Brivo Inc., a provider of cloud-based physical access control systems, released the Brivo Mobile Pass, a digital credential solution that lets users unlock doors with their smartphones. As an enhancement to the existing Brivo OnAir access control system, customers can immediately distribute mobile credentials to their entire user population without any on-premise equipment changes.
Available now on both iOS and Android, Brivo said its Mobile Pass app immediately deliveres access control via smartphones without having to install new door readers. Brivo Mobile Pass serves as a mobile complement to physical key cards and readers, and is fully interoperable with existing door reader technologies.
“We are giving all of our customers five free Brivo Mobile Passes so that they can use it immediately,” said Steve Van Till, CEO of Brivo. “Mobile credentials are changing the way access control works. It’s not just about convenience and improved security — although that’s a huge part of it. It’s that we are improving the relationship with the people who come and go from the spaces we protect.”
Brivo’s previously released Brivo OnAir Mobile Application already provides administrators full accessibility to manage their system from a smartphone; now with Brivo Mobile Pass, all users can open doors using their smartphone.
“Our customers have been requesting the ability to open doors with their phone,” said Taylor Carr, senior vice president of business development at Securadyne Systems. “With Brivo Mobile Pass, we now have the means to service that need, all without changing any hardware or sending out a technician. It’s proof of the value of a true cloud solution.”
Brivo Mobile Pass is a cloud-based mobile credential system that is part of the Brivo OnAir platform. From a workflow perspective, the Brivo OnAir administrator selects a user and creates a Brivo Mobile Pass invitation that is delivered via email. The user then clicks the “Add” button in the email to activate Brivo Mobile Pass on their phone. The user can now open doors as they would have with a key card; however, Brivo’s cloud authentication is far more secure because of the cloud-based authentication, the company claimed. As with key cards, Brivo Mobile Passes can be revoked at any time by the administrator.
“Naturally, we’ve invested a lot in encryption and cyber security for this new service,” said Van Till. “When designing it, we recognized that cloud-based authentication is a very well understood field, with rich solutions that work very well for banking, electronic signatures, and the like. We chose to adopt these proven secure approaches over the much less developed technologies that are utilizing Bluetooth door readers.”
The Brivo Mobile Pass app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play. For a short video overview, check out brivo.com/brivomobilepass.
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