PointCentral announced the launch of Connected Retro and a new integration with ButterflyMX to give property managers more choice in smart intercom solutions controlled through the PointCentral mobile app. Connected Retro is a unique solution that seamlessly upgrades an existing telephone-based intercom system into a connected intercom without adding or replacing hardware.
Property managers can retrofit their existing system in minutes and have access to entry history and smart key usage for up to a year, unlike traditional intercoms. Combined with the full suite of smart rental solutions offered by PointCentral, property staff can offer a comprehensive curb-to-couch experience that helps increase tenant satisfaction while also improving operational efficiencies and asset protection.
Smart apartment features
Smart apartment features like connected intercoms play a critical role in tenant, staff and visitor safety"
“The acquisition of Doorport paved the way for our Connected Retro solution to come to life and provide property managers, residents and their guests with convenient and secure access,” said Sean Miller, President of PointCentral. “Smart apartment features like connected intercoms play an increasingly critical role in tenant, property staff and visitor safety, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic."
"Our new retrofit solution and integration with ButterflyMX give users a modern front door experience for safer interactions through one central app.”
Scheduled smart keys
Once a Connected Retro system is installed, residents can create scheduled smart keys for guests and delivery personnel and delete the keys at any time directly from the PointCentral app. Other resident benefits of the Connected Retro smart intercom include:
- Entry instructions with unit number and smart key code sent over email
- Email notifications when the smart key is used to access the resident's unit
- View history of smart key usage in the app for up to 60 days - details include name, associated smart key, and date/time stamp
Smart intercom solutions
PointCentral's integration with the popular ButterflyMX intercom adds control of the most common resident actions to the PointCentral app. Residents can receive video calls, communicate with visitors, and buzz open the front door without switching between multiple apps.
The management of both smart intercom solutions through one provider increases PointCentral’s versatility and solidifies its position as the only company in the rental property market capable of meeting the growing demand for the technology. Property managers that want the Connected Retro solution for their multifamily property can contact their PointCentral representative for information on the service packages available.