seek more innovative security requirements in the workspace. At Proxy, we hope to lead technology innovations with contactless, smart mobile access products, and solutions that empower businesses to enhance their office experiences in the post-pandemic era. By so doing, we not only create business value but also drive people to focus on smart workplaces,” said Sean Pan, head of Proxy China.
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