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Property access enters its next phase with a breakthrough in mobile-based access control.

In 2015, ButterflyMX introduced the world’s first smart video intercom, transforming mobile-based access control. Since then, ButterflyMX has added an access control system, package room, elevator controls, and vehicle access system. These products serve more than 10,000 buildings and 1,000,000 apartment units — including those developed, owned, and managed by the most trusted names in multifamily and commercial real estate.

Today, we’re proud to announce our next-generation 8” and 12” video intercoms. These new intercoms build on nearly a decade of success in multifamily and commercial real estate. Further, they transform the property access experience for your residents, staff, guests, and service providers — all while setting a new design standard for access control products. Read on to learn more about the design, features, and property-wide access control experience of our next-generation intercoms.

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Our next-generation intercoms are designed to enhance the curb appeal of any property. The sleek and modern design features curved edges, ultra-bright LED screens, and a welcoming & intuitive interface that instantly captures the attention of your property staff, residents, and visitors. But don’t let the new intercom’s elegant design fool you; they’re able to withstand the harshest conditions thanks to hardened aluminum housing and weatherized casing.

By combining world-class design with powerful features, these next-generation intercoms boost your property value by reducing operating costs, increasing revenue, and improving resident satisfaction.


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After nearly a decade of innovating access control in real estate — we’ve released the newest iteration of our award-winning video intercom system. These new intercoms are engineered with the latest in cutting-edge technology. But what specifically makes our new intercoms a leap forward from its predecessors?

The new video intercoms feature:


Built-in WiFi for easy installation

The newest iteration of our smart video intercoms feature built-in WiFi. So, any internet-related installation and connectivity challenges are eliminated. By opting for our new intercoms with 5GHz WiFi, properties with difficult installations can easily install this modern access control solution — without the added cost of running cabling.


Wide-angle camera for enhanced security

Our new intercoms have a wide-angle camera with a 156º field-of-view that captures all activity at your property’s front door, gate, or garage. So, no matter if a visitor is standing out of view or someone suspicious is intentionally avoiding the camera, you have a crystal clear video of your visitor before providing property access.

Like all of our access control products, our new video intercoms store photos of all entry events in a date- and time-stamped audit log available through the ButterflyMX OS. So, your property staff and residents can view a history of all property events from the last 365 days.


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RFID for fob and keycard access

ButterflyMX’s mission is to make property access simple. But smartphones aren’t a foolproof solution — imagine a tenant’s phone is misplaced or the battery dies. That’s why the next-generation ButterflyMX intercoms employ RFID (radio frequency identification).

By designing our new intercoms to have RFID technology in the device, our intercom systems support key cards and fobs as an additional credential option. So, your tenants can gain access with key cards, fobs, mobile phones, and PIN codes, rather than a single credential.


Cast aluminum for improved durability

Like our previous models, our new intercoms are IP65 outdoor-rated to withstand rain, snow, dust, and cleaning agents. The newest design is vandal-resistant and can withstand temperatures between -40ºF to +140 ºF (-40ºC to +60 ºC) thanks to its hardened aluminum housing and weatherized casing.


Ultra bright LED display for visibility day or night

Our new intercom systems have an astonishing 1,500 nits of brightness, making for a head-turning experience at your property’s entryway that’s hard to miss. And once users approach the video intercom, the intuitive touchscreen and user interface make it easy for them to request property access and be on their way.


Backward compatibility for fast upgrades

Existing ButterflyMX customers can easily upgrade their current intercom system while keeping the existing wiring. So, all of our 10,000-plus customers can easily upgrade to the new intercom without running new cables or dealing with complicated wiring. Further, because the installation is so quick and easy, your property operations won’t be disturbed during the installation process.


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Our next-generation systems are more than just intercoms — they’re the first step in transforming the property access experience at your building. These intercoms pair perfectly with the entire ecosystem of ButterflyMX access control products, so your staff, residents, and visitors can easily & securely access the spaces they live, work, and visit.

The ecosystem of ButterflyMX property-wide access control products include our:

  • Access control system
  • Package room
  • Key locker
  • Keypad & mullion readers
  • Vehicle access control
  • Elevator controls
  • Self-guided tours
  • Front desk station
  • Smart lock integrations


By investing in ButterflyMX, you’re investing in the future of property access. In fact, you’re taking the first step in reducing your property’s expenses, improving revenue, and boosting tenant satisfaction. As a result, you’ll see higher property values and increased net operating incomes.

ButterflyMX is already installed at more than 10,000 properties, including those developed, owned, and managed by the most trusted names in multifamily and commercial real estate — now it’s your turn to make property access simple at your building.

To learn more or to get a quote for your property, call (800) 398-4416.


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