Brivo Story

Brivo is committed to solving our customers’ physical security needs with the latest technology.

Our Mission

Brivo’s mission is to provide commercial physical security solutions that are simpler and better than any other technology on the market. To us, that means making the best access control systems in the world at the lowest possible cost for our customers.


Years of Experience and Vision

Brivo was founded in 1999 with the vision to use cloud technology and internet connected devices (IoT) to control access to physical spaces.

We refined our technology in 2002 to focus on commercial security applications by providing the first SaaS-based access control platform to the physical security market. This innovation transformed the experience of physical security management from a cumbersome burden to a simple interaction with one of our web or mobile platforms.

"Brivo is beneficial because it’s a web-based system … we can manage our property from anywhere, anytime."

Strong Leadership

Brivo is the global leader in cloud physical access control systems. Brivo is a privately-held high tech company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

Steve Van Till, above, Founder, President and CEO of Brivo, is a security pioneer who has led the company for over 15 years to become the number one provider of cloud-based access control in the world. Steve has been honored by Security Magazine as one of “The Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry.”

In 2015, Brivo was acquired by Dean Drako, a serial entrepreneur who currently serves as the Chairman of the Board. Dean was named as one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014” by Goldman Sachs and was the Founder, President and CEO of Barracuda Networks.


Brivo and the Cloud Security Revolution

This video provides an entertaining and revealing look at how Brivo’s cloud-based access control and video surveillance solutions have truly ushered in a new era of security. Brivo’s high-security data centers deliver massive computer power, to enable your access control and video surveillance.

Who we serve

Brivo manages and analyzes billions of security events for over eight million people at hundreds of thousands of locations.

Industries We Serve

Brivo’s solutions are valued by businesses who want to secure their facilities and manage their physical security with the convenience of cloud technologies and the power of mobile-first solutions.

Getting Brivo

Brivo sells its solution exclusively through its authorized channel partners. If you are interested in using Brivo for your business, we can help connect you to a partner that meets your needs. If you are interested in selling Brivo solutions you can learn more below.

meet the team

Our entire team is focused on adding value to our customers’ businesses by saving them time and money, while adding convenience factors and keeping them secure.


Brivo data security has been backed by information security audits since 2009:

  • Cloud Security Alliance Security Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR certification)
  • Brivo complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States.


We are the first and largest cloud-based access control and mobile credential service provider. As the first provider we have deep experience and learning. Over the years we have introduced new technologies and have worked closely with our customers to refine our solutions. Our customers believe that we are ahead of the cloud physical security curve, which is why over eight million customers trust us.


Our history of delivering innovation to the security market includes:


First true multi-tenant SaaS application in the physical security industry


First access control product with built-in cellular connectivity to cloud service


First native IP control panels designed for secure cloud applications


First cloud-based badging and credentialing system with access control


First cloud-based video management with access control system


Brivo achieves GSA FIPS201 Approved Product List (APL) status


First fully-integrated mobile credential for access control


Only built-in mobile credential service: Brivo Mobile Pass


Only integrated cloud access and video: Eagle Eye Security Camera Cloud VMS and OVR

Brivo’s innovative services lower Total Cost of Ownership and IT expenses, while simplifying deployment and security management.

Remaining in the forefront of innovation for decades, Brivo’s open platform expands opportunities outside of traditional access control, allowing users and developers to identify new ways to incorporate Brivo’s features and services into other applications.



Finalist in Best Security Manufacturer Category

Govies in Hosted Solutions Category

New Product of the Year in Mobile App Category


Brivo is a SaaS company offering physical access control, video surveillance, and mobile credentials for commercial buildings. Currently serving over ten million users, Brivo provides a scalable and centralized security management system to its customers. Brivo is unique in offering both access control and video management in a single cloud-based platform that is available via web browser or mobile applications for anywhere, anytime management and control. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Brivo was founded in 1999.