In Brief

The urban apartments will receive Latch smart security locks on their buildings at no cost to residents

Jet.com, an American e-commerce business that Walmart purchased last year, made a deal with technology company Latch to make it easier for 1,000 apartment buildings in New York City urban areas to receive deliveries, costing the residents absolutely nothing.

This means residents of these buildings will have access systems installed in them, namely the residential “R” system. Tenants of the building can then treat their smartphone as their key to gain access to their apartment. This also means those with the system installed can transfer access to friends and family digitally without needing to let them in. What’s more, Latch delivery partners, such as USPS, can enter and place the orders right at the owner’s door rather than leaving packages outside.

Jet.com

Jet.com, an American e-commerce business that Walmart purchased last year, made a deal with technology company Latch to make it easier for 1,000 apartment buildings in New York City urban areas to receive deliveries, costing the residents absolutely nothing.

This means residents of these buildings will have access systems installed in them, namely the residential “R” system. Tenants of the building can then treat their smartphone as their key to gain access to their apartment. This also means those with the system installed can transfer access to friends and family digitally without needing to let them in. What’s more, Latch delivery partners, such as USPS, can enter and place the orders right at the owner’s door rather than leaving packages outside.