A blog about property technology to help you develop, own, and manage a smarter building.
We have recently rolled out a major update to our elevator control system (ECS), which allows the Butterfly system to assign zones to elevators. This allows for selective control of different elevators within a building. Please note that you can still wire in parallel...read more
1. Access control When it comes to designing a smart building, it starts with the front door. A smart building consistently denies access to certain people while seamlessly allowing access to others. Intelligent access control requires a modern system, one that offers...read more
It used to be that owning and managing a property simply meant washing the windows, tending to the facade, and keeping the lobby clean. Not anymore— with new real estate technology, you can now do more with your property than ever before. New devices make it possible...read more
Living in a multi-family building can pose a security risk for residents: various people enter it every day and residents, property managers, and owners likely don’t know who those people are. We all want to live in a place where we feel safe; security issues can be a...read more
Why your No. 1 priority should be to keep renters in your building— and 6 simple ways to ensure that you do As of the second half of 2018, the United States was officially in a so-called “renter’s market” for the first time in more than eight years, according to...read more
Inductive kickback voltage, diodes/resistors, and wiring a ButterflyMX Smart Intercom directly to an electric lock While it is always best to run an 18 or 22 AWG line from one of the Butterfly’s dry contact relays back to your access control system for rex,...read more