myGate, a mobile-based security management solution for gated premises, today announced its foray into Hyderabad. In the first 50 days, myGate has already secured 28 gated communities in the city and is rapidly adding many more each week.
Hyderabad is the fastest growing market for myGate and the security solution is now present in more than 15,000 flats/villas within various popular gated communities. The startup has also opened a 15-member strong office in T-HUB, Gachibowli and is looking to secure more than 400 communities in Hyderabad by the end of 2018. Some of the popular communities of Hyderabad where myGate is present are My Home Jewel, Aparna Sarovar, Lodha Bellezea, Rainbow Vistas and many more.
myGate is a mobile-app-based system that offers a simple yet comprehensive solution for gated communities to manage all operations at the entry and exit gates. It does so by digitizing and often automating manual tasks done by the guards. The solution comprises of an Android app for the security guards and an Android or iOS app for residents, with a fallback to a regular voice call for non-smartphone users.
With this system, all visitor entries and exits are approved and logged digitally, with complete visibility and control to the residents. myGate also offers several advanced capabilities such as e-intercom (automatic visitor authentication), child safety alerts, staff attendance, infrastructure-free vehicle management, touchless resident identification, clubhouse access management, management reporting, visitor overstay alerts. The app is easy to use and is hassle free for residents including senior citizens and children.
Hyderabad has been witnessing the rapid development of many apartment/villa complexes with gated communities coming up all over the city. According to the Telangana Social Development report 2017, around 30 per cent of the total urban population in Telangana state resides in the capital city of Hyderabad and most of them prefer living in a gated community. Security at gated communities has long followed conventional “man-guarding”, paper and pen system.
The process is inefficient and error prone, making the life of security guards difficult. In addition, authentication of residents, visitors, and support staff is a huge challenge. Despite significant investments in physical infrastructure like access cards, boom barriers, biometrics, landline intercom, and others, residential premises are unable to keep track of domestic helps, visitors, delivery trucks, taxicabs & other vehicle movements.
Apartment complexes in Hyderabad can now deploy the myGate security solution in less than a week without any investment in hardware or any capital expenditure. The security device is provided in a pay as you go pricing model. The startup also provides and manages the training of facility staff, security guards and building association members. The solution can be deployed in a multi-tiered system where there are multiple security checkpoints, viz. at the main gate and at the building gate. myGate also helps manage visitor car parking easily without compromising on the space reserved for other residents.
myGate started its operations in 2016 from Bengaluru and is focussed on securing two million homes across the top 7 cities within the next two years. The startup is backed by a strong founder team comprising of Vijay Arisetty, an ex- IAF pilot (Shaurya Chakra winner), Abhishek Kumar, former VP at Goldman Sachs, Shreyans Daga, an IIT-ISB alumni and Vivaik Bhardwaj, also an ex-IAF Pilot. myGate recently raised a total of INR 16 crore in its first round of funding, led by Prime Venture Partners.
Vijay Arisetty, CEO & Co-founder, myGate
“The first 50 days in Hyderabad have been extremely exciting for us at myGate. We started operations in Hyderabad in response to a huge inbound demand and it is now growing faster than Bengaluru! Residents here are keen to adopt new technologies and are focused on improving security of their communities. As per our estimate, there are over 10,000 gated communities in Hyderabad who will immediately benefit from myGate. We pride ourselves in understanding the complexities around gate management and have designed the entire solution for easy adoption by both the security guards and also the residents.”