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Old 03-17-2019, 08:36 PM
 
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What do you think of this?

https://pix11.com/2019/03/17/residen...heir-landlord/

I think it's overkill to require an app. I also think the LL is possibly up to some funny business if the app lets him monitor all the longtime RS tenant who he probably want out of there.

We recently switched to key fobs from regular keys but I don't think I'd be too happy if we were required to have an app to get in and out. Plus we have elderly people living here who probably don't own smartphones.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:50 PM
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I think it’s a bad idea unless he provides free WiFi for the building. I don’t think most people have data plans I sure don’t.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:28 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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FOB keys are fine. This is overkill and the tenants should indeed sue. Our landlord installed the system for FOB keys but hasn't used them as of yet, but he installed cameras by the front entrance and outside as well.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:35 PM
 
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If I were a LL in NYC, I'd put fingerprint scanner to drive the front door lock. There's no question about who's coming in.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:01 PM
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FOB keys are fine. This is overkill and the tenants should indeed sue. Our landlord installed the system for FOB keys but hasn't used them as of yet, but he installed cameras by the front entrance and outside as well.
Key fobs suck if you sub let.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:06 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Key fobs suck if you sub let.
I like them because I don't want random people in my building, and I like having the security cameras too.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:09 PM
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I like them because I don't want random people in my building, and I like having the security cameras too.


A lot of times random people sit in my lobby to charge phones. I donít begrudge them the need to charge a phone. My friend says they are ďheadsĒ but i donít see it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:36 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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A lot of times random people sit in my lobby to charge phones. I donít begrudge them the need to charge a phone. My friend says they are ďheadsĒ but i donít see it.
Iím not putting up with that, not with what I pay. Iíd call the cops and complain to management.
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Old 03-18-2019, 12:28 AM
 
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Just an excuse for another frivolous lawsuit by people not doing as well as they would like in their own life that hope to cash in. They found a money hungry lazy lawyer too.

This is the product the landlord seems to be using. All those tenants have to do is request a Keycard. https://www.latch.com/products?fbcli...mDlVmCmi5KPZH4

We use this for one of our apt buildings and it is just fine. No complaints yet. Everyone loves it. Can't blame this landlord. It's a sign of the times & has been for years. Smart homes are more popular than ever as well. Tenants want to see progress.

It will attract a better class of tenants for this landlord. It did for us. People will sue for anything these days if they could. They need to suck it up & stop whining. Then just ask for a Keycard & stop complaining & be happy they have decent place to live. All people want to do is complain,complain,complain. They really need to get a life & be grateful they have a landlord that cares & upgrades a building. Instead of just letting things rot. Do they prefer to rent from a landlord that just ignore things & does not move forward with upgrades to this generation?

Guess they probably want to call this landlord a slumlord & start protesting. Typical for so many people these days.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:04 AM
 
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Just an excuse for another frivolous lawsuit by people not doing as well as they would like in their own life that hope to cash in. They found a money hungry lazy lawyer too.

This is the product the landlord seems to be using. All those tenants have to do is request a Keycard. https://www.latch.com/products?fbcli...mDlVmCmi5KPZH4

We use this for one of our apt buildings and it is just fine. No complaints yet. Everyone loves it. Can't blame this landlord. It's a sign of the times & has been for years. Smart homes are more popular than ever as well. Tenants want to see progress.

It will attract a better class of tenants for this landlord. It did for us. People will sue for anything these days if they could. They need to suck it up & stop whining. Then just ask for a Keycard & stop complaining & be happy they have decent place to live. All people want to do is complain,complain,complain. They really need to get a life & be grateful they have a landlord that cares & upgrades a building. Instead of just letting things rot. Do they prefer to rent from a landlord that just ignore things & does not move forward with upgrades to this generation?

Guess they probably want to call this landlord a slumlord & start protesting. Typical for so many people these days.
The landlord should have provided the keycard option in the beginning to all tenants. When a building switches from a regular key to a FOB key, the building has to provide all tenants a FOB key free of charge.

It should be the same with this system. It seems like the landlord was trying to bypass that option to save money on buying keycards. "just get the app, bye!"

Also, they have to use this app to access the elevator and mailbox room. That is a little bit too much. If you have a food delivery you will have to go downstairs to fetch your food or generate a code so the delivery person can input. LOL.
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