CommonFloor Groups, a strategic business unit of CommonFloor.com, has recently launched a solution to the pertinent problem of keeping a gated community secure from unwarranted visitors entering the premises. The solution, named ‘CommonFloor Smart Guard’ is a mobile app that can be installed on any basic Android smartphone or tablet which will enable communities to turn their security guards into ‘Smart Guards’ and start recording visitor information digitally. With increasing cases of thefts, kidnapping and other unforeseen security breaches which are witnessed even in gated communities, the age-old method of registering visitor information in the paper registers is obsolete.
CommonFloor Groups set out to make communities secure through this simple mobile app that a security guards can use with ease. Using CommonFloor Smart Guard App, communities can let the security guards record the movement of visitors (Staff/ Guests/ Vendors) in the mobile app, send automatic SMS alerts to residents on guest arrival to ensure authorized entry. The apartment association gets regular automated reports listing the number of visitors and this helps in keeping a systematic record and good security measures at the community.
Vikas Malpani, Co-Founder & Head – CommonFloor Groups said,
CommonFloor Smart Guard is a simple yet a technologically efficient solution to address the increasing challenge of security in a gated community. Our focus has always been on making communities smarter – one where residents can enjoy a hassle free and secure living and we strive to provide them the technological automation resolving their daily management hassles. This app is an extension to our Smart Community product portfolio that has automated solutions for managing communication, complaints, assets to automated invoice generation and accounting. We are also working with a few partners to integrate Aadhaar based verification in to the app so that they can do instant verification of staff identity.
Using the app, one can record up to 15 data points about a visitor including photo, classify them as Staff, Guests and Vendors and record their entry/exit times. The app also works in offline mode, which means no internet connection is required throughout the day. For the communities using CommonFloor Groups’ premium offerings, the app offers advanced features like Self-Check-In mode, Smart Authorization, Multi-gate Support and Phone support. The app can also be integrated with a biometric system to ensure seamless integration between various security systems a community may have. CommonFloor Smart Guard app is free to download from Google Play Store and can be used for free by any community in India that is already registered on CommonFloor. Any new community can also avail the free app and register themselves through the app.