Civitas Learning is a forward-thinking software company that recently began using Brivo Mobile Pass to access its Austin based corporate office. Four locked entrance doors secure its employees in the Civitas Learning office.
Brivo Mobile Pass helps to revolutionize the physical security industry by allowing a smartphone to unlock doors. The mobile credential solution is a complementary feature for the Brivo OnAir® platform.
We recently had a chance to meet with Chris Collins, Civitas Learning’s IT Manager, to discuss his experience with Brivo Mobile Pass. “It’s been working great for us–I was first attracted to Brivo because of its ability to manage the office from anywhere in the world,”said Chris.
Customer Spotlight: Embracing the future of cloud-based access control—Integrated Security Design Ltd. (ISD Tech)0
Nicky Stokes is the Managing Director of Integrated Security Design Ltd. (ISD Tech)—a United Kingdom based fire and security systems integrator for public and private sector organizations. Brivo’s flagship product, Brivo OnAir®, is ISD Tech’s main access control offering to new and existing clients.
Nicky explained why ISD Tech decided to seek out a cloud-based access control solution. “It is an innovative approach that helps customers reduce capital spends as well as ongoing management costs.”
Nicky said that the Brivo OnAir solution helps to offer a more adaptable and less costly solution than legacy players in the access control market.
Simple math—Cloud access control plus cloud video surveillance equals the best of both worlds.
The integration of Brivo OnAir® access control platform and Eagle Eye’s Security Camera VMS provides customers with an innovative cloud-based security management solution.
“Our access control solution integrates with their cloud-based video surveillance API, producing a customer-based and friendly solution.” Joe adds, “It’s flexible—meaning end users can easily manage bandwidth. It’s also scalable. The coffee shop down the street as well as large enterprise corporations can use the integrated solution.”
Another great benefit is its ability to create hybrid solutions.
Customer Spotlight: Changing with the times to keep up with customer demand – National Technology Management0
Mike Roth is the President of National Technology Management (NTM), a rapidly growing Managed Services organization, which provides advanced communication solutions to telecommunication clients.
NTM utilizes Brivo OnAir ® as its cloud-based access control and video surveillance solution to secure its building, and monitor and track valuable equipment housed in its storage rooms. NTM is also a highly regarded independent Brivo Dealer.
Mike and his team also take advantage of the Brivo Online Video Recorder to remotely secure and monitor equipment for timely orders to ensure items are processed appropriately. “We are alerted of all activities at all times. We can monitor and secure millions of dollars of equipment behind our doors from anywhere in the world,” says Mike.
Brivo is proud to announce that its first Brivo Cares event was held on Thursday, October 22 with A Wider Circle, a Silver Spring based nonprofit organization devoted to ending poverty and helping children and adults adapt to life challenges.
“I am thrilled to guide this new initiative. Brivo is committed to extending our time, talents, and services to help better our community,” said Laura Prigoff, Office Manager and organizer of the Brivo Cares Initiative.
Brivo served a company-sponsored lunch before volunteering with A Wider Circle’s largest community service program, Neighbor-to-Neighbor, to provide household items to families transitioning out of shelters, escaping domestic violence, or living without basic needs.
By Steve Van Till, President & CEO of Brivo Inc.
At the most recent ASIS convention this past September, I spoke on two different panels about the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its likely impacts on commercial security. In both panels, the conversation started off by describing all the amazing new capabilities that these billions of tiny new sensors and controllers would bring to the industry. But the talks soon began to flip to the threats posed by cyber security breaches, and whether that would cripple the IoT right out of the gates.
At first I wondered if the gravitational pull of cyber was just symptomatic of the IoT topic, but soon I noticed that all of the conversations I had at ASIS veered into the same ditch.
As an innovator and worldwide leader of cloud-based physical access control systems, it has been a privilege to attend ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits for the past 13 years.
Over the years, we have watched the physical security industry transform as numerous disruptive technologies have changed the way we do business. Each year we look forward to attending ASIS to review the latest products and learn from other industry experts within the field.
Following are the highlights from our 5 ‘must do’ recommendations at ASIS 2015:
- Brivo Mobile Pass
We were very excited to introduce the industry to one of our latest features for the Brivo OnAir platform— Brivo Mobile Pass.
Every day I watch the accountants in the office next to ours open their front door with a plain old brass key. I can see how inconvenient it is for them to juggle keys, a phone, and a card for common areas, and I wonder why they don’t have electronic access control. They watch—enviously, I imagine—as our employees wield a single, slim access card that opens everything from the main lobby to shared facilities to the internal doors in our own suite. Access cards are awesome.
But wait. When I think about access cards, they’re really not all that much better than brass keys for the typical building tenant or employee.
ASIS 2015 is just around the corner, and we could not be more excited! This past year has been a very exciting and fast moving time for us at Brivo and we have no plans of slowing down. Our vision is to continue to provide our customers with the most advanced cloud solutions in the physical security industry and that’s exactly what we will be showcasing at ASIS.
Here are 5 things to look forward to and to do at ASIS this year:
1. Check out our newest product – Brivo Mobile Pass
Brivo Mobile Pass introduces a new level of convenience by providing you with the ability to access secured areas with a smartphone.
Physical and cyber security are pressing concerns, not only for CIOs and business owners but also for people working in development. It’s the law of gravity at work. What presses on leadership and stakeholders ultimately places pressure upon us.