Kissimmee, Fla. (May 19, 2022) Often, one of the most difficult aspects of bringing a product to market is getting the government approvals needed. This month, Celebration-based BRISA America received a critical clearance from the Federal Communication Commission for its wireless smart lock system – EzyLock.
“This certification validates that EzyLock is a high-quality product, a very professional system designed for the hospitality industry”, says Paulo Toledo, founder/CEO, BRISA America Corp. “The rigorous compliance testing and the technical requirements needed to comply with the FCC’s rules for certification approvals are hard to get and is a demanding process.”
It doesn’t seem to be a natural path for a smart-lock door system to need to have the approval of an agency widely known for oversight of television and radio broadcasts. However, as BRISA’s locks are controlled remotely, using 4G technology like cell phones, the system is classified as a “digital transmission system” by the FCC.
The approval process started with the basic engineering at the beginning of bringing the concept to life. Everything has been designed and implemented with the FCC approval in mind.
In January, BRISA hired an FCC accredited California firm to run all the specific tests required by the FCC. That company submitted all the results in March and the FCC provided final certification May 3. The company’s first shipment of smart locks arrived last week.
“This is a milestone event for us and is also an opportunity to really showcase why EzyLock is going to be essential for property managers of short-term rentals,” Toledo says.
BRISA was founded in Brazil in 1988, expanding into the United States through the UCF Business Incubator’s Soft-Landing Program in 2017. The company serves clients in the United States, Latin America and Europe, including brands like LG Electronics, Epson, Ericson and Lexmark.
Since moving its operations to Kissimmee, the company has focused its technology development on front desk automation, particularly for hotels and vacation homes using some of the most advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, Internet of Things, and image processing.
This technology has been used in hotels like SPOT-X (Red Roof) and in company’s like VHC Vacation Homes Collection, located in Central Florida.
EzyLock is yet another extension of these types of products. By using the BRISA system, property managers of short-term rentals, like AirBNB or condos, can program new codes from their office computer and remotely monitor the locks, avoiding guests being blocked outside the properties, or batteries going off without notice. In addition, they can monitor usage to confirm check in and check out for renters.
“Our company is highly focused on using technology to automate how properties engage with their customers in the hospitality industry,” Toledo says. “This is another step to develop a fully-integrated cache of products in this area our company is focused on developing and bringing to market.”
For more information, please contact the following:
BRISA America Corp: Michelle Nascimento, 407-557-2055, michelle.nascimento@BRISAusa.com
BRISA America Corp is a solid IT Services organization with more than 30 years of existence, based in Orlando, Florida dedicated to supporting companies and governments in achieving their goals through information technology and telecommunications. We have been serving clients in the US, Latin America, and Europe. Some prominent companies availing our services include LG Electronics, Epson, Ericson, Lexmark, Flextronics, etc. BRISA has been investing in some of the most advanced technologies like AI (Artificial Intelligence), RPA (Robotic Process Automation), IoT (Internet of Things), and Image Processing. To learn more about BRISA, visit www.BRISAusa.com.
About the UCF Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.
With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2017/2018 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 6,725 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned more than $12.00 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. In addition, for every $1.00 of public investment the firms also produced $118 of additional regional GDP and $226 of regional sales. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu