Quickpass offers access control and security services to communities and properties around the southwest. Their flagship application includes a robust visitor check-in process that includes an operated security post, visitor announcements, access schedules, and resident facing web portal. Quickpass was interested in creating a proprietary IoT (Internet of Things) device to control access gates, doors, and entries. They also wanted to create a mobile application for residents, visitors, and service providers, as well as address multiple architecture and application scaling issues. The existing Quickpass 1.0 was developed in 2003 using ASP.NET, and webforms using VB.NET – it needed a complete technology update. Cost and schedule were items of greatest concern. Quickpass requested effort and timeline estimates before the commencement of the development so that they could prioritize their goals and make the best decision for them.
The objective of the engagement was multi-faceted. Quickpass leadership needed to understand the depth of effort to develop a mobile app, create a light-weight version of the Quickpass suite, create an IoT device to control entries, and create a cloud service to integrate all the data associated with the business processes. We also needed to assess the fitness of the existing code base, address an aggressive delivery schedule, and identify and share technical strategies to make sure Quickpass would become a leader in the security industry.