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Did you know that you can control your door unlock schedules directly from the keypad reader? Brivo OnAir lets you assign certain groups the permission to use keypad commands to override a door unlock schedule and later reactivate it. For example, let’s say you are at a doctor’s office and have your front entrance unlocked from 9 AM to 5 PM. However, from 12 noon to 1 PM, you want to lock that door while your staff is at lunch, but you’re never exactly sure if your staff will be back exactly at 1 PM. This feature allows you to control the process.
Customer needs drive every business, and this has never been more true than in the security and locksmith industry. As the world becomes more digital and fast-paced to accommodate our busy lives, the security industry has moved with it. The industry is shifting toward high-tech solutions. Cutting-edge security brands like Brivo work to keep homeowners and office managers ahead of the curve.
Mastering classic security measures has been a hallmark of successful businesses in the past, but combining them with electronic systems protects us from unwanted guests in the digital age. High-tech security solutions aren’t just for corporations in summer blockbusters—they are very real, and very affordable for homeowners too.
By David Kunz, Director of Product Management
Let’s discuss what the Brivo Application Program Interface (API) can do for your business—for starters, the Brivo API empowers the cloud-based access control application, Brivo OnAir, to do everything from listing activity events to opening a door. But while the Brivo OnAir web application was built with end-users in mind, the Brivo API was built for developers and technology partners to extend their reach and reap the assorted benefits of a unified enterprise solution.
By combining data and functionality from disparate pieces of software, businesses can build entirely new products and workflows. At Brivo we use our API not only to power our flagship access control platform, Brivo OnAir, but also to create unique and specialized mobile applications.
By Forrest Walker, Director of Operations & Marketing, Rinkor Technology Solutions
Life moves fast, and technology seems to move even faster. In an attempt to stay up to speed with the advances of technology, especially in the high value area of security, it can be interpreted as a losing battle that can get out of reach. For example, we are constantly bombarded with talk of “cloud”, “IoT” and more terms that sometimes business owners and property managers don’t have time to fully understand or apply to their daily workflows.
Good news—the reality is that the most advanced, cloud-based security platforms are not out of reach or beyond anyone.
If you are using Brivo Mobile Pass to access your office or home, you already know how easy it is to open doors with your smartphone, and how it eliminates the hassle of carrying around keycards and fobs. Here are three additional features that help to personalize and organize your mobile application to improve the overall Brivo Mobile Pass experience:
- Easily Reorder Your Doors
When passes or credentials are redeemed, you can rearrange these site passes and door listings to perfectly match up to your expectations of the site. For example, maybe your front door (that happens to be the most frequently used door) is at the end of a long list of available doors.
According to Matthew Nikravesh the President of Solarus Technologies Inc, an information technology and managed services provider, Brivo Mobile Pass has positively changed his business by providing his employees with added value, the ability to open doors with their smartphones, and managed to simplify his own day-to-day activities.
In February of 2015, Solarus Technologies moved to a 22-floor New York City building and was faced with utilizing a keycard to access its office—which happened to be a technology upgrade from Solarus’ old office that was secured by lock and key. Solarus is a forward-thinking company that wanted to access their new and modern office with new, but yet familiar technology.
Executive Summary: A brief recap of Steve Van Till’s, President & CEO of Brivo Inc., Chairman of SIA Standards, recent article: A Standard Response to IoT’s Security Challenges.
Prepared by Jennifer Skipper, Marketing Communications Manager of Brivo
Steve’s article summarizes why technology standards are becoming even more important now that the Internet of Things (IoT) is causing an explosion in the number of connected devices deployed across both residential and industrial settings. This increase in connected devices has made both physical and network infrastructures more exposed to vulnerabilities such as cyber crime, identity theft, invasions of privacy and even terrorism.
As technologies evolve, standards need to evolve to account for new vulnerabilities.
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?
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.
By JuliAnn Tuleya, Director of Channel Marketing
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:
- IoT (That stands for “Internet of Things” to those that don’t speak Cloud)
Brivo has been shouting “Cloud!
- Use Keypad Command to Override a Door Unlock Schedule on Brivo OnAir®
- Technology—A Rewarding Career
- Enabling Smarter Access Control with the Brivo RESTful API
- What is ACaaS?
- How to improve situational awareness with Brivo Systems
- Moving toward the future of access control: Biometrics and RFID technology
- Five Ways I Have Become a Better Software Developer By Working at Brivo
- Join Brivo Systems at ISC West 2015!
- Wine + Security Technology Event
- Innovation Secures Our Future