DHS utilizes new 'Guard Tour' feature from Brivo at Canadian border facilities

Company releases software upgrade for its ACS OnSite Aparato platform


Hosted access control solutions provider Brivo announced this week that it has released a new software upgrade for its ACS OnSite Aparato platform.

In addition to providing support for the company’s new IP Door Controller hardware and other system enhancements, the new 3.0.4 software version also has a new feature called “Guard Tour,” which uses existing federal government PIV cards to provide audit trails of guard visitations in correctional and other facilities.

The feature was recently implemented at four Department of Homeland Security Land Port of Entry facilities on the Canadian border.

"The General Services Administration, manager of all Federal government buildings, approached our company requesting an additional technological feature be included in their access control upgrade plans: a 'guard tour' capability to create an audit trail of guard visitations to each detention cell and document that detainees are being properly monitored," said Vector Electric Duane Pittman, who oversaw the installation. "As the DHS upgrades other detention facilities around the country, we are providing a model both for the detention center audit trails, but also for the overall access control needs of each facility."

The Guard Tour feature does require and additional license. For more information about Brivo, visit www.brivo.com.