myGate, an intelligent security solution for gated premises, has announced a new safety feature for children safety in gated communities. The new feature provides real-time information to the parents when their children step outside the main gate of their gated community. As working parents, the primary reason for anyone to rent or buy a house in a gated community is safety and security of their loved ones. myGate’s children safety feature will help parents be aware of and give approval for the movement of their children when they step out of the community, unaccompanied by parents. This would also apply when a child carer or a designated adult is taking a child out of the community.
When a child wants to step out of the gated premises alone or accompanied by support staff (like maid, driver)a security guard may or may not reach out to the parent on the community EPBX system and take approval to let the child out. This process has proven to be disastrous as most communities do not have an EPBX system deployed and the parents are generally unavailable at the receiving end to attend calls. myGate’s latest feature instantly notifies parents on the myGate app if their children are trying to get out of the gated premises. The children are let out by the guard only upon approval by the parents on the myGate app.
Launched in late 2016, the startup aims to revolutionise the safety and security of gated communities by automating and digitizing manual tasks at the various entry and exit points the premises. myGate is installed in over 60,000 flats/villas in Bengaluru within various popular gated communities such as Adarsh Palm Retreat Villas, Purva Riviera, Prestige St. Johns, Mantri Tranquil, Sobha properties, Salarpuria properties and many more.. More than 2000 guards in Bengaluru are familiar with the myGate solution and are using it. The company is operational in Bengaluru with plans to expand to Hyderabad and other cities over the next 12 months.
myGate is built on strong technology foundations and ensures the safety and security of gated enclaves by deploying Behavioral Intelligence Augmented Authentication (BIAA). Some of the product features include e-intercom (automatic visitor authentication, staff attendance, infrastructure-free vehicle management), resident identification, clubhouse access management, intelligent management reporting, alerts etc.
Gated communities can deploy 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/tower gate. myGate also helps manage visitor car parking easily without compromising on the space reserved for other residents. The app is easy to use and is hassle free for residents including senior citizens and children. Some of the key functions are designed to be used in the absence of a mobile or a smartphone which makes it affordable and pervasive. The startup is backed by a strong founder team comprising of Vijay Arisetty, an ex- IAF pilot, Abhishek Kumar, former VP at Goldman Sachs, Shreyans Daga, an IIT-ISB alumni and Vivaik Bhardwaj, also an ex-IAF Pilot.
The start up has already started considerable investment interests in the country, considering the value of its product and the need in the rapidly gated community cities in the country. myGate, has been adopted by more than 250,000 homes across 1000+ communities in Bangalore, Hyderabad & Pune. Achieving this milestone in the first 18 months from commercial launch, myGate is now on a rapid expansion mode in ten cities including Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi NCR and is targeting 10x growth in 2019. To fuel this expansion, myGate has raised Series A funds of INR 65 crore, led by existing investor Prime Venture Partners.