The ability to make grouped changes to schedules is one of the newest features to be added to Brivo's version 7.1 WebService access control management platform.
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Bethesda, MD, October 19, 2006 â€“ Brivo Systems, the leader in Web applications for access control and security systems, today announced the release of Version 7.1 of the Brivo ACS WebService Application. The new version represents the companyâ€™s continued commitment to its customers by adding requested features that provide increased flexibility for unique access control needs. Version 7.1 adds two new functions to enhance access control: Group Activated Schedules and Two-factor Credentials.
Group Activated Schedules allow schedules to be linked to a specific group of users. This means that a schedule is not activated until a member of the specified group presents a valid credential. Group Activated Schedules enable two functionalities, referred to as First-Person-In, whereby credential holders from a specific group are designated to enable devices related to that schedule, and Supervisor-on-Site, when a member of the enabling group must present valid credentials to activate the schedule for the devices at that site.
For Two-factor Credentials, Administrators can require both a card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to gain access to a door or device. The requirement may be set for specific schedules and for individual devices.
In addition to these new functions, a new enhanced reporting feature allows an Administrator to specify user properties and subsets of users when generating a report. In other words, reports on specific users can be generated, with the operator selecting specific properties by choosing from among the 50 available custom fieldsâ€”pinpointing the specific data required. The report is automatically exported as a comma separated value (CSV) file, so users can save and open the data in Microsoft Excel for sorting, filtering, and other manipulation.
â€œBrivo brings an intuitive user interface to the Group Activated Schedule functionality that would otherwise be very complex to set up. Even without formal access control training, our customers can meet their increasingly customized access control demands,â€ said Steve Van Till, President and COO of Brivo Systems. â€œBrivoâ€™s goal is to constantly innovate and provide customers with solutions that work for them, not churn out features that sound great but are too difficult to learn and use.â€
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The Brivo Access Control System leverages the power and versatility of the Internet to provide total control and real-time visibility of events in your facilities. In addition, Brivo is the first access control solution that gives you the choice of secure wireless Wide-Area networking or wired Ethernet connectivity. Brivo access control and security systems allow organizations to remotely manage multiple buildings, facilities, and access points. Brivo enables real-time control of assets and sites through a Web-hosted solution based on state-of-the-art technology that eliminates the need for special software or computer maintenance at each location.
For the integrators, Brivo provides a simple 3-hour installation time and one-hour end-user training.