ButterflyMX allows you to open and manage doors from your smartphone. Once our
smart intercom has been installed at your property, downloading this app will
provide you with features such as video calling, virtual keys, delivery PINs,
elevator controls, and much more - all designed to ma...
Helps me stay safe
I recently moved into a building that has ButterflyMX. I hadn't heard of ButterflyMX before, but I am sooooo grateful to have it. I have underlying conditions that make me more susceptible to Covid-19 and I go out of my way to avoid touching things. With ButterflyMX, I can open the door of my building using the app on my iphone. I also just discovered a way to do this via Siri. I set it up so all I have to do is say to siri "open door," and the door magically opens. I don't have to touch anything. The other thing I appreciate is that when deliveries come (I order food a lot), I can see the delivery person through the mobile app and can let them in. In my old apartment, I had to walk to the kitchen and speak into the intercom system that was on my wall. Now I can do it from my phone. It doesn't seem like a big difference, but it actually is very useful. The last thing worth mentioning is that the ButterflyMX customer service team is awesome. When I moved in, I wanted to make some small customizations. So I found the ButterflyMX phone number and just called. The customer service team walked me through all the steps to make the necessary changes. Was super easy and they were so friendly. I really like this app, especially during this crazy time we are living in.
Terrible & unusable
I gave 1 star out of five because that was the lowest. If I could choose, 1 out of a 1000. I really, really dislike this app - it’s usability is 0. Great idea, really great. Execution - terrible. I don’t know why but we’ve missed all calls - the delivery person just quits. The sound starts, the phone locks and the slider is as easy to use as opening a can with oily fingers. It just slides all over the place. I have to go down and rescue every poor soul locked in our building. I can’t imagine an app so poorly designed for its one function. I mean a 100% failure rate, there’s no signs given by the company offering instructions. The app doesn’t need high quality video (if that’s what’s killing its startup time) This is great idea and if they executed 10% it would be almost usable. Disappointing at how companies can make such awful decisions while acting in the pretenders of looking after the customer. Or, clearly, not even knowing who the customer is.
Inconsistent and Difficult
This app is possibly the most frustrating development in technological history. Conceptually it’s great, but in practice, it’s a headache. The touch screen is not intuitive so deliveries and guests often give up and call me. Then, because theres no way to remotely open the door without getting called on ButterflyMX, I have to stop what I’m doing and go down to the lobby to let them in. And if it’s a package, forget it, they’ll be back on the truck by the time you get downstairs. A feature that allows you to open the front door unprompted is essential. Also, when you do get a call on ButterflyMX all your devices start lighting up like a Parade and don’t stop even if you let someone in on one of the apps. God forbid you’re in a meeting with your phone and iPad, you’ve got to go digging in your bag to make it stop. While I believe this type of technology is the future, the past systems are still superior to this dreck.
Next level convenience
My building just introduced the ButterflyMX service and I was in immediate disbelief that I ever functioned in NYC apartments without it. The app allows you to create ‘virtual keys’ for preapproved visitors, so I created one for my dog walker who comes every weekday around lunchtime. Now he enters the building without having to buzz a bunch of my neighbors’ units until someone lets him in. We also have a key fob on our elevator, so when I ordered seamless I’d have to go downstairs to grab my food. But somehow ButterlyMX unlocks the elevator for the delivery guy to only get to my floor, so I no longer have to go down to the lobby to grab my deliveries. Incredible convenience! Mobile app is great too!
Love this app
This app works all the time for me. I open the door for myself every day when walking up to the building, which is great because I don’t have to pull out my keys. When I’m having people over I send them a virtual key so they can let themselves in, and I receive a notification that they’ve used the key. The best part is I no longer miss deliveries while I’m at work because the video calls come straight to my smartphone allowing me to see it’s the delivery person and grant access so they can drop the packages off inside the vestibule, saving me trips to the post office to pick up stuff they can’t leave outside.
Essential Building Feature
When I first moved into my building, my property manager showed me the different amenities we have. They’re great but I don’t really use them too much. We just got Butterflymx before COVID and I have to say I can’t believe how much I use it. I can let deliveries in safely workout interacting with anyone using the video call to my app. They also have a virtual key that I’ve sent to my girlfriend that lets her in without even calling me. She loves it too cuz it’s so easy for her to get in. Can’t wait until our building opens back up and I can invite friends to a rooftop party! It’s a super cool touchscreen too!
A great app
This app is great. I read some of the other reviews before leaving mine and I can honestly say I never have any issues. The only time the app hasn’t worked is when I don’t have an internet connection, which makes sense to me since it’s web based. I did email the support team about situations when I might not have internet due to data restrictions or caps, and they told me they’re rolling out a bluetooth feature that will allow me to open the door just using a bluetooth connection. Seems fair. I’ll continue to use this app because it’s convenient for me and my guests.
Awesome for key-fobbed elevators
We have key-fobbed elevators in our building, which used to mean that whenever I had visitors over I would have to go down to our lobby to meet them. Since we installed ButterflyMX, whenever I grant access to our building the elevator to my floor is temporarily unlocked - allowing my guests to make it up to my apartment without me going downstairs. What's even cooler, all virtual keys that I issue to my friends or family unlock the elevator too. It has made living in my building so much more convenient. I love this product and use it every day.
Inconsistent and inefficient
There are 3 big issues. First, when your device is not already open, the app inconsistently wakes the device up when someone buzzes. Seems to work on my phone but doesn’t on my iPad. Second, the process of opening your phone and getting to the app to see who is there is pretty cumbersome. It should be as quick as on a dedicated hard line- pick up the device and see the person who’s ringing- ideally on the lock screen. By the time I get to the app the person has often hung up. Third, there needs to be a way for me to open the buzzer unit’s camera to see who might be there even after they’ve hung up so that I can let them in after the fact. This is for now the most important missing feature of the system.
Great for my house cleaner
This app this is a lifesaver. We have a house cleaner that comes every 2 weeks and before ButterflyMX I had to give her a key to get into our building, which always made me uncomfortable. After our building installed ButterflyMX, I’ve sent her a virtual key that only works when she needs access to the building. What’s more, whenever the key is used, I receive a push notification with a picture of the person who used it. If I decide to switch house cleaners, I can revoke the virtual key at anytime from the app. It’s awesome.
Not practical because of a long delay from the time a visitor or delivery person rings your bell. To the first time your cell phone rings to inform you have a visitor. The visitor will be hearing 9 phone rings from the panel before your phone starts to ring informing you have a visitor. Unfortunately most visitors or delivery persons don’t waif passed these 9 rings & assume no one is in &leave. This is a problem that all the tenant in my building share. Butterfly has been unable to fix this problem because this is how the system operates. They had just forgotten to inform the buyers about this material system draw back which makes it completely unpractical. I would have avoided getting this system if I was tooled about this delay issue. Not practical.
Not ready for prime time
Our building has had the system for a couple years and nothing but problems. Currently our system has been down for over two weeks because of a power surge. How could getting parts and getting this fixed take so long? Even when the system is working, deliveries are often not delivered or are left outside (this is downtown Boston) because delivery people can’t understand how to use it or it fails to connect to tenant. It usually takes 8 or so seconds between calling someone and the app actually popping up. Touch screen is flakey, often doesn’t respond to touch, u have to press a button several times to get it to do something.
Safer than ever!
We live in a small condo building, so we never thought we could have one of those fancy intercoms used in large properties. Butterfly made it happen. Not only we have an excellent way to control access to our building but we can keep track who enters and exists the building. The app is phenomenal. If you are thinking about getting an intercom system, this is the one for you! Even better than the ones from large condo buildings.
3-D touch works great
Loving this app. My favorite feature is the 3-D touch, which allows me to open the door without ever opening the app. It’s a thoughtful feature that tells me that thought about the user experience and the way people use their product every day. No one wants to constantly go in and out of apps, especially for something like opening the door. It’s the little things that make this product great.
This mobile app is awesome!
I love the app. I use it every day to let myself into the building. It's never failed me and they are constantly releasing updates to make it better. Just the other day they pushed out an update that allows me to open the door from my Apple Watch. I'm not sure what's with all the negative reviews about stability - my guess is it's something with the user's internet connection or mobile device.
Yes. ButterflyMX is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 16,298 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.6/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for ButterflyMX Is 36.2/100.
Yes. ButterflyMX is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 16,298 ButterflyMX User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for ButterflyMX Is 36.2/100.
ButterflyMX works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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