Brivo: using the Internet to control, secure devices

each one has different benefits and requirements for clients to meet during system integration.;

  • The embedded IP access is intended for single sites with low door counts. A browser-based administrator monitors the building’s control panel through a web-browser.
  • The server-based IP access system is intended for a facility with multiple sites feeding their control panel data into a single server. This server then relays the data to a browser-based administrator.
  • The last data access system, hosted IP access, uses a browser-based administrator to monitor thousands of sites globally. Every site sends their control panel data to a hosted and secure data center (outfitted with redundant, and disaster-tolerant backups) which then transmit the data through the cloud to the administrator.

The product featured at the ASIS conference in Dallas, was the ACS OnSite Aparato, an appliance-based access control platform with built-in security features. The scalable device has the capacity of up to 1,000 readers and half a million active card holders. At their exhibit booth, Brivo offered literature on three particular case studies that demonstrated the flexibility of their service. St. John’s College High School, an independent, Catholic, coeducational college preparatory school sought to provide their campus with a “tiered” management system while providing security for their numerous athletic buildings. Another case study featured a company named WaytoDough, a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise operation that wanted to standardize their scattered surveillance camera system, their DVRs, and their limited electronic access systems. The last case study featured the deployment of Brivo’s ACS WebService for a 1,300 California residential complex.


With clients such as Staples, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gap, Coca Cola, Daniel Abernathy, director of business development, east, told Homeland Security NewsWire that although Brivo is in discussions with federal web hosting clients, there is a general resistance toward the integration of their solution: “The SaaS climate is uncertain, and federal agencies are asking ‘who wants to go first?’”

Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, offered his vision of the potentiality and capabilities of cloud computing during IndiMix2010, an exclusive conference for Web developers and designers:

The cloud will change the way you look at hardware. Today, you write applications designed for servers keeping in mind the deployment environment. In the cloud era, you will write applications that are designed to scale and have the capability to be deployed immediately. The cloud will make hardware that does not look like a server, but a data center that comes in a box and has processors, storage and networking integrated with each other.

The other SaaS companies present at the ASIS conference included: Connect 24, DVTel, Inc., HireRight, IdOnDemand, Kantech, Maxxess Systems, Inc., NC4, Next Level Security Systems, Inc., PPM 2000, Inc., RISCO Group, Security-Net, Send Word Now, Third Iris, Inc., and Tyco Security Products.