As we continue living in a world where the threat of COVID-19 is omnipresent, the concept of Touchless Entry for apartment buildings and commercial spaces has gone from nice to have to need to have.

At ButterflyMX, we’ve been intensely focused on how to use our Smart Intercom at the front of the building to enable hands-free entry without requiring an investment in new infrastructure. We’re excited to announce that we’ve engineered a Touchless Entry solution that allows tenants and visitors to get into the building by only using their smartphone.

Our Touchless Entry solution takes advantage of your existing infrastructure, so it’s easy and quick to implement.

And even when COVID is just a distant memory, the benefits of implementing this solution at your building will still exist. When your hands are full of groceries, your kids, or a furry friend — you and your visitors will never again have to fuss with manually opening the door.

 

How to implement Touchless Entry at your building:

 

Step 1:

Check to see if your building has an automatic door operator.

Many buildings, especially those built in the last 15 years, already have them. One possible indicator is if you see a Request to Exit button at the front entrance. These are normally used to provide handicapped door entry.

 

Step 2:

ButterflyMX Touchless Entry Wiring

Touchless Wiring through Access Control

Wire our smart intercom to your automatic door operator.

To do this, you can wire directly to the door operator at the front entrance. Or, if your building has an access control system, you can change the wiring where your access control headend is located.

Ask your building’s security system vendor or contact us for advice on how to do this wiring.

 

Step 3:

Download our mobile app on iOS or Android and/or install our front desk station.

Once you’ve wired our intercom in step 2, your residents and building staff need to download our mobile app or install our front desk station.

Once your residents download our mobile app and register for ButterflyMX, they can use their smartphone to automatically trigger the door without touching anything. Our mobile app offers a few options to accomplish this, including Swipe-to-Open, Apple Watch, and Siri to open the door.

What’s more, if you install our front desk station, your building staff can also trigger the door to automatically open the door (even if they’re working remotely or adhering to strict social distancing guidelines).

 

Review our Touchless Entry guide 

 

We are always looking for new ways to help our customers improve their properties, and we are certain that Touchless Entry is the future of building access.

By using ButterflyMX in conjunction with an automatic door operator, you can easily create a seamless and hygienic experience that will not only be greatly valued by tenants and staff, but also for prospective residents and tenants who are touring the building for the first time.

Cyrus Claffey

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Cyrus Claffey

Cryus is the Founder of ButterflyMX. When not in our New York City office, he spends his time in Brooklyn.