For building owners and landlords, improving tenant experience and safety is of the utmost importance in a highly competitive marketplace.
Now a new facial recognition, AI-powered, touchscreen smart video door system offers building occupants frictionless entry – enhancing tenant experience, improving security and saving costs to building owners and developers.
MVI Systems, which recently launched a new product line called KeyCom and a suite of related services for multifamily residential buildings announced the launch of its pilot project with ABJ Realty, Archrock Management, NY Realty, Coltown Properties and others in New York and New Jersey.
“We’re thrilled to partner with industry-leading management companies and to have received positive feedback from both property managers and residents,” said Samuel Taub, founder & CEO at MVI Systems.
The video door entry system, which will be available in January, uses a touchscreen monitor and a smartphone app to enable residents to interact with guests and visitors with keyless Bluetooth entry and digital keys creating a frictionless occupant experience and while offering a more secure means for accessing properties.
The Bluetooth entry technology is unlike other video door systems and recognizes residents as they approach the system based on proximity, enabling them to enter the building automatically in a matter of seconds.
Through its smartphone app, which is compatible with any mobile Android/iOS app, and facial recognition technology, the system enables residents to unlock doors from anywhere in the world and video chat with visitors remotely while monitoring the entry and exit of guests when away.
Residents can manage their visitors and packages from anywhere, while property managers can communicate with residents and gain visibility into building activity in real time.
Unlike existing intercoms systems which require either code entry of fobs, the new solution offers hand-free entry making it easier to enter when carrying groceries and other items.
The product’s deployment cost is significantly lower than other multi-family intercom systems and sold through low voltage dealers. Installation requires low voltage power and internet access via an Ethernet or cellular connection.
The hardware is priced competitively to other video intercoms. MVI charges a software subscription fee that varies depending upon the amenities.
Facial recognition aids property managers to verify occupant identity
Managing the security and verifying the identity of occupants when keys are lost or during apartment lockouts is a persistent problem for property management companies.
The company’s facial recognition technology can efficiently verify identity through its video systems alleviating the need to make fobs or key available at odd hours saving building owners high labor costs while improving security.
The solution also provides building managers with a seamless way of managing and verifying service and maintenance calls while tenants are away through a management portal enables property managers to communicate with residents through the mobile app or via the touchscreen system.
A primary pain point for building occupants continues to be ensuring the secure delivery of packages to their homes so much so that dealing with lost and misplaced packages are among the top five complaints from occupants in residing in multi-unit apartment and condo buildings.
The company soon plans to offer locked package units for multi-unit buildings that not only verify that the package is delivered to the correct owner but that it is locked away in a secure unit until it is retrieved.