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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.
Delivering products that customers love presents the same challenges, no matter if the product is a durable consumer good sold in stores or Software as a Service (SaaS) product like Brivo OnAir. The industry in question doesn’t necessarily matter, David Kunz, SaaS Product Manager at Brivo, tells me. “What matters is understanding what problem I am solving and who I am solving it for.”
Access control isn’t a static system. It has to be monitored and refined in order for it to be of benefit to today’s and tomorrow’s business owners. Because of that, we’re always assessing the existing line of products and exploring ways to improve them.
When thoughtbot office manager Stephanie Kuroda started planning the company’s workspace in New York, she knew they needed a solution that matched the brand’s personality. A software consulting, development and design firm, thoughtbot prizes and prides itself on quality and agility.
Either way, the sensation is true. The Internet of Things (Iot) and the movement toward connecting all the things, the so-called “Internet of Everything,” is not unlike past technological advances.
Most hotels, even the ones with the best customer service, are not known as places of convenient access. You wait to check in and to check out. You’re given a key card that may or may not work with the door in question. Other steps: putting a credit card on file, being given cards for the fitness room or the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming to enterprises and small businesses near you. With it comes security concerns. According to the 2015 Internet of Things in the Enterprise Report from OpenDNS, IoT may pose a greater threat than that of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and enterprise mobility.
Does that mean IoT should be banned from your business environment? Not at all. In all likelihood, you can’t stop it. People will bring their wearables just as they did and still do with their laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
What it does mean is an audit of current safety and security practices.