Mobile: Pods

A Pod is often used in Coliving spaces where an appartment (‘Pod’) for instance is used by multiple tenants. All tenants have all-time full access to all Pod locks. Pod members are able to invite Pod guests, for which they can set more refined access rules.

How to invite a Pod guest

If you are a Pod member, you are able to invite guests into your Pod. This is done entirely from the KS mobile app. The first step is to open the app and go to the “people” tab. At the top of the list you will see a button:

On the next screen, you are asked to enter the name and email address of your guest. You will be prompted to give permission to access your address book. That will make it easier to invite someone you already have the details for in your phone. Please make sure to enter a first and last name in the Name field and a proper email address in the email field.

Next, you will need to specify what kind of access you want to give to your guest. Do you want to give the all-time full access to the same locks you can access in your Pod, select “Full access”. If you want to only allow them access during a limited timeframe or a limited set of locks, select “Limited access”.

Selecting “Full access” will allow you to complete the invite process immediately by pressing the button that appears at the bottom of the screen. If you select “Limited access”, you need to complete some extra steps

Click on Edit behind “Which locks?” to continue.

For each door linked to the Pod, you need to specify if the guest should have access or not. This is done by clicking either the checkmark icon or the cross icon behind it. After that, you can press “Continue”, which will take you back to the previous screen. Next step is to specify the time restrictions that should apply. This is done by tapping on “Edit” behind “When?”.

You will have two options to choose from:

If you select “Always”, you don’t apply any time restrictions to the access for your guest. You can just select this option and press “Continue” at the bottom of your screen. If you do want to apply restrictions, select “Scheduled”. The options will be expanded in the same screen, so you need to scroll in order to specify them all.

You can specify a start date, end date, select the days of the week you want to give access on and specify a start and end time for each day.

When you have completed all settings to match your preference, press “Continue”. You will be redirected to the previous screen, where you can press the “Invite” button to actually invite your guest. He or she will receive an email asking them to complete their profile, so they can use is to log in using the SALTO KS app and start opening doors (within the restrictions you specified) using their Digital Key.

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