Brivo, a provider of cloud-based physical security solutions, recently added three new usability options for opening doors with its signature mobile credential application, Brivo Onair Pass. The first is automatic door detection based on proximity. The second is voice commands for complete hands-free operation. The third is a high-assurance option based on two-factor biometric authentication. Together they provide dealers, property managers and tenants with increased convenience and cyber protection for commercial and multifamily security systems.
Automatic door detection provides a more frictionless user experience by eliminating the need to select which door the credential-holder would like to open. Instead, the system uses Bluetooth signals from Brivo's readers to sense which door is closest and selects it automatically. Legacy doors that are not yet equipped with Brivo's readers can still be opened from mobile apps via Brivo's cloud API, providing a migration path for mixed door populations without expensive retrofitting.
Voice commands work in tandem with automatic door selection to provide another option for interacting with Brivo-managed physical spaces. The resulting touchless access experience is an operational advantage in the many access scenarios where people have their hands full, like commercial package delivery or simply arriving at the office while juggling your backpack, coffee, and bagel. Voice mode can be used with either the automatic door detection feature, or by saying the name of a pre-existing door that is not yet outfitted with Brivo's Bluetooth readers.