The old traditional methods of providing security were used for the longest time and have been proved to be ineffective and inefficient in the longer run. These security systems were a mix of both human as well as hardwired systems. The humans were prone to more errors and the hardwired systems were very easy to disable. So the level of security for these systems was very weak.
Thanks to technology, the old age traditional security systems have now been replaced with the new modern security systems which are more reliable, faster and easily accessible. These systems are app-based which make it more user-friendly and easy to access. Many societies have started using apartment security app which comes with many features that serve the security needs of every residential society.
How It Works
In order to use this system, both the security guards as well as the residents of the society need to have the application installed on their smartphone. The best part is to be able to access it from anywhere and at any time.
Guard App: The guard facing application is the main application which has all the controls of managing the society. All the resident notifications, approvals, requests and information is on the guard’s app. This application is used to control and manage the society’s security and community requests. The guard app is responsible for all the notifications and approval requests that are sent to residents.
User App: The user-facing application (residents of the society) has all options of availing the services/features like visitor management, delivery management etc. They have the privilege to accept/deny the visitors/delivery executives/staff who visit their flat. The user has total control of what can happen.
It is a simple and easy technology solution which provides solutions to all the security needs of a community. You do not need to have any of the hardwired systems like biometrics, access cards, RFIDs etc. for the system to work, a simple smartphone is all you need. It replaces the need for investing a lot of money onto the hardware and their maintenance charges as well. It simply uses the notification and approval method to provide security.
No Fake Entries
With the advanced features offered by the application, there is no chance of any fake entries. For the unknown visitors, the system uses the notification and approval method to verify the visitor. Once the resident verifies and accepts the entry then the visitor is allowed inside. The visitor here can be a guest, delivery person, cab driver, staff help etc.
For example, if there is an unannounced visitor at the gate, then the guard simply sends a notification to that particular resident and asks for entry approval. Based on the details provided in the notification the resident can take the action. If you have an informed visitor then you can simply pre-approve his/her entry to avoid the notification process and to provide the visitor with a seamless entry.
It follows a complete workflow like a step by step procedure to provide a complete solution to the problem. For example, If the visitor raises an alarm in case of an emergency then an alert is sent to the guard’s app. So as soon as the guard receives it he/she will take immediate action to secure the resident. Raises an alarm-> alert notification to guard-> Guard rescues residents->end of the workflow.
Some of the top security systems available in the market
Vivint is an app-based home security system which provides features that help you in monitoring as well as automating your home. You will be able to control the entire security systems like the doors, detectors, alarms etc remotely as well. It is available in both the platforms Android and IOS. It serves 50+ states which include Alaska, Florida, Washington etc.
Frontpoint lets you access, monitor, and control the security of your home. It lets you access remotely from anywhere, you can view video clippings or a live video to monitor your home. It is available on both the platforms Android and IOS.
ADT app allows you to access and control the appliances and security devices at your home. You switch on and off lights, fans or even arm/disarm the security systems. Another interesting feature ADT provides is the custom automation, this is useful when you are travelling or out. Available on both Android and IOS platforms.
MyGate is an app based security and community management for housing societies. It provides various features like visitor management, staff tracker, child security and other innovative features. It is available in both Android and IOS platforms. It serves 10 cities in India.
The SimpliSafe Home Security App allows you to control your SimpliSafe security system from anywhere in the world. Arm and disarm the system, set instant notifications and keep track of everything in an up to the minute timeline. You can even watch and capture live video if you have a SimpliSafe camera.
Godrej Security provides both hardware and application based systems, there are several different apps available for different purposes like SeeThru app for home surveillance, GodrejEVE for real-time viewing, etc.