VIZpin Announces the Launch of Entegrity Smart Video Intercom
The Entegrity Smart Video Intercom lets you easily and affordably upgrade every door or gate on your property to a visitor management system by using the Entegrity Smart Intercom app. Now tenants can let their visitors, contractors and delivery people into gates, buildings, package rooms, even their individual units.
Traditional video intercom systems require expensive panels, networks and wiring at each door. They can also be difficult to manage and update. The Entegrity Smart Video Intercom works with any Entegrity Smart device including Smart Locks, Door/Gate Controllers and Solar Kits. When you grant or revoke access, your Entegrity Smart Video Intercom is automatically updated so you don’t have to manage separate systems.
Here is how it works: Visitors download the free Entegrity Smart Intercom app. When they are at the door or gate, they video-call the tenant who can let them in with a push of a button. Anytime, from anywhere. There are no codes to enter, or PIN numbers that can be shared. It also keeps a record of who let them in and when.
According to Paul Bodell, President and CEO of VIZpin, “Tenants and property managers often need to let visitors into more than just the front gate. A contractor or caregiver may need to get into individual buildings and units. Putting an intercom system on every door would be prohibitively expensive. Without it, someone has to go let them in which takes a lot of time…until now. The Entegrity Smart Video Intercom is an affordable solution for the entire property and doesn’t need additional wiring or hardware, it is a game changer.”
Entegrity Smart Video Intercom is available for FREE on one smart device until October 31st. Customers can visit https://entegritysmart.com/video-intercom-trial/ to submit a request.
VIZpin Announces New Director of Product Development
VIZpin, designer and manufacturer of the Entegrity Smart brand of smartphone-based, Bluetooth-enabled access and visitor management systems, recently announced the addition of Nuno Gomes in the role of Director of Product Development.
Portugal-based Gomes will be responsible for managing VIZpin’s global development team and executing VIZpin’s product strategy. He will also develop and manage VIZpin’s API/SDK Developer program and the associated partner relationships.
Before joining VIZpin, Gomes was the senior manager and head of OutSystems CoE for NTT DATA Portugal, one of the largest integrated control technology (ICT) companies in the world.
“We’re excited to have Nuno join our team,” comments VIZpin President and CEO Paul Bodell. “He has the background and experience to lead our development team and work with all of our partners, and will be an integral part of growing our smart property systems.”
VIZpin also announced that Rui Barreira has transitioned from Vice President of Technology to an advisory role for the company where he will continue to provide strategic direction for product development as well as focused efforts in the expansion VIZpin’s patent portfolio.
VIZpin Smart Property Systems Introduces a New Residential Fraud Alert Service
The rapid growth of multifamily properties as well as vacation rentals has introduced a new set of problems – residents sharing their credentials for profit. Illegal Residents who are not on the lease, whether full time or vacation rentals present a serious liability and security risk.
Access control systems in general can help prevent non-authorized people from being on a property however, they depend on the residents to adhere to policies such as not sharing PIN numbers, not sharing cards or not providing others with your login information. When a resident is complicit with the fraud, most access control systems don’t work.
Keypads are completely ineffective as the complicit resident will simply share the PIN number. The same holds true for cards and FOBs which can be easily cloned or left for the illegal resident. Most smart locks rely solely on a user name and password for security. If those credentials are shared, multiple people can have the same keys to the same doors at the same time.
VIZpin Smartkeys were designed so they only work on one phone at a time. If you transfer a key to a new phone, it stops working on the previous one. This feature allows residents to get a new phone and securely transfer their Smartkeys to the new phone without having to re-register with property management.
Although it is enormously inconvenient for an unethical residents to constantly transfer their Smartkeys back and forth between illegal residents, it can happen which is why VIZpin introduced Resident Fraud Alert.
Resident Fraud Alert monitors how often a Smartkey is transferred between the phones and when it happens too often, the property manager receives and alert so they can take action.
“Multifamily and other markets are changing quickly.” offered Paul Bodell, President and CEO of VIZpin, “people are finding new ways of working around old systems, so we are constantly working with clients to provide services and alerts that help them improve security and operations”
VIZpin Smart Property Systems Announces New Director of Sales
VIZpin, manufacturer of Entegrity Smart Property Systems, is pleased to announce the addition of Leana Wolters as Director of Sales, based in Orlando, Florida. With over 25 years of multifamily experience, Wolters brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this new role at VIZpin.
“We are very excited welcome Leana to VIZpin” said Paul Bodell, President and CEO. “Her vast and relevant experience, leadership capabilities and success in the multifamily market make her the ideal choice to grow our brand and market presence.”
“I’m looking forward to this new opportunity and continuing VIZpin’s success in the multifamily sector,” Wolters said. “It’s exciting to be able to offer a solution that will increase property value with the latest smart technology.”
Prior to joining VIZpin, Wolters most recently managed the advertising and digital marketing solutions team at RentPath and had prior experience with operations of multifamily communities for several nationally recognized property management companies.
VIZpin Announces Integration with Gym Assistant for Fitness Club Management
Paul Bodell, VIZpin President and CEO explained, “Fitness clubs are one of our fastest growing segments. Members prefer Smartkeys to cards or FOBs because it is one less thing to carry. Owners like Smartkeys because they are easier, more affordable and can’t be shared. The only problem was managing two systems and our integration with Gym Assistant solves this.”
Jon Harlan, President and CEO of Bio-Logic Inc, developer of Gym Assistant software, added, “Our goal is to continually simplify how you manage members. Being able to offer a seamless experience that includes access control is yet another way we stand out from the other solutions.”
At VIZpin we have developed and patented a data platform that uses encrypted asynchronous communications to manage data and control of remote devices and sensors over Bluetooth. Our OEM integration tools include hardware reference designs and libraries, Android and iOS SDKs and cloud APIs. The hardware libraries make it easy for hardware OEMs to transform any device to an IoT device without the cost and complexity of a data or cellular network. The SDKs and APIs enable management software and app developers to add access, control, and remote data management as a feature. We also manufacture the Entegrity Smart™ Lock and VP Series Bluetooth Controllers which provide a secure, convenient and affordable alternative to traditional access control card readers and panels. VIZpin started in 2016. It is privately held and based in Lancaster, PA.
About Gym Assistant
Bio-Logic, Inc. a privately held corporation headquartered in Alameda, CA is the publisher of Gym Assistant software. Jon Harlan, founder and President of Bio-Logic, Inc. started the software company in 1989. Gym Assistant software is a membership management software designed for Gyms, Health Clubs, Fitness, Recreation, Swim, Training and Wellness Centers, Boxing & MMA Academies plus more. See at-a-glance, member’s registration details, payment status, & attendance. Run a variety of membership & revenue reports. Member Check-in and 24-hour Access Control. Integrated POS software & equipment. With Gym Assistant’s intuitive
VIZpin SMART updates November 2021
- NEW ButterflyMX plug-in (VIDEO)
- NEW Notes option for user registration (VIDEO)
- Performance improvements for faster unlocks
- Improved messaging throughout the app
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VIZpin Enhances the Certified Installer Program
Certified Partners purchase products and services directly from VIZpin, install them, provide post-sales support and invoice customers directly for the ongoing cloud services. Many locksmiths, system integrators and low voltage contractors who are expert at installing systems have limited sales, post sales and billing resources. Recognizing this, VIZpin created a program in 2018 that would let these companies profit from simply installing VIZpin systems and the associated access control hardware.
With the Certified Installer Program, VIZpin will help close deals in the territory through on-line demonstrations and direct sales support. Once the sale is complete, VIZpin will set up the customer account, train them and provide a fully configured system to the Certified Installer. The Certified Installer invoices the customer directly for installation labor, cabling and peripheral equipment like electric locks and power supplies. Newly added to the program is once the system is approved by the customer, VIZpin will send the Certified Installer a check for each Entegrity Smart Lock or Bluetooth Door Controller installed.
There are no start-up fees to become a Certified Installer. They simply must maintain the necessary licenses and insurances to install electric locks and low voltage systems in the areas they serve and complete the VIZpin on-line training at least once per year.
“We have a lot of great Certified Partners making money selling and installing VIZpin and have found an equally large group of companies that want to focus on selling and installing hardware” offered Paul Bodell, President and CEO of VIZpin. “This program lets them make money from the installation without having to deal with sales, support and billing for services,” he adds. “It is also a great way to test-drive VIZpin, once they discover how easy VIZpin is to install and support, many decide to upgrade to a Certified Partner.”
VIZpin Announces Integration with ButterflyMX
VIZpin can unlock any door or gate when there is no data, wifi or internet connection. Its low installation and maintenance costs have led to rapid adoption with multifamily and multi-tenant commercial properties. These markets also require the ability to sometimes remotely grant access which was not a feature VIZpin had previously offered.
The integration with ButterflyMX solves this problem. Now anyone who is registered with ButterflyMX can control those devices through the VIZpin SMART app. This allows VIZpin SMART app users to see who is at any ButterflyMX door using a video call and let them in. The VIZpin SMART app can also be used to open vehicle gates, amenity doors, apartments and offices.
“Our customers love VIZpin because it is easy and affordable, however we had no way to buzz someone in” said Paul Bodell, President and CEO of VIZpin. “Our partnership with ButterflyMX solves that problem and we are happy to have this as the first ever VIZpin SMART plugin”
Aaron Rudenstine, CEO of ButterflyMX adds, “we are very excited to provide our customers with more access control options through companies like VIZpin. Partnerships like this offer an easy solution to life’s everyday access problems.”
At VIZpin we have developed and patented a data platform that uses encrypted asynchronous communications to manage data and control of remote devices and sensors over Bluetooth. Our OEM integration tools include hardware reference designs and libraries, Android and iOS SDKs and cloud APIs. The hardware libraries make it easy for hardware OEMs to transform any device to an IoT device without the cost and complexity of a data or cellular network. The SDKs and APIs enable management software and app developers to add access, control, and remote data management as a feature. We also manufacture the Entegrity Smart Lock and VP Series Bluetooth Controllers which provide a secure, convenient and affordable alternative to traditional access control card readers and panels. VIZpin started in 2016. It is privately held and based in Lancaster, PA.
ButterflyMX is your complete property access solution, providing a secure, convenient, and cost-effective way to manage and grant access on the go. Empower your tenants to open doors, gates, and elevators with a smartphone and ensure they never miss a visitor or delivery. Enjoy easy installation and cut costs by eliminating building wiring and in-unit hardware, and save time by integrating with popular access control and property management systems. Join the 6,000+ multifamily, commercial, gated community, and student housing properties that have made access simple with ButterflyMX. Learn more at www.butterflymx.com
New Features Available for VIZpin Customers
- Notes Section for Users: Managers can now add a 16-character note for each user associated with their account. Examples include adding an apartment unit for a tenant, or vendor name for delivery drivers, or group/committee for congregation members. Click Here to watch a quick video on this feature.
- Edit Card/FOB Names: When a card or FOB has been passed onto a different user, managers can now update the associated name in the manage users section. Both first and last name can be edited at any point. Click Here to watch a quick video on this feature.
- Export all Users: Quickly access a list of all users on your account and their basic information by exporting a list with one click. On the manage users page, at the bottom of the user list table, simply click the Export Users button to download a csv file.
- Email Monthly Activity Reports: Managers can now choose to receive a monthly report of all activity on their account for the previous month. Simply go to the View Activity section then check the box to email monthly report. Reports are emailed on the 1st of every month and contain a csv attachment file of all activity. Click Here to watch a quick video on this feature.
- View Notes for Users on Activity: When a manager adds a unique note for a user, this note is now available in the view activity section for each unlock by that user.
- Revoke and Remove Users: We’ve simplified the process to allow managers to both revoke access and remove a user from their account at the same time. Click Here to watch a quick video on this feature.
MANAGE SMART DEVICES
- View Access for a Specific Smart Device: A quick at-a-glance list of all users with access to a specific smart device is now available for managers and administrators. Click Here to watch a quick video on this feature.
Now Available: Purchase Smartkeys Online
|Login to VIZpin.net to your account|
|Click the Grant Access button|
|Click the Reload Button|
|Click Buy Now|
|Enter required information then select the quantity you want to purchase and click CONTINUE|
|Enter credit card details and click the Pay button|
|Keys are available immediately for use|