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Brivo has announced the launch of Brivo Access, a unified security platform delivering new digital transformation capabilities for organisations worldwide. Brivo Access sets a new standard for access control with the industry’s first integrated business intelligence (BI) tools and machine learning technologies to transform data into actionable insights.

Brivo Access will improve the ability of the CISO/CSO to manage more comprehensive data sets and have a more holistic view of the business. Security teams will be empowered with easily customised and visualised access control and smart building sensor data to illuminate anomalies and better protect their people and property.

“Security and building management systems, unfortunately, have not always enjoyed the latest technology solutions and the power of data and AI have been no exception. Slow cloud adoption, underfunded technology budgets and mismatched business and purchasing models are just a few of the reasons these industries have been left behind. All of that changes with Brivo Access. Security and building management teams now have the power of data, business intelligence, integration and insight at their fingertips. And the benefits are more compelling than ever before,” said Steve Van Till, Brivo president and CEO.

The power of data and analytics

Digital data about physical spaces has become more important in a new way due to Covid-19 and the new behaviours and usage patterns it is driving. Security systems have traditionally been viewed as defensive systems that prevent things from happening, but with data, that viewpoint is transformed to one of proactive planning and innovation.

“We knew that having the ability to aggregate, analyse and act on security data was paramount for Brivo users,” said Jeff Nielsen, Brivo CTO. “We heard from our customers time and time again that they had data, but needed a way to bring to the forefront what was critical to pay attention to. If they knew what was important, they could act quickly, dig into their data and understand opportunities to better secure their people and property and to evaluate changes for improvement and expansion.”

The components of Brivo Access are Data Explorer and Global View. Data Explorer is a business intelligence tool built into the platform that renders your data useful by organising and structuring it to allow you to see events and patterns within complex data sets. Data Explorer can zoom into data, create custom reports and charts and generate business insights.

Global View helps you see exactly what is happening across all your sites with summaries of expected access events as well as critical events. Zoom in or out to dig into access data displayed in map format, Global view gives users the ability to see what is going on in the business across sites, locations and geographies.

Flexible for business of any size

Another feature is the Brivo Access Editions packaging that introduces tiered and bundled pricing to better meet customer needs. Flexibility is a key component of the offerings because not only does it allow businesses to choose the right set of options today based on size, location and requirements, but also the ability to scale as their business needs change.

“We really designed the Brivo Access Editions to suit the needs of our diverse audience,” said Dean Drako, chairman of Brivo and founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks. “Brivo is becoming the access control choice for Fortune 500 and global enterprises, but now we are breaking through the glass ceiling that has held security industry software products and services from delivering a true digital transformation experience for building technology.”

Security industry software products and services have been historically under-priced relative to other enterprise applications of equal complexity and importance. With the introduction of Brivo Access Editions, Brivo is leading the industry to fund the innovation that keeps us all safe.

Brivo Access is available in three editions which include specific sets of features. The Standard Edition features are the most similar to the current Brivo Onair platform and retain the option to add specific capabilities like API, Identity Connector and Brivo Mobile Passes on an a-la-carte basis.

Professional and Enterprise Editions have a base subscription that include unique, enhanced features that are normally priced separately as well as an allocation of readers and Brivo Mobile Passes. A-la-carte items can also be added to accounts as required.

Brivo Access will replace Brivo Onair and all existing customers are able to use Brivo Access when they are ready to make the transition to enjoy the new capabilities. Brivo Access includes a link that enables administrators to revert to Onair, if necessary. All customers are encouraged to start using Brivo Access now.

“Brivo went back to the studs and rebuilt the new platform to support data analytics and machine learning, with new security features that improve efficiency and provide real-time visualisations of your entire environment,” added Van Till. “It took over two years to develop this data-centric platform to build the future of security for our customers and set the bar higher for cloud-based building security applications.”

Brivo unveils Anomaly Detection

Brivo has released Anomaly Detection in its flagship access control solution, Brivo Access. Anomaly Detection is a patent-pending technology that uses advanced analytics with machine learning algorithms to compare massive amounts of user and event data to identify events that are out of the ordinary or look suspicious and issues priority alerts for immediate follow-up. With Anomaly Detection, business leaders can get a nuanced understanding of security vulnerabilities across their facility portfolio and take action on early indicators of suspicious user behaviours that may otherwise go unnoticed.

“With Anomaly Detection, Brivo is incorporating the latest data and machine learning technology in ways never before seen in physical security,” said Steve Van Till, founder and CEO of Brivo. “Along with our recently released Brivo Snapshot capability, Anomaly Detection uses AI to simplify access management by notifying customers about abnormal situations and prioritising them for further investigation. After training, each customer’s neural network will know more about traffic patterns in their space than the property managers themselves. This means that property managers can stop searching for the needle in the haystack. We identify it and flag it for them automatically.”

As more companies roll out hybrid work policies for employees, most businesses are poised to see a lot of variation in office schedules and movement. For human operators, learning these new patterns would take a tremendous amount of time, particularly analysing out-of-the-ordinary behaviours that are technically still within the formal bounds of acceptable use. With Anomaly Detection in Brivo Access, security teams can gain better visibility and understanding as the underlying technology continuously learns users’ behaviours and patterns as they transition over time.

Anomaly Detection is now available in the Enterprise Edition of Brivo Access.

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