Community Management System (ABDI)

Our Exclusive relationship with ABDI, allows us to bring the industrys 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. (ABDiis 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 leader in the industry because we consistently reach our goal of exceeding the expectations of community managers, Board/committee members, security professionals and residents!

  • iCMS Guard App

    The revolutionary iCMS app combines the latest smart-device technology with ABDi’s professional experience and programming creativity. It allows gatehouse staff to more effectively handle busy visitor lanes. Pressured contractors and impatient visitors can be processed at their respective vehicles as far as 300 feet from the gatehouse, using an iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini. The device’s on-board camera can be used to take a photograph of the visitor and license plate along with documenting vehicle details. iCMS functions include multiple search criteria to display resident guest lists, speed-dial functionality (iPhone cellular or VoIP activation required) and even print passes (AirPrint or optional mobile thermal printer required). iCMS also functions with ABDI’s Call Authorization, Video Capture and Gate Control optional modules.


    Save money and manpower by automating the mundane task of answering phone calls to authorize guests or contractors. Residents leave voicemails to authorize their guests or contractors directly into CMS. No costly phone lines are required and residents never receive a busy signal.


    Save time and eliminate data entry errors by automatically populating the license plate number in the CMS entry log. Also expedites the entry process of returning guests by identifying their destination from their license plate number.


    Increase the level of security by extending access control capabilities to the community’s amenities. ABDiDentification is a highly customizable, full-featured photo ID system that integrates with CMS or as a stand-alone system. Photo IDs can be visually checked or used as an access control system credential.


    Simplify the process of issuing/selling guest passes to short-term renters. Rental companies and residents can issue electronic pass vouchers that are linked to the property directly to the renter. The number of passes can be limited based on available parking spaces. Upon arrival, the guard simply scans the voucher barcode to print a pass.


    Increase the level of service provided to club members and their guests by leveraging the access control system to annouce arrivals.


    Minimize guest lane traffic by allowing residents to pre-authorize their guests using any computer or their iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone. It integrates seamlessly with ABDi’s CMS software and allows gatehouse staff to focus on their primary task – welcoming guests into the community. is our most useful and popular add-on module.


    Improve communication by sending email, text and voice-recorded telephone message blasts to all residents, or by street or subdivision.


    Expedite the entry process by sending electronic passes from a computer or our iOS/Android smartphone apps. Residents can send FastAccess passes directly to guests. The event coordinator can send bulk electronic passes to event guests (weddings, golf tournaments, etc.).


    Raise the level of contractor and guest accountability by scanning their driver’s license, state/national ID, military ID or green card when they enter the community. The credential information including the picture is recorded in the guest entry log.


    Generate recurring revenue by selling access control devices, decals and contractor/guest passes. The POS system tracks sales, manages device inventory and creates reconciliation reports by employee, shift, day, week, month, etc. Payment methods include cash, check, credit card or billed to an account.