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GateKeeper in Dubai – Modern City Problems Require Modern Solutions

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Dubai has been witnessing a steady drop in crime rates, making it one of the safest cities in the world. The occurrences are low enough to give a feeling of security. Thefts, burglary, break-ins are not a daily affair in Dubai. The Emirate’s strict laws of the land, well trained and well equipped police force, threat of deportation act as excellent deterrent for crimes. Perhaps, that has led to gated communities in Dubai to rely on traditional methods. They are still maintaining visitor ledgers or Excel sheets, instead of switching over to a transparent, modern, accessible digitized visitor management system. However, the traditional method has glaring security faults. Danger being unpredictable, it is always wise to be safe than sorry.

Manual record keeping has several downsides. It may seem like a good idea during the initial days when an apartment community is just starting to settle down. Setting up a wholly manual record keeping system barely costs anything. Thus, it is the preferred choice among community managers and owners association to keep a track of who or what or when someone has access to the apartment complexes. Nevertheless, as apartments start filling up and townships start witnessing more flow of people through the gates, it requires more than a long ledger and Excel sheets to manage gates smoothly.

The Problem Of Too Many

There is more to visitors’ registers than buying and filling them up. Ledgers have to be maintained and stored. They are after all security documents and might be necessary at any time. So the obvious question arises. Where are these ledgers going to be kept, after they are filled up? In cabinets and cupboards, of course. However, ledgers fill up fast. The bigger the apartment complex, the quicker it fills. Naturally, more and more registers are needed. Soon, storing them becomes an issue. Ledgers need a lot of space and space is never easily available. After a point of time, keeping ledgers become impractical majorly due to storage issue.

One can argue, registers are being replaced with Excel sheets thereby digitalizing and cutting down the problem of storing them and misusing space. While Excel sheets are a step forward, it also fails to solve a number of issues. The most important being inability to be quick. Manually entering names and purpose of visit in the Excel sheets is not as easy as it sounds. It often creates queues and hectic visitor management system. It fails to resolve the problem of listing daily visitors, avoiding a repeated entry everyday. The format of the Excel sheet, in the long run, gets unwieldy to tackle, defeating the entire purpose of doing away with ledgers.

Apps like the ADDA Gatekeeper makes gate security paperless. Just a smartphone or a tablet or a PC is enough to ensure meticulous tracking of all visitors, staff and delivery personnel, while not producing clutter.

Visitor Registers Need A Fort

Both ledgers and Excel sheets have another basic drawback. This snag has potential to turn into a disaster. Records kept in ledgers and Excel sheets can be easily damaged, misplaced or compromised. At first glance, this does not appear to be a big deal. However, this is a major security breach. Encouraging or ignoring this possibility puts the apartment community members at risk. One never knows when these records might be needed in the event of a mishap. While discussing this point, may we mention, it is laborious to organise and categorise ledgers and sheets properly. As a result, it gets difficult to retrieve them when needed.

Ledgers and Excel sheets are not immutable. They can easily be changed on purpose or accidentally. Security apps to manage gates, visitor management are more compact and safe for a city like Dubai. Designed by teams of dedicated engineers, security apps like ADDA Gatekeeper, are designed to provide safety with practically zero hassle. Information is stored such that their integrity is protected. They are not shared with anybody and everybody. During times of necessity, information can be easily procured from the database without annoyance and irritation. Since the app has been designed by experts in their field, data entry, data collection are not time consuming. They are concise and quick.

Visitor Management System

Managing visitors is crucial. Now that we are busy and our schedules have a degree of unpredictability, it helps to inform about expected visitors. A verbal intimation to the guards at the gates is not enough. It is presumptuous to expect they will remember amidst so many duties. The ADDA Gatekeeper app helps to notify the guards of any visitor the residents are expecting. They can always call to confirm visitors’ entry based on phone numbers set by residents on the app. They can also keep a tab on regular visitors like household and complex staff, nannies, delivery persons who might be visiting the apartment daily.

We are a generation who shops online and depend online for a lot of our needs and desires. Therefore, we receive parcels often. Sometimes, these parcels are scheduled to be delivered during hours when no one is available to receive them in person. ADDA Gatekeeper helps to inform the gate personnel of any parcel that is expected and they can simply keep it with themselves till one can collect it at their convenience.

The Ghost of Multiplying Expenditure

Ledgers and Excel sheets might seem low cost initially. However, their cumulative expense in the long run is high, considering they are majorly flawed. Ledgers and Excel sheets do not help to monitor visitors in real time. Gatekeeper does. It can track if delivery persons, cab drivers, staff members are overstaying or not. It also helps to check pilferaging and might even help to stop petty thefts by issuing gift passes to individuals who walk out with possessions from the apartment. With manual methods, the efficiency depends a lot on the human factor. It is not easy-breezy to trick an app. It takes care of loopholes, can be modified to requirements and helps deliver the kind of security a gated community with state of the art features deserve.

Security is an immense duty. It cannot be left entirely to the judgement of humans prone to fallacies. It demands the extra edge of precision which nothing other than technology can provide. Gatekeeper was not built with the objective to replace humans; it was envisioned with the motivation to empower the security personnel who have taken upon their shoulders to protect the common people on a daily basis.

Also, read Gated Communities – The Future of Affordable Housing.

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Apartment Security App, ADDA Gatekeeper in PC (using browser)

Now use the Apartment Security App, ADDA GateKeeper using the device of your choice! It’s the era of device independence!

Introducing the all new ADDA Gatekeeper App in Web.

GateKeeper PC

Why is having Apartment Security App, ADDA GateKeeper on Browser a big deal?

This is mainly because of 2 reasons:

1. Every Residential Community typically has a unique Security Setup: Security Gate design, number of entry/exit gates, etc. Ability to use ADDA GateKeeper on a PC, helps in setting up the Security Model as per your unique requirements.

Example: A centralized security system running in a desktop, paired with multiple Android devices working around it, between which data sync happens seamlessly.

2. Having a robust device is the core to having a robust Security Infrastructure. If you have a dedicated Security Cabin, with good amount of visitor traffic at the Gate, having a dedicated PC, is a long term solution for having visitor management online.

Contact our expert Security Consulting group in case you need help with designing/re-thinking your Security Infrastructure.

About the Apartment Security App, ADDA GateKeeper:

The ADDA Gatekeeper App is the perfect solution for visitor management, which brings the security gate online. It manages all the entries and exits at the gate. One can get notified, whenever a visitor/staff visits their apartment. Also, approve or deny a visitor, with just a tap of a finger in the Apartment Security App.

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The Gatekeeper app  has various useful features. Whenever a visitor is at the gate, the security guard can capture and verify the details of the visitor. Verification can be done either by app notification, intercom or by phone call. The app has different sections for entry and exit records of visitors. Also, one can keep track of all the staff and maintain their attendance records.

The Gatekeeper App in Web fully resonates the Gatekeeper App with all the functionalities.

Here are the salient features released as a part of the new Gatekeeper App in Web:

  • Ability to capture and verify visitor details at the Gate
  • Sending real time notifications on visitors to residents and getting their approval/denial through App notifications
  • Integration with Bluetooth Gate Pass Printers.
  • Integration with bio metric devices to keep records of staff attendance

and much more….

So what are you waiting for?

Get in touch with us and we will help you setup your own custom security infrastructure.

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7 Ways How Gate Management System, ADDA Can Help You Celebrate This New Year

New Year is around the corner and it’s almost time to bid adieu to 2017. New Year’s Eve is a time to reflect on the past and revel in the great big beautiful tomorrow.  Residents are busy planning on making  the new year eve celebrations a Delightful experience in their home & community

Make this New Year’s eve a fantastic night for you and your neighbours. We’re here to help you plan and execute your New Year Celebrations.

So for all aspiring party hosts of this year, here’s how Gate Management System ADDA can help you throw the best new year bash ever!

Expected visitors

Do you have a long list of expected visitors this festive season? And those many annoying calls from your security guard, asking to verify your Guests?

That’s all old stories now!

ADDA GateKeeper - Expected Visitors

Add your guests as Expected Visitors using your ADDA GateKeeper App and make them feel special. Security Guards will let your Guests through without making them stand in the long queue at the gate trying to make entries. Welcome your Guests this season, to your Home with this smart technology.

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Gift-Pass

Are you planning to gift something special to your Domestic Help (Maid, Cook, Driver, etc.) this festive season?

gift pass ADDA

You can add it as a Gift-Pass in your Gate Management System, ADDA GateKeeper and your staff can walk out of the Security Gate, without being asked Gratuitous questions by the Security.

Panic Alert in Gate Management System

Well, what if things do not go the way you planned, do not PANIC. Raise a Panic Alert. With your house, all arrayed up for the celebrations and with guests in your house, you do not want to take a chance.

ADDA App - Panic Alert

Security Guards are immediately notified on raising a Panic Alert and they can hurry to your help. On the other hand, a few of your neighbours also get notified. This assures you get immediate help in case of an emergency.

HelpDesk

You want to start the new year with a glowing new-like home, Don’t you?

And you been neglecting that ever blinking light in your balcony or that leaking tap in the kitchen? What you can do is raise a ticket through HelpDesk in the ADDA App, and your society help (plumber/electrician) would come and get them fixed.

Facility Booking

Planning to host a new year’s party this time?and not able to find a place to host it, then why not book a facility from your community. All you have to do is open Facility Booking in the App, check for availability and confirm your booking by making a payment right from the App.

Notices

This feature is mainly for the Management Committee members. If at all you want to announce any specific Guidelines or want to announce the specifics of your community event. All you have to do is post a Notice in ADDA Admin App and your message goes right to the phone of all residents.

Conversations

Our all-seeing Discussion Forum can be used for coming together as a community.  A lot of good things start happening when neighbours come together to work towards solving common issues. Our discussion forum brings together the collective knowledge of the community to your disposal.

So, wait no more! Hurry! download the App if you have not done it already and gear up for your New Year preparations!

Let the festivities begin!  Gather, socialize and forge friendships that will last a lifetime. Welcome the new year with joy and peace. Happy New Year everyone from all of us here at ADDA, May the year ahead bring you nothing but joy and prosperity!

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