Brivo Access Release Notes 2023

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Brivo Access Release Notes


December 13th, 2023 (v20231213)
- Administrators now have the ability to bulk add credentials with the HID 36-bit format.
- The steps to adding credentials can be found here - Adding Cards - Bulk Upload


November 9th, 2023 (v20231110)
- Additional Data Retention feature released:
- Customers have the ability to purchased addtional data for their accounts (up to 7 years)
- Administrators have the ability to adjust the data retention period under Account Settings in Brivo Access

November 2nd, 2023 (v20231101)
- Administrators no longer have an issue adding custom fields to newly created credential Users.
- The steps to create a User can be found here - Creating a new user


October 19th, 2023 (v20231018)
- Improved BMP invitation flow for administrators released:
- Administrators now have the ability to send Brivo Mobile Pass invitations in any Brivo Access supported language
- BMP Users will receive a new and improved email invitation to get them into the spaces they need to be in quicker
- Steps to assign a Brivo Mobile Pass can be found here - Issuing a Brivo Mobile Pass


September 5th, 2023 (v20230901)
- The verify user funtion on the event tracker would display events that were not based on a user action (valid access, etc). Now you will see the last credential user generated event under verify user.

September 1st, 2023 (v20230831)
- Administrators )with proper permissions and assignments) will no longer have an issue adding users to groups.
- The steps to add a Users to a group can be found here - Creating a new user


August 31st, 2023 (v20230830)
- When selecting a checkpoint device for Personnel Control, only doors will display.
- Learn more about the Personnel Control feature here - Configuring Personnel Control

August 24th, 2023 (v20230823)
- We have implemented a calendar view for schedules. Now when Administrators either edit a schedule or after creating one they will have the ability to view the schedule blocks in a calendar view or a list view.
- An article on how to create & edit a schedule can be found here - Creating a Schedule & Editing a Schedule

August 14th, 2023 (v20230814)
- When enabling the Personnel Control feature in Access, Administrators will now receive a confirmation message asking if they are sure they want to enable the feature.

August 7th, 2023 (v20230804)
- Fixed an issue where Snapshot images were not loading if they were older than a week old. You will now see all the snaps.


June 23rd, 2023 (Summer Access Launch)
License Plate Credentials
- In partnership with Eagle Eye Networks, Administrators can assign License plate credential to Users under their User profile, which is available in Professional and Enterprise editions and as a subscription for Standard edition.
- An article on how to assign a license plate credential to a User can be found here - Assigning a License Plate Credential to a User

Monitored Devices
- Administrators can now capture events (Event Tracker & Notifications) for doors and devices that don't have a reader attached, such as emergency exits, windows, environmental sensors, and more.

Schedule Page Updates
-Admins can now view, create and modify door schedules and exceptions to door schedules more easily.
- An article on how to create a schedule in Access can be found here - Creating a Schedule

Shared Access
- Base building accounts can share access permissions with tenant Brivo accounts.
- An article on how to setup and use shared access can be found here - Shared Access Setup

Recorded Video
- We improved the experience for Administrators to view recorded video that is event or motion based, to find event based clips easier, and to scrub through clips using a timeline.


Fixes and Improvements

May 9th, 2023 (v20230508)
- Fixed an issue where it was unclear if the custom field an admin was trying to edit was unsupported. Messaging has now been added to give an admin more insight into what is wrong.


Fixes and Improvements

April 19th, 2023 (v20230418)
- Some Admins did not have a smooth experience when filtering the Event Tracker, this has been improved.
- Fixed an issue where rotated badge template elements could not be edited.

April 13th, 2023 (v20230412)
- Access Commands - credential Users can trigger I/O devices with a credential swipe. Triggering actions include: single swipe, double swipe, and limiting User interaction with group permissions. This feature is available in Professional and Enterprise editions.


February 9th, 2023 (v20230208)
- We designed a new and improved Custom Fields page in Brivo Access.
- You can now drag and drop to reorder fields on the list page.
- You can choose from a list of supported date fields.
- An article on how to manage custom fields can be found here - Managing Custom Fields

February 8th, 2023 (v20230207)
- Administrators can now expire credentials that have not been used in a certain number of days. An administrator has the ability to set an expiration day limit for unused credentials across the entire account from 5 to 365 days.
- An article on how to set up this feature can be found here - Expire Unused Credentials


January 26th, 2023
- Snapshot customers can view both recorded video and the Snapshot of an event from the Event Tracker details drawer. For more information on Brivo Snapshot, please visit our resources page.


December 15th, 2022
- We added new Data set name Occupancy & Usage to Data Explorer.

It includes:
-Occupancy metric for counting unique users present on any given site during a day.
-Volume metric for viewing the number of valid access events within a given time period.
-Custom fields.
-First & last events by day.
-Normal hours indicator for filtering inside/outside working hours.

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Brivo Access Release Notes 2022