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One of our philosophies regards people and physical spaces. We think that security is about people and doors, doors and spaces, spaces and buildings, and buildings and cities. That being the case, when we grow, we tend to grow in terms of both personnel and office space.
We’ve almost doubled our number of employees in the past few years. We had 44 employees in 2008; today, we have 81. It’s an exciting time for our company. The steady growth shows us where we’ve been and how much we’ve accomplished, and it motivates us to keep pushing hard into the future.
It’s unavoidable! Emerging trends in computing and technology will impact the security industry. End users will be able to add and experience new levels of convenience within building systems, without sacrificing security. Intelligent data will be available, offering new insights into procedures and protocols. Managing a security program and ensuring building safety will be more simple and streamlined than ever before. For security integrators, these trends will bring new opportunities for innovation, competition and service. Customer satisfaction will improve, and business will boom.
During ASIS 2014 in Atlanta, a panel of thought leaders will explore how several trends currently seen in technology will permeate the physical security industry.
September 25, 2014
Please note that Brivo is not affected by a critical vulnerability in the Linux shell Bash that was discovered yesterday. Our systems do not use the Bash shell for public facing functions or data.
For more information on this vulnerability, visit the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team website or the National Vulnerability Database.
If you have questions or concerns, please email email@example.com.
The Brivo Team
We’ve all seen it. That foreboding metal call box looming in the distance as you approach a gated entrance. Weather-beaten and slightly dilapidated, you can barely hear the individual you’re calling on the other end. Suddenly, a buzz dispatches, assumably granting you access to the property (and sometimes not…now what?).
As a building manager, a traditional telephone entry system is hardly the image you want to portray to your residents, guests and customers who have access to your property. Aside from the uncertain metal box appearance, updating user information is difficult and analog phone lines are required to make calls, resulting in long distance phone fees and overall inconvenience.
Just a few short years ago, security surveillance footage was stored on video cassettes, but the analog format was replaced by digital solutions, like CD-ROMs and hard drives. Now, the early generations of on-site digital media are being replaced by off-site cloud solutions. However, the cloud is now being used for more than just storage — it can be used to connect with virtual machines that do the heavy lifting of software processing and data storage.
How does SaaS work?
Commonly referred to as Software as a Service, this branch of cloud computing is an alternative to the standard model of software installation.
Since 2001 Brivo has pioneered cloud-based solutions for physical access control and video management. We’ve become a recognized industry leader and expert on the topic of cloud technology. And it’s a topic that is still pretty relevant given the fact that 75% of companies today are planning to use Software as a Service (SaaS) technologies in their businesses. We know the cloud is here to stay.
Physical access control and video management have been at the core of Brivo’s products and solutions for over a decade. Our open platform has allowed us to offer more features for expanded performance and improved customer satisfaction.
Managing building security is a big job. Not only do you have to keep tabs on everyone who comes and goes, but you also have to make sure that only authorized personnel can enter restricted areas. So what do you do when security is compromised? What if someone loses a key, or a keypad access code is accidentally broadcast to the entire company? In most cases, you would have to buy completely new locks or create a new access code for a keypad. Fortunately, physical security offers keyless entry cloud-based access control solutions.
Rekeying and lock replacement
IoT promises to revolutionize the way we live and work, but many people are still concerned about security. Fortunately, recent news from the tech industry indicates that security will be less of an issue for small businesses and startups that want to break into the scene. That is because researchers Mark Stanislav and Zach Lanier of Duo Security have announced the creation of a partnership of vendors, security experts and other researchers to create BuildItSecure.ly, a new venture that is intended to help small businesses address security concerns in IoT technologies.
Coalition for IoT security
Introducing the NEW brivo.com
We’re excited to announce the launch of our completely redesigned website, brivo.com. Utilizing the latest web design trends combined with Internet crowdsourcing, we think this website is unique — the first of its kind in the physical security industry.
Our new website is the face of our brand. Dynamic, yet simple. Approachable, but professional. And most of all…inspiring. Whatever your reason for visiting us, we hope our new site provides a positive experience for you. Below are features we’ve chosen to highlight in this post, and we invite you to browse and get to know the new brivo.com. For an optimal experience, we recommend viewing our website in Chrome and Safari.
The Brivo and Corcoran collaboration advances as we continue to explore ways in which technology can enhance the museum experience. To do this the Corcoran students are using things like beacons, wearables, locks, 3D, virtual reality, augmented reality,
etc. to help create a more unique experience for the visitor. For example, through wearable technology there are many options for tracking and detecting. If the space could use these innovations to identify the museum patron as they enter, the entire experience could be tailored specifically to them, from the delivery of specific content, to their language preference.
What would an exhibit experience look like if we were to leverage some of these technologies?