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United Rentals access management solution

By Stephen Elliott

February 4, 2024

United RentalsUnited Rentals access management solution, Stamford, Conn., has announced a next-generation access management solution to manage job-site and equipment access through radio frequency identification (RFID) badges. The single-badge, multi-use solution can increase job-site visibility and control for safer, more efficient operations, the company said.

Next-generation access management is compatible with a variety of third-party workforce management solutions that register workers and issue RFID badges for site entry. Once connected workers are authenticated for entry at job-site turnstiles and vehicle access control points. United Rentals has next-generation access management solutions 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 management, where access control keypads are installed, creating an end-to-end access management solution. The new solution augments United Rentals’ PIN code-based equipment access solutions, which are already available on thousands of rental units.

“Our next-generation access management solution connects workers and equipment to help our customers work more safely, productively and sustainably,” said Tony Leopold, senior vice president of strategy & digital, United Rentals. “We are differentiating our offerings by connecting and managing data from the world’s largest fleet of over 360K telematics-enable pieces of equipment.”

United Rentals’ cloud-based work site 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, executive vice president and chief operating officer, United Rentals. “We’re committed to helping our customers Work United™ through innovative solutions like access management.”