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Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

A Five Minute Lesson on Edge Devices in Access Control

Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 @ 02:00 PM

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By Charles Wheeler, Chief Security Architect

I love attending ISC West for the exposure to new technology. Frankly, if not for the technology and a chance to connect with our fantastic dealers, I wouldn’t make the trip. But the show itself always comes through—and this year was one of the best.

What impressed me most this year was seeing the industry finally embrace the power of computing at the edge. Edge based computing devices have been in use for a while on the IT side of the house, but not as much in access control.

Want to know how you can get in on the action, but you don’t have time for a dissertation?

A Day in the Life of a RSM_Blog

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Posted on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

A Day in the Life of a Brivo Sales Manager

Posted on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

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Blake Albertsen, Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest & British Columbia

I was born into sales—everyone in my family and extended family works in some sort of a sales capacity. From real estate and banking to automotive and time-share sales conversations flooding the dinner table, I remember hearing about the different types of sales strategies that have worked for my various family members. This background gave me a great education and helped to nurture my own sales skillset.

Unlike others in my family, I chose to work in the security industry.

I was about 18 years old when my grandfather said to me, “Blake, listen to your customers needs.

Paving the Way for Our Dealers & Channel Partners at ISC West 2016

Posted on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 @ 02:25 PM

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By JuliAnn Tuleya, Director of Channel Marketing

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Brivo has attended ISC West in Las Vegas for a number of years, and the event consistently proves to be an opportunity to build relationships with dealers, channel partners, analysts and press that cover the security industry. Year after year, each ISC West tradeshow seems to blend together — a whirlwind of familiar faces, spaces, technologies, immersed in the twinkling, trilling Vegas strip. It’s easy to emerge from the conference a little dazed and confused. This year was different.

Walking through the exhibit hall, and speaking with attendees and exhibitors alike, three themes stood out:

  1. Cloud
  2. Mobile
  3. IoT (That stands for “Internet of Things” to those that don’t speak Cloud)

Brivo has been shouting “Cloud!

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Posted on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:50 PM

Dealer Success Spotlight: Shore Systems, Inc.

Posted on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 12:50 PM

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Chris Guido founded Shore Systems, Inc., located in Roslyn Heights, NY, in 1996. As a technology firm and physical access control system (PACS) integrator, they had been reselling Brivo since 2007, but not very aggressively. With their eye on the market they noticed a shift taking place as customer demand for cloud-based PACS began to increase. This led Shore Systems to make the decision to lead with Brivo as their go-to-market partner for cloud-based security solutions. In 2015, they sold a record amount of doors with Brivo OnAir® and have been enjoying the monthly recurring revenue stream ever since that comes with selling a subscription-based cloud solution.

Five Ways I Have Become a Better Software Developer By Working at Brivo

Posted on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

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By, Uy Hoang, Software Developer

When I was recruited to come work for Brivo, I was told it would be like working for a start-up with none of the trappings. Almost four years later, I find it to still be true. I get to work on interesting and cutting edge projects, without having to worry about limiting restraints. I get to work on cloud-based technology while surrounded by modern and forward thinking individuals. We are challenged on a daily basis to solve issues and implement new features into constantly evolving technologies—how rewarding!

Below I have outlined how Brivo has created a working environment where I am challenged on a daily basis to improve technology and I can honestly credit my team for empowering me to grow my professional skillset.

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Posted on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

What to Expect at ISC West 2016—April 5-8 in Las Vegas, NV

Posted on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

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By Jennifer Skipper, Marketing Communications Manager

As we prepare to exhibit at ISC West again this year at booth #30050, I am personally excited to be a part of it. It will be my first year attending this one of a kind security event. In looking at the agenda for the show, there are a few sessions that sparked my interest and will certainly be on my radar to attend:

Seven Initial Benefits of the Brivo OnAir® for Government Solution

Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

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On February 1, 2016, Brivo Inc. received its official letter of approval of Brivo OnAir for Government for listing on the GSA Approved Products List (APL) under the PACS Infrastructure category (Listing #10073). Our solution is the first cloud-based FIPS 201-2/FICAM-compliant Physical Access Control Solution available to the Federal Government.

In 2010 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a “cloud first” policy as part of their 25-point plan to reform federal information technology management. This cloud first policy was presented as an important aspect of government reform efforts in order to achieve operational efficiencies by adopting “light” technology and shared services.  

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Posted on Wed, Mar 02, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Introducing Brivo’s Power Partner—LifeSafety Power

Posted on Wed, Mar 02, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

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By Joe Cunetta, Manager of Partner Products

Power—a necessity that brings access control hardware to life. As the Product Manager for Partner Products here at Brivo, I find it interesting that the power supply is often an afterthought in the access control market. But in reality, the power supply is fundamental to the success of every access control system.

Power supplies drive every component of an access control system. When all aspects of the power supply are taken into consideration—direct and alternating voltage, current, wattage—it can appear much more complex than it needs to be. That is why we are excited to partner with LifeSafety Power® to bring together the mechanical integration of power and access control hardware in a single, seamless solution, the Brivo Integrated Power Supply.

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Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 @ 09:35 AM

Yes, Cloud Is Inevitable, Even in Security

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 @ 09:35 AM

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By Steve Van Till, President & CEO, Brivo Inc.

On February 11, Netflix announced the complete migration of all IT infrastructure to the Amazon Web Services cloud. Yes—all of it. 100%. Every single IT function—hundreds of them—including billing, customer and employee data management, analytics, big data, video transcoding, and even their “special sauce” algorithms for user recommendations.

Mind you, Netflix is the single largest bandwidth user on the Internet, accounting for over 38% of all traffic during peak evening hours. If they find it advantageous to use a shared cloud service, shouldn’t security buyers at least be considering this option?

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Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Technology—A Rewarding Career

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

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By, Erin Barsanti, Sales Executive- Strategic Accounts

Like most young professionals in their twenties, I’ve spent my adult life with a cell phone in my hand. This morning I called an Uber to take me to the airport, I checked emails and social media on the 5 mile drive, I downloaded my boarding pass in the security line, I got a Starbucks and paid with my Starbucks app, Venmo’ed a friend for a ticket she bought to the Wizards game, ordered and paid for bagels to be delivered for the meeting on MyPanera app, rented a car with my Hertz app, booked a hotel on my Marriott app and checked the weather on the Internet.