Brivo is celebrating a major milestone after revealing that it has now issued more than 1 million Brivo Mobile Pass credentials. The Brivo Mobile Pass is designed primarily for access control, and was built to replace physical keys, cards, and fobs with a mobile credential that can be stored on a standard smartphone.
Brivo noted that the demand for mobile IDs has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, as businesses searched for contactless technologies that could eliminate shared touchpoints. Once a credential has been issued, the Brivo Mobile Pass uses Bluetooth technology to communicate with Brivo Smart Readers and unlock doors and turnstiles. As a result, many businesses have made mobile credentials a key component of their digital transformation strategies.
The Mobile Pass system is compatible with Android and iOS devices. The actual credentials can be issued remotely, using backend technology that is likely to be familiar to corporate IT departments. They also have several security benefits, since the digital credentials can take advantage of the biometric sensors that now come standard on most smartphones. Those sensors enable multi-factor authentication, and prevent someone from using a stolen credential (such as a stolen fob) to gain unauthorized access to a building.
Brivo’s Mobile Pass IDs can be delivered through the Brivo Mobile Pass app. Alternatively, businesses can use the Brivo Mobile SDK to integrate the mobile credentials into their own branded applications. The mobile access experience can be further customized with voice commands and shortcuts using technologies available on modern phones.
“The accelerated growth we’re seeing in mobile access control is unlike anything we’ve seen in the industry to date,” said Brivo Founder and CEO Steve Van Till. “Being able to open doors with your phone is the access experience everyone wants these days. We believe it’s an essential ingredient of a comprehensive platform so that customers can do everything they want in a single application.”
Brivo recently formed a merger agreement with Crown PropTech Acquisitions. The company is one of several access control providers that offers support for BioConnect’s Unified Mobile Access solution.