Brivo, a specialist in cloud-based access control and smart building technologies, this week introduced its Brivo Unified Credential, a cross-platform smart credential that is compatible with select wireless locks and Brivo Smart Readers to improve security, while leveraging existing door locks and devices.
The Brivo Unified Credential gives property owners and managers the ability to issue a single keycard or fob that operates with Brivo Smart Readers and select Schlage locks and the battery-powered Aperio locks from ASSA ABLOY.
"With Brivo Unified Credential, we are simplifying and enhancing security, while also putting an end to insecure proximity cards," commented Brivo CEO and founder, Steve Van Till. "Property managers and owners who demand the latest in access control can use Brivo Unified Credential when they also need the flexibility and convenience to leverage existing credentialed door locks and devices, without making any compromises when it comes to security."
As further noted by a Brivo press release announcing the product:
Properties today are typically equipped with a mix of installed locksets and proximity cards. The main issue with standard smart credentials is that every manufacturer has its own approach, meaning customers are forced to either replace all of their existing hardware with compatible devices, which can be expensive, or use proximity cards that aren't encrypted and easy to duplicate. With Brivo Unified Credential, property managers can increase security with smartcards or fobs that work across select ASSA ABLOY wireless Aperio devices and Schlage locks, and Brivo Readers, all in one convenient credential.
"More than ever, customers are looking for flexibility and freedom of choice in their access control solutions," pointed out Devin Love, director of commercial software and electronics at Allegion, manufacturer of the Schlage lock. "We are excited to put services like the power of Schlage Custom Encryption Key to work, delivering open and interoperable systems while keeping people and places safe and secure."
Last November, Brivo announced its entry into a definitive merger agreement with Crown PropTech Acquisitions (NYSE: CPTK).