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Welcome to the future of access control

Signo is the signature line of physical access control readers from HID. Used by clients around the globe, Signo readers are highly versatile, reliably secure, and provide a smarter, more connected access control experience.

HID readers have set a new industry benchmark for the most highly adaptable, interoperable and secure approach to electronic access control.

You can find HID Signo in many applications, including educational institutions, governmental organisations, hospitals, financial services, and companies in the industrial sector, to name but a few.

HID is a global provider of trusted identity solutions for people, places, and things. They enable organisations to move with the trends and needs of their business. Using HID Signo, people can access buildings safely, work productively, and move freely at any time.

HID advanced engineering to provide trusted identity solutions enabling people to access physical places by identifying and verifying their status.


  • Highly Versatile — Support for the widest range of credential technologies, including HID Mobile Access® via native Bluetooth, Apple Wallet and Near Field Communication (NFC).
  • Superior Read Performance — Improved physical and mobile read performance across a wide variety of credential types.
  • Reliable in Adverse Conditions — New automatic surface detection feature to optimise read performance, plus an IP65 outdoor rating.
  • Sustainable Through Energy Savings — Intelligent Power Mode provides more efficient, greener experience.
  • Unparalleled Performance — New surface detection feature that automatically enables the reader to recalibrate and optimise read range performance.
  • Connected to the Future — HID Signo places security at the forefront to fortify your organisation. Key features include a multi-layered security approach, authentication via the Secure Identity Object (SIO) data model, and use of SIA’s OSDP standard

Offering an unparalleled breadth of functionality, Signo affords security system installers and administrators a simple and effective approach to secure access control for almost any scenario. It also has ultra-secure storage of cryptographic keys on certified secure element hardware.

With support for the widest array of credential technologies — past, present and future — Signo is the perfect choice for those looking to make the transition to a secure authentication technology.

Signo readers transcend the traditional approach to security by being designed to be connected and managed remotely without needing to touch each device physically. This functionality empowers access control systems to respond as new needs, configurations or threats arise dynamically.


  • Mobile-ready by default, including Apple’s Enhanced Contactless Polling (ECP) to support credentials in Apple Wallet
  • Sleek, innovative design to suit modern architecture
  • Integrated OSDP for secure authentication and configuration post installation
  • Built on a hardware platform designed to be adaptable to support future technology
  • Designed to seamlessly integrate into the HID Origo® ecosystem


  • Multi-Layered security to ensure data authenticity and privacy
  • EAL5+ Certified Secure Element Hardware
  • Native OSDP secure channel capability
  • Trusted secure authentication using the SIO data model
  • Supports iCLASS Elite™ and Corporate 1000 Programs


  • Go mobile with native Bluetooth and NFC support
  • Integrated 125 kHz credential read support for easy migration
  • Supports over 15 common credential technologies
  • Flush mount terminal block and pigtail wiring options
  • Robust outdoor performance with an IP65 rating


  • Easily and securely managed using HID Reader Manager®
  • Configure via a mobile device or OSDP
  • Update firmware in response to threats
  • Personalize by configuring audio visual or keypad settings
  • Deactivate legacy credential technology to conclude secure migration