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Streamline your apartment's security...with a Monkey

This new smart apartment technology might streamline security for city-dwellers.

David Priest
David Priest is an award-winning writer and editor who formerly covered home security for CNET.
David Priest
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Next year's Monkey will nestle snugly in apartment intercoms, allowing customers to buzz in guests on their mobile devices.

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The low-power Monkey will run using the intercom's built-in power supply, so batteries won't be necessary.

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The app will allow users to distribute as many keys to friends or family as desired, and each individual's access level can be personalized.

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The app's dashboard allows you to examine Monkey's history, tracking who's been coming and going, and when.

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Adding new users will be simple, according to Locumi, and Monkey's app will have the customizable user sharing we've come to expect from smart locks.

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The app is in development for iOS and Android. For more on Monkey, check out the full review on CNET.

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