A courier uses the front entrance Intercom to call our Virtual Doorman who quickly validates and grants secure access to the building. Once inside, the courier is directed to drop the packages into the Package Room or designated drop off area, and then exits the building to continue on with their other deliveries.
What is the Latch Delivery Assistant experience for a Property Manager?
Property Managers receive a weekly detailed report of all delivered packages from our Virtual Doorman. This report allows the property manager to better audit deliveries and performs inventory management. Property Managers can use the Latch Scanner located in the Manager app to scan delivered packages and send residents a personalized notification letting them know they have a verified delivery waiting.
Setting Up the Latch Package Scanner
To set up the package scanner, ensure that all scanner users are a designated Portfolio or Property Manager in Latch Manager. They should also download the Latch Manager App. Please note, the Latch Scanner is only available on iOS smartphones.
To finish set-up, confirm that all residents have been properly added to the Latch Manager and that their personal information is accurate.
How to Use the Latch Package Scanner
To use the Latch Package Scanner, open the Latch Manager App on your smartphone. Please note that users with Portfolio Owner permissions for multiple portfolios must switch portfolios in order to view the associated properties.
Choose your building on the Properties page. Then, select “Scan Packages” in the top right hand corner.
Begin uploading photos. Press “Select” to choose package labels from your camera roll or choose “Capture” to directly take photos of package labels in real-time.
Wait for the photo to upload and process. Once processed, the resident will receive an SMS notification alerting them that their package has arrived.
Troubleshooting the Latch Package Scanner
We are currently sending notifications by matching the first and last name of the resident uploaded to the Latch Manager.
If you receive an error stating “Processing failed, try again,” see below:
- The resident’s first or last name may be missing from their contact card in Latch Manager. Double check that their information is entered correctly.
- You will receive an error if the package is for a person that doesn't have a Latch Manager contact card. For example, the contact card for the leaseholder may have been uploaded, but information was not added for their roommates, spouse, or guests.
- If the package is for "Reggie" but the Latch Manager contact card has the name "Reginald," you will receive an error. Confirm the contact card uses the correct version of your resident’s name.
- The picture may be too blurry or is an unrelated picture so text cannot be matched.