Originally formed to develop radio frequency identification technologies, HID Global was formed in 1991 as Hughes Identification Devices, a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft Company, with offices in California and Scotland. The company was acquired by the world's largest lock-maker, Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy AB, in 2000, triggering a period of intense growth. A flurry of M&A activity beginning in 2010 added technology from ActivIdentity, LaserCard, EasyLobby, Codebench, Lumidigm, IdenTrust, IAI, Quantum Secure, DemoTeller, and Crossmatch to the HID Global portfolio. Now headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries, contributing significantly to parent company Assa Abloy's 2017 revenue, which approached $8.5 billion USD.
HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. They make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Their 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 Global products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. They work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet... and now they have partnered with SafeLogic to complete FIPS 140 validation!