Smart Intercom Provides Remote Door Access

The high-tech amenity from ButterflyMX features a touchscreen design and links to a community's property management system.
Smart intercom. Image courtesy of ButterflyMX

ButterflyMX offers a smart intercom that provides secure and convenient access to a residence from a smartphone. The device is available in 7-, 11.6- and 21-inch surface or recessed versions and features an intuitive touchscreen design with a polycarbonate glass and weatherized casing.

The device allows residents to open and manage doors remotely and see and talk to visitors or guests with live video. Virtual keys and entry PINs can be issued for house cleaners, dog walkers and other service providers that need to access the home when the resident is away.

The high-tech amenity provides a way for multifamily developers and owners to differentiate their properties while reducing installation costs by eliminating building wiring and in-unit hardware. The smart intercom is easy to retrofit, requiring only three wires for internet, power and doorstrike. Property managers can manage resident permissions from a web-based admin panel, review time- and date-stamped photos of all door entries and assign unique delivery PINs to manage package deliveries. The device also connects to the property management system for automatic tenant directory updates.