Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holidays are coming... ImageR to the rescue!


The holiday package invasion is here! With ImageR, our revolutionary, smartphone-based, AI-powered package scanning function, you'll speed through delivery processing.

ImageR reduces the average time to enter packages from 54 seconds to less than 8 seconds! And with over 1.5 million packages logged by ImageR and over 800 buildings currently relying on it (see below graphs) the value of implementing ImageR is clear.

# of Packages Recorded with ImageR by Month



# of Buildings using ImageR has more than doubled over the span 
of 6 months from 349 to 780!

ImageR comes already built into the latest version of the GEO app (our iOS and Android app for management staff). And with no typing necessary, ImageR's "scan where it sits" capability saves your staff time and back strain!

Click the thumbnail below for a video instructional


For more information, visit buildinglink.com or contact our support team at 1-877-501-7117

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

BuildingLink Skill for Amazon Alexa


BuildingLink's Skill for Amazon Alexa answers your residents' questions 24/7 - so you don't have to.

You may already be using or have at least heard of Amazon Alexa and the Amazon line of Echo products. When you combine this wonderful voice platform with the power of BuildingLink, you and your residents will experience one of the most fun and efficient ways of interacting with their apartment, the building and everything BuildingLink does.

We've demoed the BuildingLink skill for Amazon Alexa many times and residents have described their experience as magical!
"Oh yeah?  Well, what exactly does BuildingLink with Alexa know?"

Because our BuildingLink developers have made her supersmart, she can help alleviate your workload by answering most of their questions!
She knows if your residents have packages

If their dry cleaning has yet to be picked up

If the leaky faucet they spoke to maintenance about has been fixed

Encourage them! They'll be amazed at how much the BuildingLink skill with Amazon Alexa can tell them


Your residents can even ask BuildingLink Alexa: 
For their current account balance

For an updated management contact list

For realtime Fitness Center status info
Is it busy? Is the temperature comfortable?
Is one of the Peloton bikes available?


Quick Tip! To learn all that BuildingLink with Amazon Alexa can do, simply have them say, "Alexa, ask BuildingLink what can I say," and they will learn what she can respond to.

 BuildingLink with Amazon Alexa knows what's going on in your building for moments when your residents are curious about their community.

Events. Yoga Classes. Meetings. The details of any resident activities are easily accessible once they've begun to use the BuildingLink skill with Amazon Alexa.

And if absolutely nothing is going on, BuildingLink with Amazon Alexa knows what to do when they tell her to get their car because we've created a BuildingLink valet module that they can conveniently enable.

You already have a BuildingLink log-in, this means you already have BuildingLink Alexa!
1. Go to the Amazon Alexa app on your device
2. Search for the "BuildingLink Skill"
3. Log in with your BuildingLink username and password when prompted
4. That's it!

To launch the skill, simply say: "Alexa, open BuildingLink." Try it now on your own, or watch the video above to see it in action.

Amazon, Alexa and all related logos and motion marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
BuildingLink, ImageR, Ledger and all related logos and motion marks are trademarks of BuildingLink.com, LLC 



Still need help? Interested in more solutions?
Contact our support team at support@buildinglink.com or our sales team at sales@buildinglink.com 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BuildingLink Appoints Zachary Kestenbaum as new CEO

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BuildingLink, a pioneer in technology solutions for residential property management, announced the appointment of Zachary Kestenbaum as the company's new CEO, as of July 19, 2018. Zach is taking over the helm from his father and BuildingLink's founder, Jerry Kestenbaum, who stewarded BuildingLink since the company's inception 19 years ago.

"It has been a real privilege to work with Zach in growing the company over the past nine years he's been here, expanding from 950 properties in eight states to over 4,500 properties in 35 states and 33 countries, and in eight languages today," explained Jerry Kestenbaum. "He is extraordinarily well-prepared to take over as CEO; his impressive technological prowess and seasoned people skills are exactly the ingredients for sustained growth. He brings a generationally relevant intuition about the needs of millennials, baby boomers, and generations in-between."

Most recently, Zach worked as EVP of Sales at BuildingLink. As a seasoned executive, he has been instrumental in advancing the company's growth, driving product vision and strategy, and delivering a partner integration ecosystem that includes dozens of software and hardware providers.

The new CEO said, "I'm excited to take on the challenge of leading this most innovative company that is built on the talent of exceptional people and inspired by a celebrated tradition of creativity. I'm very thankful to my father, Jerry, for the tremendous vision and perseverance with which he transformed the residential real estate management industry over the last 19 years. He has taught me so much by example, and I hope to continue his trailblazing ways. I am incredibly excited to assume this new role and for the future of BuildingLink!"

Jerry will transition to a more focused role heading "Aware by BuildingLink," where he will devote his attention to building out client requests for innovative solutions in areas across IoT and sensor solutions, smart home, machine learning, and data analytics and visualization.

About BuildingLink

BuildingLink is the gold standard for property managers looking to enhance the total experience of people living in, working at, or managing luxury residential properties. Its innovative web-based platform offers the ultimate in efficient management, flawless communication, and enhanced living experience for residents. BuildingLink is also a recognized industry leader in adapting and integrating state-of-the-art technology – including OCR, mobile apps, biometric scanners, voice recognition, and front desk key lockbox systems – to upscale residential communities in 35 states and across 33 countries around the globe.

For more information or to request a demo, please visit buildinglink.com.

Contact

Stephanie Viszlay
1-212-501-7117, Ext. 545
StephanieV@buildinglink.com

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Choose Smartly when choosing a "smart lighting" solution

Are you envisioning a smart home environment for your new residential construction project or for your upgrade of existing apartments? Smart Home “starter” elements typically  include smart-enhanced HVAC, lights, shades and locks. Before you settle on a “smart lighting” approach, watch BuildingLink CEO Jerry Kestenbaum as he demonstrates, with the assistance of Alexa, the three different methods to achieve smart lighting:

   1. Smart Bulbs
   2. Smart Switches
   3. Smart Plugs

Each of these methods has its plusses and minuses, so watch the video, mail us at support@buildinglink.com if you have any questions, and then choose smartly!

(You may have noticed, that “Smart Wall-Installed Outlets,” by Leviton or Lutron, did not make it to this recommended list, because they typically add nothing to what a Smart Plug  can  do, are less flexible, and typically have not kept up with the latest advances in  “mesh” technology.)