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This app lets you open doors and summon elevators with your phone

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Stephen Martinez
May 19, 2016 15:27
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MyPORT, a new automated security system created by the Schindler Elevator Corporation, aims to eliminate this fuss.Once installed in a building, the technology allows those who work or live there to download a companion smartphone app that automatically opens doors and summons elevators.

"The idea is to be able to walk throughout a building seamlessly," Schindler's product manager Jeff Blain tells Tech Insider.When a user approaches a lobby turnstile, a bluetooth sensor installed by Schindler  recognizes their phone, even if it's inside a bag or pocket.

Blain says the system is designed to make it simpler to enter your office or apartment, since it works with your phone which, chances are, is already in your hand anyway , thereby eliminating the need for a key card.

"We want to make people's lives easier in any way we can," he says.Since the system only grants entry to people holding verified phones, it could also eliminate the need for a human guard or doorman.

For package deliveries, users get a notification on their phone, can see a video of the mailperson, and let them in or tell them to come back later.

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