Brivo

 

The following steps will help you set up OfficeRnD and Brivo integration.

Procedure

1. Go to the ‘Settings’ tab, click on ‘Integrations’ (left-hand side of the panel) and look for ‘Brivo’.

2. If it's not on the list, then it needs to be Activated. To do that, first contact Brivo support and asked them for an API key (you can mention it's for OfficeRnD, they know what we need).

3. Once you have the API Key, email RnD Support, give us the key and we'll activate Brivo for you.

4.Go to Settings>Integrations and find the Brivo one (this time it should be there). You should see the "Connect" button next to it. Click it and enter your Brivo credentials.

5. After you're done with 'Connect' (log in with your Brivo Administrator ID and password), you'll see a "Configure" button under the integration.

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6. This window presents you with five tabs each one allowing you to map different OfficeRnD entities to Groups in Brivo. Each different entity mapping serves a certain purpose.

 

Plans

The first tab allows you to map a Plan (you can manage plans by going to Billing -> Plans) in OfficeRnD to a security group in Brivo. Once you create such mapping you are basically telling OfficeRnD: "Every time someone is assigned a membership with this plan give him access to the following security groups". Access will be automatically granted or revoked depending on when a membership starts or ends. Plan mappings are most often used with the so-called "Hot desk" plans to grant members access to a common area where those desks reside, however, smaller spaces use them to map "Dedicated desk" plans as well.

Note: If the membership does not have member assigned, access will be granted to the whole team.

 

Locations

The second tab lets you map locations (you can manage locations by going to Space -> Locations) to Brivo groups. Locations mappings work a lot like floors mappings. Whenever you assign a membership to a desk in a mapped location the member will get access to the security groups mapped.

Example: Let's say that there's a location called London and it's mapped to "General building access group". This means that if we go and assign a membership belonging to Joe to a desk on any floor in "London" we will grant Joe access to "General building access group" in Brivo.

Note: If the membership does not have a member assigned, access will be granted for the whole team.

 

Floors

The third tab allows you to map floors (you can manage floors by going to Space -> Locations) to security groups. Mappings here works like this: assigning a membership to a desk on a certain floor will grant access to all mapped groups. To make things more clear here is an example.

Example: Let's say that there's a floor called Floor 1 in a location called London and the floor is mapped to "First floor access group". This means that if we go and assign a membership belonging to Joe to a desk on "Floor 1" in "London" we will grant Joe access to "First floor access group" in Brivo.

Note: If the membership does not have member assigned, access will be granted to the whole team.

 

Offices

The fourth tab allows you to map Offices (you can manage private offices by going to Space -> Private Offices) to Brivo groups. 
The way the mapping works is that if you assign a specific private office via membership to a member/company they will be added to the access group that you've defined in the mapping.

 

Bookable Resources

The fifth tab allows you to map Meeting rooms (you can manage meeting rooms by going to Space -> Meeting Rooms) to Brivo groups. Settings here take effect whenever someone creates a booking for a mapped meeting room. Example: John books a meeting room through OfficeRnD Members portal or an admin creates a booking on behalf of John through the Admin portal (by going to "Calendar" view and clicking on an empty slot) for the "Elephant" meeting room. When the time of the booking approaches John is granted access to the security groups mapped to that room. When the booking is over the access for John is revoked.

Note: Inviting a guest to a booking will grant them door access, based on the meeting room mappings that you have in your door access integration. Click on the links to learn how to add visitors as an admin or in the members portal.

Day Passes

The sixth tab allows you to indicate what access users with day passes will get (you can configure day passes by going to Billing -> Plans -> Add plan -> Portal). Every member or team that have day passes will get access to the security groups mapped in this tab. The access is revoked once all day passes are used up or when their validity ends.

 

API Key

The seventh tab is where you store your API key. As mentioned before in the article - this is initially entered when you add the integration to your organization.
If there are any changes to the API key for some reason, i.e you're switching from one account to another you can change the key here.

 

Onair Passes

The last tab is where you can manage how Brivo onair passes are assigned. You can find more information on how this functionality works in the article created by Brivo here.
The only option which you can enable here is responsible for the automatic assignment of onair passes to members in OfficeRND.

Note: In order for this functionality to work, please make sure that you've enabled this in your Brivo account first. For more information on the topic, please contact your Brivo rep. 

5. After clicking ‘Done’ you are all set up to start using OfficeRnD and Brivo together. All the different configuration options above give you great control over who has access to where. This means you don’t have to worry about adding or removing people manually from a Brivo group anymore, OfficeRnD will do that for you!

Providing access to members that are not present in OfficeRnD

Sometimes you want to provide access to members that are not in your OfficeRnD organisation. That would probably be cleaners, important guests and so on. If you add those people to some of the groups managed by OfficeRnD they will get removed right away (as described above). That's why we recommend creating a new group (without a prefix) that grants the appropriate permissions and adding the member there. As this group will not be included in the configuration of the integration in OfficeRnD (Settings/Integrations/Brivo) access for this member won't be revoked.

Important: OfficeRnD does not delete any member accounts in Brivo - we do revoke their access once their membership ends or they no longer have any day passes left, but the account of the customer does not get removed in Brivo

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