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Brivo passes 1 million mobile access control credentials, expands keyless building entry


December 4, 2021
By SP&T Staff

Brivo, a provider of cloud-based access control and smart building technologies announced it has surpassed 1 million Brivo Mobile Pass mobile credentials worldwide. 

Mobile access credentials allow people to open doors, gates, and turnstiles using just their smartphone in all sorts of spaces including offices, gyms, garages, and schools.

“The accelerated growth we’re seeing in mobile access control is unlike anything we’ve seen in the industry to date and our innovative smart access devices continue to be a key differentiator enabling us to capitalize on this strong demand,” said Steve Van Till, Founder and CEO of Brivo in a statement.

“Being able to open doors with your phone is the access experience everyone wants these days. Brivo Mobile Pass gives customers an easy way to quickly send digital credentials to anyone that needs them. We believe it’s an essential ingredient of a comprehensive platform so that customers can do everything they want in a single application.”

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According to Brivo, mobile credentials are enjoying growing success in the market because they are more secure, easier to manage, and more cost-effective. The pandemic has accelerated mobile credential adoption by increasing the demand for a remote, contactless way of enrolling new people into access control systems.

Brivo also stated that employers now view mobile credentials as an important tool in their return-to-work transition strategy. In addition to the convenience and safety benefits, the cybersecurity of mobile credentials is a big draw for IT departments because it is based on the same techniques they use for other corporate information assets — encryption, multi-factor authentication, and the built-in biometric capabilities of mobile platforms such as FaceID or TouchID.

Brivo stated that users can download the Brivo Mobile Pass application directly from the App Store or Google Play, or use the Brivo Mobile SDK to embed digital credentials into their own apps. Many Brivo API partners use this approach to create a branded access experience for their own customers or buildings.

“Brivo is such a huge part of our day-to-day operations as the mobile credentials allow for us to operate virtually as a 24-hour facility,” said Robyn Powell, Director of IT at HOTWORX, an international 24-hour fitness studio franchise, in a statement.

“We have been blown away with the API integration and how seamlessly it works with our member management systems.”

Brivo’s product is available on both iOS and Android, keycards or plastic fobs. Brivo Mobile Pass automatically finds the nearest door and opens it through Bluetooth connection with Brivo Smart Readers. The company stated that mobile access control also takes advantage of the latest iOS and Android capabilities such as using voice commands and creating shortcuts so users can customize their experience.


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