URI Equipment Access Uses RFID Tags

Jan. 30, 2024
The system ties into Total Control profiles.

Next-Generation Access Management from United Rentals seamlessly manages job site and equipment access through RFID badges.

The system is compatible with a variety of third-party workforce management solutions that register workers and issue RFID badges for site entry, according to the company. Once connected, workers are authenticated for entry at job site turnstiles and vehicle access control points.

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The access management solutions are available for rent as part of its one-stop site mobilization solution that includes fencing, restrooms, offices, and temporary power.

The same RFID badge can be used for equipment access where access control keypads are installed, creating a seamless end-to-end access management solution. This new solution augments United Rentals’ PIN code-based equipment access solutions, which are already available.

“Our Next-Generation Access Management Solution connects workers and equipment to help our customers work more safely, productively, and sustainably,” said Tony Leopold, SVP of strategy and digital. “We are differentiating our offerings by connecting and managing data from the world’s largest fleet of over 360K telematics-enabled pieces of equipment.”

United Rentals' cloud-based worksite management platform, Total Control, connects job site access with equipment access management through user profile data. Administrators can upload user information from workforce management systems and grant access to specific pieces of equipment or equipment category classes. Users can also view real-time and historical insights into equipment usage.

“Access management has become a key component of job site safety and productivity, especially as we see projects and teams growing larger and more complex,” said Mike Durand, EVP/COO.

Source: United Rentals