Access control isn’t a static system. It has to be monitored and refined in order for it to be of benefit to today’s and tomorrow’s business owners. Because of that, we’re always assessing the existing line of products and exploring ways to improve them.
Sometimes, the improvement is a simple one. It entails updating a product or software component. Other times, the answer is more complex. It involves looking at new tech, testing its integration feasibility, and observing how it impacts end users. This month, we have three improvements to share.
Cellular Network Router
We’ve mentioned the Cellular Network Router previously, and since then, it has been updated to support 4G communication. For end users, this means they’ll be able to continue using 3G routers with their panels and have a clear path to upgrade to 4G when ready.
“3G isn’t all that laggy when it comes to data transfers and the like,” Joe Cunetta, Product Manager of Partner Products at Brivo, says, “but 4G is an improvement. With the new panels, we can extend coverage and offer better service.”
Video isn’t a static element, either. This fall, our integration with Eagle Eye Networks video management systems will be available. Working with Eagle Eye “increases the breadth of our platform,” says Joe. “Their cloud-based video surveillance integrates with our access control API, producing a scalable, flexible and user friendly solution.”
We are also continuing our support with DVR and NVR video, which we’re updating to keep up with technology and its demands. In turn, that will produce a more efficient, reliable access control system and better customer experience.
Suprema Bioconnect is a biometrics application from Entertech Systems. It allows Suprema’s biometric readers and other hardware to integrate with cloud-based applications like Brivo OnAir.
We’re excited about the integration because it provides greater flexibility to end users. Customers can use fingerprints or facial recognition in addition to cards and mobile devices.
John Szczygiel, our EVP and COO, says, “Entertech’s value-added approach of building a standard connector to our DataSync API enhances the appeal of the combined Brivo/Suprema offering by reducing the complexity and operational costs normally associated with biometric deployments.”
The complexity relates to how access control and biometrics have historically worked. In the past, two systems were used. They possibly talked with each other, but it was typically a troubled conversation. It required mediators such as vendors, IT personnel, and onsite servers and cables.
With the integration, data syncs seamlessly between the Suprema and Brivo OnAir APIs. Users only have to manage one system. They update credentials or other information, and the data automatically syncs with the other system.
In terms of application, Joe says it’s “across the board.” He points to summer camps as an example. Kids are issued cards, but parents are required to use fingerprints. The versatility results in a multi-layered security system that does precisely what it was always intended to do: keep kids safe so that they can enjoy their camp experience and go home with stories to share at school.
Want to learn more about any of the three offerings? Get in touch today.
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