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Major Ottawa Property Management Company Relies on Brivo
Installation already manages 3600 users and growing
Bethesda, MD, November 11, 2009 – Brivo Systems LLC, the leader in Software-as-a-Service applications for security management, today announced that Osgoode Properties, located in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, has installed Brivo ACS WebService™ in a number of its buildings around the city. Double Vision (www.doublevision.ca) introduced the Brivo technology to Osgoode and is overseeing the ongoing installation of this advanced, IP-based access control system.
To date, Osgoode Property has installed ACS WebService in nine buildings covering 75 doors and managing access for 3,600 users, the majority of whom are residential users but include some commercial tenants as well.
Previously, Osgoode struggled with three or four different software programs for access control. Each was loaded onto a dedicated computer, but the company experienced all too frequent hard drive crashes resulting in lost data and the need for manual data back-up procedures that were sometimes forgotten. These system shortcomings meant tenants could not be properly serviced and Osgoode was wasting valuable time and money for access control that was not doing the job.
Double Vision’s Carlo Di Leo provided Osgoode management with a demonstration of Brivo ACS WebService and in less than one week, the property management company began to install Brivo. Osgoode uses the Brivo system to full capacity, particularly leveraging the ACS WebService’s tiered administration feature. The company has one master administrator, property managers covering four or five buildings, and then a building manager for each individual property. All three administration levels have different privileges and visibility on the system. Osgoode also utilizes the Brivo system’s bilingual capabilities for both French and English operation.
“Our business is to keep our tenants happy and our buildings full,” commented Geoffrey Younghusband, CPM, Residential Portfolio Manager for Osgoode Properties. “We take security and life safety issues very seriously, and partnering with a good integrator like Double Vision, who provides us excellent technology, has helped us move in the right direction. In the past when hardware would fail, we would end up losing all the information stored on the system and this would not only cost us money but a great deal of headaches. Brivo has really helped us alleviate the problems and costs involved with data backup, management, and recovery, and the system has increased our Property and Building Managers’ productivity and efficiency. Managing access to our buildings is now easy and very effective and we have substantially reduced the number of people loitering in our lobbies and stairwells.”
Osgoode continues to roll out the Brivo system, with plans to eventually cover 15-18 of their buildings and more than 100 total doors. Some of the company’s buildings are in marginal areas and the ability to provide a high-performance, reliable access control system for tenants is a great marketing tool for the company. Each building manager has voiced enthusiasm for the Brivo system. Tenants like it too because all they do is key in and they have secure access to their own building and floor through elevator integration—everything else is handled by their building manager.
About Double Vision
Double Vision Group Inc. (Double Vision) specializes in consulting, designing, and integrating IP-based access control and video surveillance systems, to help customers protect and secure their facilities. Double Vision is committed to educating customers and working in a transparent fashion to help choose and integrate the proper technology for their application. The company quickly bridged the gap between IT and security becoming one of the largest integrators of IP megapixel video technology. Double Vision is focused on integrating technology that helps customers reduce operation and maintenance costs, reduce liability costs, and achieve a greater total cost of ownership on their security system.
About Brivo Systems
Brivo Systems LLC provides an online, open-system security management technology platform that empowers organizations to protect and remotely monitor buildings and perimeter entry points using the latest in Internet and wireless technologies. With Brivo’s security management system, customers significantly expand their physical access control system by customizing functionality to exactly fit their needs and more effectively mitigate and manage security risk. The company’s hardware products and software services enable businesses to control physical access to offices, warehouses, remote/unmanned buildings, as well as sensitive areas such as computer rooms, where real-time control and accountability of entry are critical. 2009 marks 10 years of Brivo making security simple for thousand of end users around the world.
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