Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator

CLOUD VS. ON-PREM PHYSICAL SECURITY

Calculate your savings in CAPEX and OPEX while increasing staff productivity

SELECT YOUR SITE TYPE

ON-PREMISE SYSTEM VS. CLOUD EXPENSES:

TCO MODEL ASSUMPTIONS

NON-RECURRING EXPENSES
Item Description Details Brivo Cloud On-Prem
Field Hardware (HW) Door controllers and related hardware X X
Install Labor: (HW) Door controllers and related hardware installation X X
Other Door HW & Install Labor Items common to both solutions including locks, readers, wiring, and installation expense. Estimated average cost will vary. X X
On-Prem System Components Servers, devices and software licenses* X
Install Labor: Software (SW) Servers and software installation* X
Redundancy Servers and software licenses Included Extra Fee
RECURRING EXPENSES
Item Description Details Brivo Cloud On-Prem
Monthly Subscription (Sub) Includes lifetime updates, backups/archive, cybersecurity, redundancy, mobile administration, notifications, unlimited number of administrators, and support for unlimited readers and cameras X
Vendor Software and Misc. Maintenance Fees On-prem provider software maintenance and related fees and labor, Extra fee for redundancy X
IT Labor: HW/SW maintenance On-prem server maintenance, patches, upgrades and backup 16 hours/year default value

On-prem dedicated workstation/PC support: $600/year**
X
Dedicated workstation/PC On-prem dedicated workstation/PC IT labor and power expense support: $900/year**. For use at sites with no server or data center. X
Data Center Overhead Data center allocation for power, UPS backup and rack space for on-prem server. $900/year. Cost is doubled with redundancy option. X
IT Labor: Server Outage Restoration IT labor default value of 15 hours if redundancy not selected, with average of 99.5% availability. See SLA impact. X

* All systems configured to support video integration, wireless locks and ID badging.

** Average managed workstation support expense at $50/month plus $300/year energy expense.

Note: Training fees and time excluded from model since all providers offer additional fee-based training.

TCO LABOR ASSUMPTIONS

EXPENSE ITEM TYPE HOURLY RATE ASSUMPTIONS
IT Technicians Labor $50 Default value of $50/hr. Based on average loaded salary of $95k for Senior IT Tech. User can override default answer.
IT Contractors Labor $75 to $150 Contractor labor rates can vary based on training, certification and experience.

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT (SLA)

DOWNTIME IMPACT*

EXPENSE ITEM TYPE
98% 7.31 days
99.50% 1.83 days
99.90% 8.77 hours
99.99% 52.6 minutes

*Source: Wikipedia High Availability

WHY ARE SECURITY AND TECHNOLOGY LEADERS ADOPTING CLOUD-BASED PHYSICAL SECURITY SOLUTIONS?

In a recent survey1 of over 900 security leaders, 70% were currently adopting or evaluating a cloud-based physical security solution.

Their key reasons for cloud adoption include:

Partnering with a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider like Brivo means you eliminate the need to buy, deploy and maintain IT hardware and software which leads to a lower TCO. You can also leverage the scale, expertise and technical support of Brivo. Plus, you gain access to a fully redundant solution at no extra cost.

Brivo’s cyber secure, cloud-based platform delivers benefits that take your business to new levels of convenience and control.

EASE OF USE

Open doors using mobile credentials on smartphones

REMOTE ACCESS

Connect to building security at any time of day, from any location

SCALABILITY

Expand your physical security system’s reach to diverse locations

INTEGRATION

Combine with video surveillance, visitor management and elevator security

ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS

Track, customize and set alerts for physical access use

1 Source: Benchmarks, Trends and Best Practices survey conducted by Security Management Magazine. December, 2017

OUR FOCUS ON SECURITY MEANS YOU CAN FOCUS ON YOUR BUSINESS

Brivo is the leading innovator of cloud-based physical security solutions for commercial buildings. Currently serving over ten million users, Brivo offers a unified security platform including access control, mobile credentials, mobile administration, video surveillance, identity federation, visitor management, and elevator control.