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Round the clock on-line access control for health club

Brivo Systems : 16 March, 2009  (Application Story)
Shape.net has taken web based access control for its health club clients due to ease of management and 24 hour accessibility
Brivo Systems has announced that Shape.net, the Web-based club management system, have partnered with Brivo to provide 24-hour access control to its health club clients. Shape.net has joined the Brivo Technology Partnership program to develop a software integration that would enable its health club customers to safely and efficiently offer members round-the-clock access to health club facilities.


"Three years ago, if a gym owner asked if we offered 24-hour access, and we said no, they would just keep on walking," said Larry King, Owner of Shape.net. "Now, with Brivo, as soon as I say we offer 24-hour access, it's a done deal. It's difficult to find a Web-based system, and Brivo not only offers it, but has a great reputation to back it up." Shape.net's integration with Brivo was made possible by Brivo's XML Application Programming Interface (API), which allows different systems to exchange data in the XML standard so they can "understand" one another. Shape.net now caters to health clubs, wellness centers, personal trainers, etc., offering 24-hour access by providing "one-stop shopping" for management, sales, installation, and support.


In order to manage gym members and their access privileges to the gym's doors, health club owners are now able to use Shape.net exclusively as a single point of data entry. This means they no longer have to key in membership information in one system, only to access a different system and do it all again-saving them time, money, and reducing the risk of errors. Gym owners are now kept up-to-date with the ongoing physical security of their facilities. Clients also have the ability to set up a notification rule to email or send a text message if the gym is accessed by anyone outside of daytime business hours.


The information stored in Shape.net is automatically transferred to the customer's Brivo system without manual intervention, so a client doesn't have to constantly click an external utility to update or sync accounts—it's transferred immediately. The integration is compatible with all of Brivo's offerings, which include ACS WebService, ACS OnSite, and OnSite SE/XE.


"We've always had 24-hour access, but never such a user-friendly system," says Karrah Hunt, General Manager of 24/7 Healthcare and Tanning Salon. "If our staff has any problems when I'm not there, I can easily log onto the system at home from my own computer and correct the problem." Karrah manages multiple locations using her Brivo ACS WebService/Shape.net integrated system. When a new member is enrolled, she can instantly assign which facilities the client should have access to--one, the other, or both. Karrah's clients don't even need to worry about carrying access cards anymore: they are now granted access using biometric fingerprint readers at each site. She also monitors both locations using Brivo's email notifications and integrated DVRs. The DVRs allow Karrah and her staff to monitor who enters—making sure multiple individuals don't enter under one account. Karrah and her staff manage more than 10 doors using the new integrated offering including access to tanning rooms, on-site day care facilities, and even the ladies locker rooms.


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