MyGate Announces Annual Security Guard Day To Highlight The Contribution of The 8 Million-Strong Private Security Workforce

” The company will award 12 security heroes from around the country for their speciol efforts and launch a campaign to shed light on the profession’s contribution to making our lives safer ”

India, January 18th, 2019: MyGate, India’s leading gated community solution, has announced that it will be organizing Annual Security Guard Day, a yearly event to highlight and celebrate the impact of the 8 million-strong private security workforce. Every January 16 (also the date of the company’s founding in 2016), the MyGate team will organize and promote events and campaigns to spread awareness about their daily efforts and recognize special contributions in the private security field.

The main event in the first edition of Annual Security Guard Day, a ceremony to award 11 security heroes from around the country for their special efforts was conducted today. These guards had been selected from among the 1.7 lakh guards trained on the MyGate Guard App. The company flew in all the guards from different corners of the country for the event in Bengaluru today. Senior officials from security agencies as well as Management Committee members of prominent Bangalore gated communities attended the event.

The Heroes at MyGate have received a certificate, trophy, cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and MyGate merchandise. They are Annasaheb Chigare, Masang Marndi, Raghu R and Ranjan Kumar (Bangalore), Mithun Barik (Chennai), Gopal Khanna and Neetu Singh (Mumbai), Sanjiv Kumar and Gajend (Delhi/NCR), Sovan Jana (Kolkata), Manan Ali (Hyderabad) and Mahesh Baban Mandale (Pune).

MyGate is also launching a campaign to raise awareness about the immense contribution this single profession makes to society as a whole. Toward this, it has revealed numbers that showcase the daily effort of private security guards.

The Daily Demands On A Private Security Guard:

As per usage of the MyGate Guard App at 5500+ gated communities in 16 cities:

*A guard, on average, validates 343 visitors in an 8-hour shift, a near impossible task without the aid of technology.

*The work of guards increases in adverse weather conditions – particularly in the rainy season as the dependence of ecommerce (food, cabs, groceries, etc.) and, therefore, the number of visitors goes up, and the condition at the gate worsens as well. The average number of visitors to societies (per shift) were highest in Mumbai (437 in July) and Chennai (364 in November) during the rainy season and for Delhi in during the cold (399 in January).

*Other than visitor verification, guards also respond to a high number of other tasks on the MyGate Guard App to ensure order and security. These include attending to queries from residents (median of 47 phone calls/messages per day) and checking the status of delivery personnel who’ve overstayed their welcome on the premises (26 per day).

MyGate has always drawn insight from guards through informal meet-ups, it will now launch a structured, month-long programme wherein senior leadership from across functions will spend time shadowing guards across locations. This will help them better understand how the function is evolving and continue building smart solutions that make security professionals more effective as guardians of Indian homes and office spaces. This programme will begin with Vijay Arisetty (CEO), Abhishek Kumar (CoO) and Shreyans Daga (CTO) spending the day at the main gate of prominent societies in Bangalore.

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