Secure Commercial Real Estate with SabreVault powered by Brivo
In the hyper-competitive market of Commercial Real Estate, clients demand property managers do all they can
to ensure a building’s perimeter and interiors are secure.
Sabre provides secure access control to Commercial Real Estate companies in the New York region. Working
alongside Brivo – our cloud-technology partner – Sabre Integrated Security systems protect physical facilities:
Safeguarding assets such as real estate, intellectual property, employees, and, of course, visitors.
Koeppel Rosen LLC (KR), a property management company with dozens of buildings across New York City,
chose to improve security throughout its portfolio. They wanted to ensure their tenants were comfortable with
the perimeter security provided at the buildings; namely limiting access to the buildings as well as specific floors
within the buildings. Without access control, anyone who got past the front desk was a potential security risk to
Large corporate clients require a higher level of security as they have more substantial assets, established
reputations to maintain, and compliance requirements. Securing private elevators and suites is more than just
a checkbox for the corporate security officers KR deal with. Corporate tenants prefer to lease properties where
they are confident the property manager, or building owner, has taken appropriate steps to safeguard them.
Koeppel Rosen takes its security responsibilities seriously. They see the value of security and how it attracts
“blue-chip” tenants. Traditionally, KR’s properties used a variety of access control systems; however, nothing they
inherited from previous owners or installed themselves had achieved the level of security some tenants required.
“We have more control over who can access and move around our
portfolio of properties, giving tenants peace of mind and checking
important compliance boxes.”
At Koeppel Rosen’s flagship property, 902 Broadway, the management team inherited an Elevator Distributed
Dispatch system (EDD). This system was put in place to ease elevator traffic, especially during the rush hours.
The EDD system was a great success and did its job of managing elevator traffic. However, there was a flaw;
it was possible someone could slip past the lobby guard, select a floor at an EDD kiosk, and be automatically
directed to an elevator that would obligingly take them up to that floor. KR was also concerned about what
would happen to elevator traffic should the EDD system fail. These were all security risks KR wanted to mitigate.
The team at Sabre was approached to assist in developing the right solution for this important business need.
Solution and Outcome
After discussing what was required with the Koeppel Rosen team, Sabre proposed implementing the SabreVault
Access Control system, powered by Brivo.
With this system, property managers and building security have more control over card-keys, elevators and
visitor passes. In fact, KR was able to centralize some access control functions at their head office; allowing
them greater control of their property portfolio security.
At 902 Broadway, the SabreVault access control and EDD systems were integrated, and proximity card readers
were installed at each EDD kiosk. To allow both these systems to talk to each other, the Brivo open API was
used and the services of BraXos were sought to write the intricate code required for integration.
To manage the risk of EDD system failure, a supplementary SabreVault system was added to take over the
operation of elevator access (via proximity cards in each elevator car) should a failure occur.
At 15 other buildings in the KR portfolio, SabreVault access was employed at the main entrances and, in most
instances, passenger elevators, protecting approximately 2.3 million square feet of New York real estate.
“As a property owner, we are delighted with the SabreVault Access Control System.
We have more control over who can access and move around our portfolio of properties,
giving tenants peace of mind and checking important compliance boxes. We have used
other systems, but none of them provided the level most corporate security clients need.
Tenants are happy with the systems we have put in place. They feel secure, giving
them the freedom to work without worrying who has access to the elevators and
floors they’re leasing.” Max Koeppel, Koeppel Rosen LLC, New York