ABDI-CMS (Community Management System)

Our Exclusive relationship with ABDI, allows us to bring the industry’s foremost community management software to you at NO COST. The CMS allows managers to maintain their resident database and all access control for their property from anywhere in the world on one simple and integrative system.

Applications by Design, Inc. (ABDi) is a software development company that specializes in highly customizable community management and access control solutions for gated communities, condominiums, high-rise apartments and country clubs throughout the country. ABDi is the service leader in the industry due to consistently reaching the goal of exceeding the expectations of community managers, Board/committee members, security professionals and residents!



    Frequent security officer turnover is a fact of life in a gated community. This attrition, coupled with the reality that many guards have limited computer skills, can pose a major problem. ABDi’s software is extremely intuitive and easy to learn. In fact, the training time required for an entry level guard is measured in minutes, not days or even hours.


    ABDi’s software was developed by a former security guard. ABDi serves a nationwide client base of 900+ communities ranging in size from a few homes to 18,000 residents and one gate to 30 gate locations. Our staff’s average tenure with ABDi is 12 years. This broad experience allows us to anticipate and avoid potential problems to complete even the most complicated installations quickly and efficiently.


    It doesn’t matter how great a product is if it doesn’t work consistently. In a gated community, if the security software or access control system isn’t working, the security guards and community manager take the heat. ABDi’s products are optimized to ensure maximum uptime.


    Every ABDi system is engineered based on the community’s specifications. Since community wants and needs change frequently as a result of new priorities and circumstances, ABDi offers numerous useful modules that can be included in the initial system installation or added in the future.


  • The subscription provides the following benefits: Guest List

    Manage their guest information. Multiple party/event guest lists can be easily entered for the date of the event *

  • Fast Access

    Send electronic passes directly to guests via email or text

  • Contact Information

    Update their email addresses & telephone numbers

  • Guest Arrival Notification

    Elect to receive automatic arrival notifications via email, text message and/or push notifications when their guests are checked in

  • Entry Records

    View a report on who has been granted access to their property. The report can be filtered to show the specific information desired *

  • Vacation Notification

    Notify security of when they are out of town

  • Pet Information

    Register their pets including uploading pictures

  • Resident Directory

    Select information that their neighbors can view

  • Login Information

    Change their username and password

  • Mass Notification System

    Receive email, text or telephone (voice recorded) messages from the community manager (additional per message charges apply)

  • Overview

    View community news, telephone directory and document library (financial reports, community rules/regulations, emergency preparedness, etc.)

  • Read Only

    View occupants and vehicles registered with the community

  • Help

    Each screen includes a Help Button for instructions on using the system.