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Old 08-19-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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I used to live in a mid-rise apartment in DC which you would enter by using a fob. It was much more convenient than a key (my current NYC digs) and less intrusive than a watching doorman. It also had a concierge in the main lobby, but this was off to the side and you didn't feel like you were being watched every time you came and went. Plus their job wasn't really to baby you like a doorman. Does NYC have any buildings like this? It seems like they are all key or doorman.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:29 PM
 
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What is fob? I searched the web and found "free on board" and "fresh of boat". I don't think that is what you mean.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:18 AM
 
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Since when is a doorman's job to baby you? Last time i checked all the did was accept packages and call residents when they have guests.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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And gossip about you.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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And gossip about you.
Haha true story. I found out my ex was cheating on my accidentally by his doorman. When I came over he said "Oh yes I remember you from yesterday" when I definitely wasn't over yesterday.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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What is fob? I searched the web and found "free on board" and "fresh of boat". I don't think that is what you mean.
Like a little electronic access. Wave it by the sensor and it unlocks the door.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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I have one of those for my non-luxury building. We all call them electronic keys. What does fob stand for?
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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I have one of those for my non-luxery building. We all call them electronic keys. What does fob stand for?
I don't think it is an acronym actually. Key fob - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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I used to live in a mid-rise apartment in DC which you would enter by using a fob. It was much more convenient than a key (my current NYC digs) and less intrusive than a watching doorman. It also had a concierge in the main lobby, but this was off to the side and you didn't feel like you were being watched every time you came and went. Plus their job wasn't really to baby you like a doorman. Does NYC have any buildings like this? It seems like they are all key or doorman.
i have this in my building. this is how you access the front door, back door, laundry room and outside gates.
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