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How technology at the gate manages security and community living post COVID-19?

In these unprecedented times, regular life has taken a beating with the majority of basic needs stores shut in the country. Millions of people living in gated communities depend on technology like e-commerce to combat this situation locally. Let’s take a look at the various apps and solutions that are helping make things easier for gated communities during this stressful time.

1. MyGate

MyGate is a mobile-based management solution for gated communities that enhances the safety, security, and operations of complexes. The app simplifies life for the residents, RWAs, security guards, and the facility managers in a gated society. Over 2 million homes, in 10,000+ societies, use this app to reduce daily hassles, such as authorizing entry of visitors, delivery executives, paying maintenance bills, etc.

MyGate has developed Health @ the Gate, a set of features built to enhance the safety of gated communities during the pandemic COVID 19.

Health @ the Gate includes Leave at Gate, which enables societies to facilitate completely contactless, secure, and hassle-free delivery management. The residents of a society choose to leave their delivery at the gate. All they need to do to collect their parcel is to share a code with the guard.

Another feature of Health @ the Gate is Vendor at Gate using which societies can set up notifications for the arrival of vendors on the app. This is helping society residents stay informed each time a local vendor with daily essentials arrives at their society gate.

With MyGate’s exclusive partnerships with grocery, pharma, and newspaper brands, societies can enjoy express delivery of essential services.

MyGate residents can get exclusive express delivery programs, discounts on online medical consultations, health checkups, online pharmacy deliveries etc. MyGate is also offering free e-paper to its users, uninterrupted updates from 14 newspapers.

2. Swiggy and Zomato

With most people working from home or in quarantine at home, to avoid the risk of the spread of COVID-19,  Swiggy and Zomato took steps to introduce “contactless” food delivery for the safety of its delivery staff and customers.

Swiggy is a food ordering and delivery platform in India that acts as a bridge between customers and restaurants. This food tech company allows customers to order food from nearby restaurants and get it delivered to their doorstep. Swiggy launched “No-contact deliveries” to limit the contact between the customer and the delivery. Swiggy users can select No-delivery Contact at checkout when ordering food. The Swiggy delivery executive will leave the order at the customers’ society gate and send a picture to the customer to ensure that the order has been received.

Zomato is an Indian restaurant aggregator and food delivery start-up that provides information, menus, and user-reviews of restaurants as well as food delivery options from partner restaurants in select cities. Zomato also made Contactless food delivery through its ‘delivery instructions’ feature. Zomato users can choose the kind of delivery they want on the app. The Zomato delivery executive will leave the order outside the door of the customer’s premises and send a picture to the customer to ensure that the order has been received.

3. Dunzo

Dunzo is an app that provides delivery services in Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurugram, Pune, Chennai, Jaipur, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. Dunzo connects you to the nearest delivery partner who will then make purchases, pick up items from any store or restaurant in the city and bring them to you. The hyperlocal delivery platform, Dunzo has become the lifeline of millions of users living in metropolitan cities during the pandemic. People already familiar with Dunzo are ordering more through the app. At the same time, Dunzo has seen a rise in users as many recently discovered the convenience it provides. Dunzo is helping people stay indoors and stay safe as their delivery partners are on the streets ensuring people have access to daily essentials whether it’s groceries or medicines. The hyperlocal delivery startup is now focusing only on groceries and medicines since orders for all non-essentials have been stopped.

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