Brivo Labs, a business unit of Bethesda, Md.-based security management solutions provider Brivo Systems, has rolled out OKDoor, its first market offering. The solution is a Glassware application that integrates with Brivo Labs’ social access management (SAM) API to provide physical access using Google Glass. Brivo Labs focuses on the emerging SAM market to develop products and solutions that use social network identities to enhance the everyday experience of entering physical places. According to the company, OKDoor is one of the first integrations to connect Google Glass to physical access management.
According to Lee Odess, Brivo’s vice president of marketing, OKDoor was created specifically to showcase the capabilities of Brivo Labs’ SAM API. “We are excited to reinforce our leadership position in the Social Access Management space and show innovative examples of how we merge current technologies with traditional security and access control,” he said. “OKDoor is a prime example of the convergence of these two areas.”
The system works by notifying a person inside a building that someone needs to gain access. An outdoor camera sends a photo of the person to the Google Glass wearer, who has the ability to allow or deny entry, and to remotely unlock the door.
The role of the SAM API is its ability to use several forms of secure credentials to access physical devices. Social authentication and provisioning of access can be implemented by connecting with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networks. With the API, users also can perform data analysis, manage devices, authorize schedules, access hosted IP video, and offer real-time device control with remote automation.