Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
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Manhattan-based sales and rental real estate brokerage Bond New York has launched a tagging and tracking system for keys to rental apartments, the brokerage announced. Each key has a unique barcode that is tracked in Bond's proprietary database. The keys are kept in a locked cabinet under camera surveillance and swiped out on a barcode reader by agents, the brokerage said. "Access to apartments is the most important aspect of the brokerage business especially in today’s low-vacancy environment. Having tight inventory tracking controls on our keys allows us to be more efficient than our competitors by eliminating lost and missing keys. We also provide landlords and tenants an added layer of privacy and protection," said Noah Freedman, Bond New York's co-founder, in a statemen...