Avoid A ‘Home Alone’ Situation With The Gatekeeper App

Remember Harry and Marv? The tiny short-tempered man and the tall dumb one, who terrorised the living daylights out of a naughty 8-year-old called Kevin McCallister?

Yes. We’re talking about the plot of the 1990 blockbuster movie, Home Alone, where the bad guys ultimately end up paying for their crimes, behind bars. While the movie served its purpose of entertaining people and raking in some big moolah, the depiction of events hold no semblance in the real world.

Now, imagine a country like India where there are thousands of Harrys and Marvs – probably a lot more deadlier – goofing off in every major metropolis, and most probably in an area surrounding you too. How do you keep your apartment and your kids from witnessing or being victims to rancid, violent Home Alone-esque occurrences?


Gatekeeper Home Alone


The answer lies with choosing an effective and efficient security system of course, like the Gatekeeper app by ApnaComplex, one of India’s leading security solutions providers. It’s quite like a benevolent all-seeing eye watching over your kids. Here is a scenario on how Gatekeeper can effortlessly handle it without the guard having to break a sweat.


The Trespassing And The Break-In

Remember when Kevin, despite all his best efforts, could no longer hold the “There are people in the house” act? Well, the criminal twosome from the Wet Bandits gang decided to invite themselves into the McCallister household, which spelled more trouble for the obnoxious little kid.

However, when you get Gatekeeper, the visitor tracking app, there is no chance of random strangers gaining unauthorised access to your apartment complex, let alone your doorstep.




The All-Seeing Guard

For a visitor to enter your apartment complex, they will need to provide brief details of the resident they are going to visit and their door number at the security booth. For the information to be rechecked correctly with the resident, the guard has the option to then send a text message or call the resident and confirm whether they are expecting a visitor.

Once the authenticity (or the apparent lack thereof) of the visitor’s request is ascertained, one can figure out whether a visitor is around for the right reasons or not!

Having a high-security feature in the form of a user-friendly app will not just help you avoid the Home Alone situation, but will also play a key part in safeguarding the well-being of your kids and your entire family.

Apartment Complex Essentials – Tips for Organized Moving

Apartment Complex Essentials - Tips for Organized MovingMoving in can be an overwhelming experience. It is difficult to keep a track of everything even if you take time for organizing and packing things. Hence, it is always a good idea to make a checklist that will help you reduce stress and also keep a track of loose ends. Here’s a checklist that can be used while moving in to a new place.

Things to Do at Least 6 Weeks before Moving

  • Make a checklist or maintain a notebook to keep track of all the moving information at a single place.
  • Plan on whether you plan on hiring a moving company or you want to move out on your own.
  • If you plan on hiring a moving company, then do a well planned research on which company you plan to hire.
  • If you plan on moving to a place, which is far off from the current place you are staying in, cross check whether you need any special considerations such as arranging for auto shipping.
  • Make an appropriate estimate of the costs you think you would incur.
  • Run a check on the lease agreement for the current apartment and get an idea of how much you would have to pay to move out.
  • You have to find out if there are any formalities before moving in to the new place.
  • Set up a meeting with an insurance agent and get your renter’s insurance figured out for your new apartment. Make sure you cancel all your current policies when you plan to move out.
  • Prepare a list of all the people who need to be intimated and contacted before you move out. The list should ideally include doctors, creditors, friends, former employees and schools.
  • Start moving smaller items into boxes.
  • Give a notice to the owner of the current apartment.

Things to do 4-5 Weeks before You Move

  • Make a list of all the valuable items that need special care while moving.
  • Donate away items that are not needed.
  • Finish off all the detergent and frozen food items before moving out.
  • Transfer all your newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
  • Inform your employer that you would want to take a day off for moving into a new apartment.
  • If you are moving to a different state, make sure that you get your car tags and driving license updated.
  • Close all the accounts that are not to be moved such as checking, savings, P.O. Boxes, safe deposit boxes, etc.

Things to do 2 to 3 Weeks before You Move

  • Return any library items or other material that you have bought on rent.
  • Make a meal chart that helps you make use of all the food items that is stored in your refrigerator.

The Final Week

  • Confirm your meeting with cable or other Internet services.
  • Confirm moving out details with the movers company that you have hired.
  • Pack all the essentials that you would need immediately after moving in to the new apartment.
  • A final apartment check is needed to make sure you have not left out anything.

Get your Society on ApnaComplex – Today!

ApnaComplex is India’s most comprehensive web based housing society accounting, management and communication software. It is designed to make the life of residents and owners a lot better by bringing in more transparency and accountability in managing a housing society. Check out the features of ApnaComplex and sign up your society today to get the benefits! We offer a free 30-day trial as well so that you can try before you buy!