The state-of-the-art Geo solution represents a quantum leap forward in building management technology. Using an iPhone or iPod Touch - and powered by the Geo app available for download from the online Apple store - Geo seamlessly accesses a property’s online BuildingLink database through an authentication key, and allows staff to remotely complete tasks typically done on a stationary PC, including visitor management and security, maintenance operations and front desk activities.
“This is a game-changer for property managers and staff,” says Jerry Kestenbaum, CEO of BuildingLink.com. “Imagine authorizing entry to a vendor right at the service entrance…or accessing a resident’s emergency contact info from anywhere…or viewing the history of a maintenance issue during the repair without interrupting your work. It’s all possible through Geo.”
So what can it do? The question should really be what can’t Geo do. Geo improves visitor management and security with the ability to sign-in vendors at service entrances and remotely check guest permission instructions. Geo enhances maintenance operations by permitting users to document notes and capture repair photos onsite and in real-time. And Geo expands your “front desk,” allowing residents to sign for packages delivered right to their apartment door.
And that’s just the app. Add Geo’s optional hardware component (the Geo cradle), and you can really roam. The cradle, which weighs less than 8 ounces, is a sleek black casing that fits over any iPhone or iPod Touch and features a built-in laser barcode scanner and a magnetic stripe reader for scanning credit cards. With the click of a button, you can now scan packages from anywhere—the perfect solution for those extra-large parcels.
Don’t have internet in the basement? Outside the property walls? Not a problem. Geo’s local database allows it to roam where the internet isn’t; as soon as you’re back to internet-land, everything will synch up automatically.
Through only a word-of-mouth following, (we haven't even announced it yet - till today!) there are already over 600 users nationwide and a total of 10,000 app log-ins. “Our staff recently began using Geo and it is now an integral part of our day-to-day operations,” said Mike Pistilli, property manager of Pistilli Realty Group. “It allows access to all the tools and information we need anytime and anywhere, right at our fingertips. Geo is so hands-on, you have everything in your phone in real time without even going to the computer. Our building is running more efficiently than ever thanks to Geo.”
So bring a little Geo magic to your building; when it’s time to be in three places at once, you’ll need some!