Brivo Systems, a vendor for Web applications for access control and security systems, announced that the Raleigh Police Department (RPD) continues to expand the deployment of its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) at a growing number of police substations and other locations. ASG Security is the integrator on this ongoing project.
Prior to installing Brivo, the RPD utilized key pads at the entrances to some of its stations. Officers and staff gained access by entering a code, however if a nonauthorized person learned the code, building security was compromised. Raleigh Police wanted more effective control access at all their buildings, but they wanted a system that provided both central and on-site administration. In addition to such tiered administration, the initial system design also called for a combination of both existing keypads and new card readers.
Gregory Curtis, ASG Security, met with RPD security and IT staff to demonstrate Brivo solution and another access control system, RPD came away impressed with what the Brivo system had to offer.
With the recent system expansion, a single Brivo system manages access for more than 900 sworn and civilian members of the RPD as well as subcontractors and other personnel, covering more than 59 access doors at 14 locations, including their new administration and North district buildings. System administrators have created approximately 15 different personnel groups to manage access at each location and to provide access across some or all locations for appropriate personnel.
“Raleigh Police Department is pleased with the access control management, but another major, ongoing advantage is that they don't have to invest in server capacity or software in order to get up and running at each new site, all of that is managed by Brivo,” Curtis said. “In addition to that, all of their daily transactions are kept off-site in Brivo's geographically dispersed data centers, which provide them with both redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities.”