Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe Uses Brivo to Control Access at Four Facilities

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Company eliminating all keys by expanding areas and employees managed with SaaS-based solution.

With Brivo, Martin's Manages Access at Three Production Facilities and its HQ from One Central Location

With Brivo and individual access cards, no more keys. That means no more lost keys, no more re-keying, and providing or denying any employee access to different doors or even entire facilities is only a few keystrokes away.

Brivo Systems LLC, leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) applications for security management, today announced that Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, is in the process of upgrading their access control management, employing the Brivo ACS Aparato solution. Global Systems Inc. is the integrator for this on-going project.

Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, founded in 1957, is renowned for perfecting the potato roll. Today, the company’s main plant in Chambersburg is a 223,500 square foot state-of-the-art bakery that produces a line of potato roll and bread products that are delivered up and down the east coast. In addition to potato rolls and bread products, Martin’s also produces potato chips, pretzels, and many other snack items.

Seeking to upgrade access control management, Martin’s staff evaluated a number of potential options and then saw a demonstration of the Brivo technology at an existing Brivo customer location. At the conclusion of their research, Karl Hansen, Network Systems Manager, and Jim Gehres, MIS technician and the project lead, decided on Brivo for their company’s growing needs. The Brivo system manages access at the company’s headquarters building in Chambersburg, manufacturing sites in Chambersburg and Valdosta, GA, and a snack manufacturing facility in Marion, PA. At this time, plans call for up to 50 doors, both external and internal, to be managed by the Brivo system.

All four facilities are managed from a single location. For Martin’s, one of the Brivo technology’s key features is ease of use, but they were also impressed with the ease of installation. Paul Dominick, President of Global Systems, remarked, “Martin’s is saving a substantial amount of money because they can do a lot of the installation work using their in-house staff. Other access control systems can be really complicated, but whenever I’m involved in putting a Brivo system in, I don’t hear about any problems.”

“We were impressed with Brivo’s ease of use,” commented Hansen. “We transferred system administration responsibility to our HR department—it was a very smooth process and we don’t have any issues with running the system.” Gehres concurred, “We didn’t need any training, we took the system out of the box, we probably called Brivo Support twice, and after 15 minutes we were ready to go.”

At this time, the Brivo system manages several hundred staff and one of the immediate benefits Gehres saw was that they no longer need to issue keys to their employees. Martin’s had been controlling access using a rather elaborate system of keys in which each key level offers access to certain buildings and specific doors. The next key level offers different, more expanded access and so on. With Brivo and individual access cards, no more keys. That means no more lost keys, no more re-keying, and providing or denying any employee access to different doors or even entire facilities is only a few keystrokes away. “Our goal is eventually nobody will have any keys,” said Gehres.

While HR is the main administrator for access management, Hansen and Gehres stay involved with the Brivo system through running reports to check which doors are being activated and when, tracking employee movement through the buildings, and investigating any incidents that arise. “The Brivo system has met our expectations. Our buildings are much more secure now,” said Gehres.

For more information on the Brivo Online Access Control System, contact Brivo toll–free at 1-866-692-7486, option 1 or email sales(at)brivo(dot)com. To view a demo, visit

About Brivo Systems
Brivo Systems, LLC is a SaaS-based security management systems provider for organizations that need to protect and remotely monitor buildings and perimeter entry points. When introduced in 2001, Brivo’s Web-hosted physical access control system was a unique solution—after a decade of evolution and innovation, it still is. Brivo’s groundbreaking physical access control and video solutions empower organizations by giving administrators real-time device control, including immediate visibility of security events and video in local or remote facilities—anytime, anywhere.

The company’s innovative, secure, and open architecture-based products and services enable businesses to protect people and assets, comply with regulations, and improve business operational efficiency. These scalable systems—whether standalone or appliance-based or cloud-based—offer a solution for every type of business. Brivo’s security management products are a market-proven fit for commercial office buildings, warehouses, retail stores, manufacturing plants, and sensitive areas, such as server rooms or R&D labs, where real-time control and accountability of entry are important.

With headquarters in Bethesda, MD, Brivo is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Duchossois Group, a privately held holding company headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois, which also owns other industry leaders such as AMX, The Chamberlain Group, and Milestone AV Technologies.

Brivo is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Duchossois Group, a privately held holding company, headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois, which owns AMX, The Chamberlain Group and Milestone AV Technologies. Duchossois also holds strategic interests in Churchill Downs, Inc., and a number of other diversified businesses.

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