Use Your BlackBerry as Your Lockbox Key

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eKEY for BlackBerry now available via RMLS™

Good news for all of you BlackBerry fans!

Your BlackBerry smartphone can now be even more versatile as Supra is offering an accessory that will allow you to use it as a lockbox key. You can now purchase Supra’s eKEY BlackBerry Fob at RMLS™ offices and sign-up for eKEY Basic or eKEY Professional Service from Supra.

Since the BlackBerry devices don’t have infrared (which is needed to open Supra iBoxes), Supra created a fob that converts signals from the BlackBerry into infrared signals.

This should be nice for any agents that love their BlackBerry and don’t want to carry an ActiveKEY as well. While the BlackBerry Fob is another piece of equipment that you have to keep handy, it requires little maintenance, as it doesn’t need to be charged.

The BlackBerry Fobs are in-stock at our Portland, Vancouver, Eugene, Salem and Roseburg offices. At all other RMLS™ offices, you can call or visit and we will place an order for you.

For more information on using your BlackBerry as an eKEY, what types of BlackBerry devices are compatible and more, visit Supra’s website.

Update: I heard some folks are wondering what the fob looks like, so here is a photo of it:

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8 Responses to “Use Your BlackBerry as Your Lockbox Key”

  1. Burr Robson September 2, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    Can I use my iPhone as a lock box key by chance?

    • Joel Weiler, Communications Specialist September 2, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

      Unfortunately, there isn’t currently “an app for that” (sorry, I couldn’t resist the chance to reference that commercial). The reason being similar to why you couldn’t use a BlackBerry up until now – because iPhone’s don’t have infrared.

      We don’t know what Supra’s plans are as far as an iPhone accessory goes, but if we hear anything, we’ll make sure to let you all know! Thanks.

  2. DeAnna Bryson September 28, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    What is the cost for the blackberry fob?

    Thanks for your assistance.

    • Natalie Middleton, Communications Manager September 29, 2009 at 8:15 am #

      The fob itself is $50 and then you would pay a monthly fee ($13.50 for basic and $22.45 for professional) for the eKEY software that gets downloaded to your phone. Here’s a link to a comparison of the levels of key service: http://bit.ly/2JOQHM.

  3. Kathie Goldsmith October 13, 2009 at 12:22 pm #

    How do we go about switching to the blackberry fob and what must be done on our part for the conversion. Will the phones automatically download everyday?

    • Joel Weiler, Communications Specialist October 13, 2009 at 2:17 pm #

      Hi Kathie – to switch to the BlackBerry eKEY, you’ll need to come into an RMLS office and we will download the software in the office for you and get you all set up. And yes, the phone updates automatically each night.

      As far as cost goes, the fob itself is $50 and then you would pay a monthly fee ($13.50 for basic and $22.45 for professional) for the eKEY software that gets downloaded to your phone. Here’s a link to a comparison of the levels of key service: http://bit.ly/2JOQHM.

  4. Grey MacFarlane April 26, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Hi there-

    I know it has been awhile since this article was posted, but at this time does RMLS support iPhone as a lockbox key?

    Thanks

    • Natalie Middleton, Communications Manager April 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

      Grey,
      Supra is actually the company that makes the lockbox keys and I am told they are almost done with a “fob” that will attach to an iPhone so it can work as a key.
      Best,
      Natalie

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