Brivo Wins Coveted Homeland Security Award 2nd Year in a Row

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Government Security News recognizes CloudPass for superior HSPD-12/FIPS-201 compliance

We’re very pleased at this honor 2 years in a row. Our unique capabilities in cloud-based PACS and our SaaS business model create a compelling combination for anyone looking to bring their physical security into 2013 and beyond. John Szczygiel, EVP, Brivo

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Brivo Systems LLC, leader in cloud applications for security management, today announced that for the 2nd year in a row, Brivo took the honor for “Best Integrated System, HSPD-12 and FIPS-201 Compliance” at the 4th Annual Homeland Security Awards, sponsored by Government Security News.

Brivo won the award with CloudPass, an innovative solution designed to serve the unique needs of government for managing enterprise-wide physical access control systems (PACS). Brivo's products have a proven track record of deployment at the local, state and federal levels.

“We are very pleased to have been recognized by GSN for the second year in a row for our HSPD-12 and FIPS-201 Compliance solution,” said Brivo EVP, John Szczygiel. ”We have made a strong commitment to providing advanced PACS solutions for our government clients so they can leverage cloud computing to increase agency agility and reduce costs. Brivo's unique capabilities in cloud-based PACS and our software as a service (SaaS) business model create a compelling combination for any organization looking to bring their physical security program into 2013 and well beyond.”

Each year hundreds of nominations are made, but only a handful are chosen as the best solutions for the critical Homeland Security market. All winners were honored at a festive dinner GSN hosted on 29 November in the Washington, DC Convention Center ballroom, where hundreds of industry and government officials were in attendance.

One of the highlights at the dinner was the presentation of the GSN/Raytheon Award for Distinguished Leadership and Innovation in Public Safety and Security to Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Reed delivered an insightful keynote address to an audience of industry executives and government officials at the federal, state and local levels.

The winners were selected by a panel of objective judges, according to Jacob Goodwin, Editor-in-Chief of Government Security News. "We received an outstanding group of entries and have handed winners’ plaques to an exceptional group of companies and government agencies," said Goodwin.

The complete list of Physical Security winners follows:




Best Integrated System for HSPD 12/FIPS 201 Compliance

  •     Brivo Systems, LLC

Best Biometric Identification Solution

  •     Fulcrum Biometrics

Best Platform for Physical and Logical Access

  •     Alert Enterprise


Best Interoperable First Responder Communications

  •     Covia Labs

Best Mass Notification Systems

  •     AtHoc

Best Regional or National Public Safety Communications Deployment

  •     Desktop Alert


Best Explosives Detection Solution

  •     AS&E

Best Long Range Detection Systems

  •     Vidisco

Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection

  •     Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Best Intelligent Video Surveillance Solution

  •     Panasonic

Best Thermal/Night Vision/Infrared Cameras

  •     HGH Infrared Systems
  •     Vumii

Best Network IP Cameras

  •     Axis Communications

Best Video Storage/Digital Transmission Systems

  •     Panasonic

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. Duchossois also holds strategic interests in Churchill Downs, Inc., and a number of other diversified businesses.

For Media queries:                
Bruce J. Doneff                    
Public Relations                
(843) 476.3022                

For Brivo Systems, please contact:
Rajeev Dubey    
Senior Director, Marketing

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