Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Uses Brivo Access System

Bethesda, MD, March 13, 2007 – Brivo Systems, LLC, the leader in Web applications for access control and security systems, today announced that Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Colorado's 4th busiest airport, uses Brivo's ACS WebService to ensure full access control to the aircraft operating area. Protection One, a nationally authorized reseller of the Brivo solution, won the contract for installation and maintenance.

Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport has more than 180,000 take-offs and landings each year, is home to a number of flight and helicopter schools, and is the North American headquarters for Pilatus Business Aircraft. At any one time, the Brivo system manages more than 2,300 active security cards being utilized by airport and related personnel as well as service providers to airport businesses.

Rocky Mountain originally installed an access control system that was cumbersome and highly inefficient: the wireless component did not work, forcing staff to perform manual uploads and downloads at each individual access point. When the existing access control software became outdated, the airport had to upgrade, and management took the opportunity to look for a system that was truly user-friendly, easy to maintain, and provided wireless connectivity that worked. "The Brivo system was the low bid because the wireless component kept the install price very affordable," said Brett Miller, Operations Manager.

Miller continued, "Given our experience, I had doubts about the wireless, but even with a really tough winter this year we haven't had a single problem. The system definitely has met expectations in reducing man-hours and cutting overhead from an IT standpoint, and unlike our previous system, we can track and query in a timely manner—all this control and functionality is available right at our fingertips."

Brivo panels are installed at all 13 airport gates. Eleven of the gates are controlled by the wireless (cellular) version of the control panel, and two of them are controlled by IP-based controllers. Brett and his staff do a monthly audit to maintain tight control over the changing population of more than 2,300 badge holders. In addition, the system is programmed to provide redundant alerts in the event of gate failures to both Miller and staff, as well as the 24-hour agent-on-duty's cell phone. Such event notifications, set up by a system administrator, may be delivered via email, phone, or pager.

The airport was looking for two additional features that were quickly incorporated into the product offering for the airport: Badging and 50 customer-definable fields. Due to the hosted architecture of the Brivo solution, it was easy to take these requests and make them a reality. As Miller put it, "Brivo has come through on everything we asked for."

"Airports, particularly in the important medium-range size, are a growing market for Brivo," said Bob Mosler, Brivo Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We offer a powerful combination of system choice, ease-of-use, control from anywhere, and proven performance. From a cost and improved security standpoint, Brivo is an excellent fit for airports."