What’s New In Access Control?

Brivo and Schlage’s latest access control products are Web-enabled, allowing remote monitoring and operation. Pelco introduces its new Sarix network camera line.


Brivo’s ® Online Access Control Systems are built on flexible, open technology that is adaptable to multiple services beyond access control, facilitating the integration and remote management of security systems and other on-premises digital systems.

This extensible access control suite provides real–time monitoring, management, and control capabilities for a variety of applications—all from a browser, with no additional software to install.

Following is Locksmith Ledger’s interview with Steve Van Till, president and CEO, Brivo Systems, LLC.

Can you provide some background on Brivo?
When introduced in 2002, Brivo’s Web-hosted physical access control system was a unique and compelling solution. The company’s Web-based access control products are groundbreaking solutions that leverage the power and versatility of the Internet to provide real-time device control plus immediate visibility of security events in local or remote facilities, no matter where in the world the operator or facilities are located. Brivo is also the first access control solution that provides a choice of secure wireless Wide-Area networking or global wired IP connectivity.

Brivo’s ACS WebService™ is a robust, secure Web-hosted access control system that offers end-users unmatched reliability with redundant, geographically dispersed, 24/7 data centers and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.

ACS OnSite™ meets the needs of those customers who prefer to keep their data on location, providing a standalone solution perfect for single facilities. ACS OnSite supports Tenant Accounts, which allows tenants or individuals to control only a portion of the facility.
Brivo offers two new solutions. The first is an extension of ACS OnSite™. OnSite System Edition (SE) extends the ACS OnSite solution to larger, more complex applications with data stored within the organization’s own network. Brivo’s OnSite XE™, or “Extended Edition,” scales up to 750 readers and can work across multiple locations, making it ideal for a campus environment, and it even supports multiple time zones.

To which markets are your products directed?
Brivo’s solutions fit just about any application from protecting a single door at an office or school to managing access to thousands of doors in a multi-site or campus environment. One of the strongest fits for our technology is large organizations with many geographically dispersed locations, such as retail, that can benefit from the economies of scale that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) brings to these wide-area deployments. We also find high adoption rates in the small and medium-sized business market, where many business owners have made the strategic decision to outsource as much IT as possible and focus on their core business. At present, we are also focusing on fast-growing vertical markets such as education, property management and government.

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