Courthouse deploys cloud-based Brivo access control

Crown Point courthouse, a mixed retail and office facility, finds efficient access management solution


Phil and Son has assisted the Foundation staff to create separate groups with specific access for the retailers in the basement (first floor), clients on the 2nd and 3rd floors, Foundation management, different service providers, cleaning crews, and Foundation volunteers. The main doors automatically unlock each morning and relock in the evening; they are programmed for specific access on the weekends, and to provide different access for each special event in the ballroom after hours. “The Brivo system does an awesome job of letting us manage all the different public and private groups and their specific needs,” Pante observed.

In addition to highly-specific access management, as well as system flexibility and scalability, the Brivo system offered other valuable advantages as well. “The Board did not want any construction on this historic building, so that locked out a number of technology providers. Luckily, through Brivo’s integration with Schlage, we had a wireless solution—problem solved,” Pante related. Also, for Phil and Son, they’re saving money. “With the remote access and management, I don’t have to roll a truck to the site every time there is a program change or request and Brivo ACS WebService eliminates questions of warranty and service agreements; there are no hidden costs, and they’re buying a complete system, a total package.”

Recently, the Foundation Board came to Pante with a problem—they needed to limit retail customer access to the upper floor offices on the weekend. “We integrated the Brivo system with the elevator controls, and we were able to close off access to the offices as needed. Everything the Board has asked for, we’ve been able to deliver. The end result speaks for itself in terms of what this system can do. The Foundation has been pleased we can solve all these issues and each time they come up with a new request, it doesn’t cost them thousands of dollars.”

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