Brivo and ADT do 24-hour fitness

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03/20/2008
A couple posts down, I linked to a story about 24-hour fitness centers and their need for a good security partner. Well, it looks like ADT and Brivo have already gotten the message. They've partnered with a company called eFit Financial, which does a bunch of back-end web and HR stuff for fitness clubs, so that eFit can offer a 24-hour access service to any company that wants to tack it onto eFit's standard management package. Brivo provides the access software integration through its XML-based software and the panels and ADT does all the installation. Here's a glowing quote: “The integrated software has been great. We use it more than our security cameras,” said Nikki Funk, Owner of 24 Athletic Club in Benton, Arkansas. “I can log in from home, see who exactly is at the gym, and when they’ve come in. It’s awesome, we can even open doors remotely—like when one of us is late to a meeting or the janitorial crew wants to drop off supplies. We can pretty much take care of everything from anywhere, instead of having to run to the club at all hours.” If ADT is involved, then the business model probably makes a lot of sense.