Smart Building Certification (Amsterdam, Netherlands), a certifying organization dedicated to creating smarter, more efficient buildings, on Sept. 23 announced that Eagle Eye Networks, a global expert in cloud video surveillance technology, and Brivo, a global specialist in cloud-based access control implementation, are the first physical security companies to go through the organization's Smart Solution Certification.
SBC says the partnership affirms the idea that smart security—namely cloud video surveillance and access control technologies—are pillars of comprehensive smart building technology deployments. According to an official statement, the Smart Building Certification, Eagle Eye Networks and Brivo alliance will focus on:
- Sharing safety, security, and access control knowledge with the SBC ecosystem.
- Educating the market about how “security” technologies used for multiple applications can provide important data and trends to increase building efficiency and sustainability.
- Supporting market follow-through and data-driven transformations in the built environment.
Eagle Eye’s cloud video surveillance platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics to enable security cameras to become the primary sensor in a building that can literally measure the pulse of the building and create alerts when needed, providing essential data to optimize the energy efficiency, security, and sustainability of buildings.
The partners note the power of this system increases exponentially when integrated with Brivo’s cloud-based access control platform. Brivo adds a comprehensive product suite that includes smart readers, touchless mobile credentials, visitor management, occupancy monitoring, health and safety features, and integrated video surveillance, smart locks, and intercoms.
Eagle Eye Networks and Brivo together provide an AI-powered access control and video management integration that uses machine learning technology to detect the presence of people within an access-indexed video stream providing better insights with less manual effort.
“We are delighted to have Eagle Eye Networks and Brivo join the Smart Building Certification ecosystem. Leveraging the knowledge and expertise of these two powerhouses will truly support the advancement of our shared understanding and the applicable value of the certification itself,” commented Smart Building Certification co-founder, Nicholas White.
Smart Building Certification was founded in February 2020 as "an initiative to establish an honest and independent platform that appraises buildings all around the globe on the basis of how smart they are." The Smart Building Certification mission statement is as follows: ‘Founded in Science, refined in practice and constantly optimized by our network of experts’.
The certification has a strong foundation in academic research and partnerships, as well as what stands to grow into one of the largest collaborative ecosystems within the smart building space.