Residents love the ButterflyMX video intercom because it allows them to open the door without using annoying keys or fobs. Have you ever walked home carrying three bags of groceries and then tried to reach for your keys? It’s less than ideal. Instead, residents can use something they already have in their hands – a smartphone.

But now, we’ve gone one step further – you can open the door using the ButterflyMX app on your Apple Watch. And – if your Apple Watch has cellular, you can even go for a jog and leave your phone behind. We go through the steps of how it works below.

 

Prerequisites

 

How to Open the door from an Apple Watch

  1. Add the ButterflyMX app to your Apple Watch
  2. Open the ButterflyMX app on your Apple Watch
  3. Push ‘Press to open’
  4. Open the door or gate

 

Step 1: Add the ButterflyMX app to your Apple Watch

Follow these steps to add the ButterflyMX app to your Apple Watch:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone
  2. Scroll down to where it says ‘Available Apps’
  3. Look for ButterflyMX and hit ‘Install’
  4. Wait for it to finish installing. When complete, it will appear in the ‘Installed on Apple Watch’ section

 

Step 2: Open the ButterflyMX app

Open the ButterflyMX app on the home screen of your Apple Watch (see ButterflyMX icon below).

Open the Apple Watch app to open the door or gate from your Apple Watch

Step 3: Push “press to open”

Push “press to open”.

Push 'Press to Open' on your Apple Watch

Step 4: Open the door or gate

Open the door/gate.

Open the door or gate from your Apple Watch

When the door has been successfully released, you will see “opened” with a checkmark as shown above. Once you see that message, the door/gate will be released for five seconds and you or your guest can enter the property.

 

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Author

Meredith Murray

My passion lies at the intersection of real estate & technology. Brooklynite always.

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