Cubs use the Cloud to control access

June 17, 2011
The AAA Iowa Cubs use Brivo's ACD WebService access-control system at Principal Park in Des Moines.

The chicago Cub's AAA affiliate, the Iowa Cubs, deployed Brivo Systems' ACS WebService cloud-based access-control system prior to the start of their 2011 season. Before 2011 the Cubs' facility, Principal Park, had an access-control system that included motion detectors, alerts to open doors and key/lock hardware.

The facility's director of operations Jeff Tilley said it was desirable to have more information on, and more control over, some of Principal Park's doors. Limiting access and documenting who used the doors were priorities. He got in touch with integrator Strauss Security Solutions of Urbandale, IA; Strauss demonstrated the Brivo system for Tilley and assistant manager of stadium operations Jake Samo. Both report that the system won them over with characteristics like ease of use - allowing either Tilley or Samo to operate the system from their own computer. The Brivo system controls access at Principal Park's main entrance, the front office, the facilities office that stores equipment and other items, and the personal office of the team owner.

Put in place over the winter and operational before Opening Day 2011, the system manages close to 100 employees who are divided into 12 groups of access-rights. The team is considering adding outside-contractors to the groups with facility access. They're also considering their options for using the ACS WebService's alert and reporting capabilities.

Brivo Systems customer-service personnel provide demonstration-walkthroughs of its online access-control system with interested parties. You can sign up for a demonstration here.

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