Luxury Brand Partners

Luxury Brand Partners

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Main benefit of Kisi?

All doors are locked all the time, allowing easy monitoring of user activity.

Future plan with Kisi?

Expanding to another building and leveraging the time sharing option of Kisi!

THE STORY

We got in touch with Michael Schiavinato, IT Director at Luxury Brand Partners who recently adopted Kisi there. Michael is going to introduce the benefits that Kisi brought to them, and how has Kisi helped with their transition process in regards to access control.

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‍Michael’s IT setup with Kisi controller in the back

About Luxury Brand Partners

Luxury Brand Partners is a US company that develops and nurtures beauty brands that are artist-driven. The team has profound experience in consumer market, beauty products and brand development. Established since 2012, the company quickly grows with headquarters in Miami and further offices in New York City. With a dedicated focus on innovation and creativity, Luxury Brand Partners has successfully nurtured many brands: BECCA, IGK, V76, Oribe, to just name a few.

About Michael

Michael runs Luxury Brand Partner Holding’s IT department and supervises the IT of their owned brands as well. For door security he uses Kisi and he was behind the Kisi set up from an infrastructure perspective, then handed over user creation and de-activation to HR.

A Kisi user
‍A Kisi user at Luxury Brand Partners

Kisi: Michael, describe the situation at LBP for us

Michael: Luxury Brand Partners Headquarters is located in a seven floor building and we occupy six floors of them - Blue Bottle Coffee is occupying the 1st floor which is a retail floor. Some of our owned brands are located on the third and fourth floor which we can now flexibly manage through the Kisi system.

HQ Miami
‍Luxury Brand Partners Headquarter in Miami

Kisi: What would you say is the main benefit of Kisi?

Michael: All doors are locked all the time, this allows them to monitor user activity day in day out and  separate users per floor and level.

Kisi: How did you evaluate the technologies out there?

Michael: When I first shopped around for cloud control, off-site control, easier management and analytics, it was a bit of a battle to pull away from people’s old-school thinking from the 90s. I found the cloud based model very efficient as long as the IT is resilient enough. Before you needed another server on site to manage. By pushing to the cloud, all responsibility is off of me and I’m relieved of that duty. I’ve explained: We can get one of those legacy systems but we have to manage more hardware, maintain those systems, and on top of that manage the licenses. When going the legacy route, I would have to put more resources into managing the software and the hardware which ultimately would have led to the path of hiring more IT resources which we managed to avoid with the Kisi cloud-based model.

common spaces
‍Access to the common spaces is now secured for authorized personnel only

Kisi: How is Kisi’s mindset is helping

Michael: Kisi is limiting the use of hardware as much as possible which makes it very attractive for me as lean IT team. The more things we can remove, the faster and leaner we can run. I also like the API functionality because it keeps the options open for future customization for e.g. more analytics.

Also I really liked the PoE feature of the readers to get rid of the power supplies, plugs in directly in the PoE switch. He uses the Ubiquity switches - on each floor he uses an industrial battery for the PoE switch as backup which would last 20mins. If there is any flicker in power, the system doesn’t even see the power failure and the system doesn’t have to reboot. Being in Miami with storm power outage situations, this has been a great use-case.

Enabling future growth

We are planning to expand to another building and maybe will leverage the time sharing option of Kisi since we’ll lease out one of the floors and we’d like a 3rd party to monitor that as well.

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