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Background

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Background

PROBLEM

Problem

Problem

Problem

PROBLEM

Manual and time-consuming tenant management practices in prominent residential societies

To address the problems faced by the tenants because of the manual and time-consuming nature of the tenant management practices in big residential societies. 

Manual and time-consuming tenant management practices in prominent residential societies

To address the problems faced by the tenants because of the manual and time-consuming nature of the tenant management practices in big residential societies. 

SOLUTION

Solution

Solution

Solution

SOLUTION

I designed a tenant management app that provides online support to the tenants' daily problems regarding their rented apartment spaces. 

Designed a tenant management app which reduces the gap between the tenants and management offices by providing online supports to most of the tenants' daily problems regarding their rented apartment spaces. The features of the app include: 

I designed a tenant management app that provides online support to the tenants' daily problems regarding their rented apartment spaces. 

Designed a tenant management app which reduces the gap between the tenants and management offices by providing online supports to most of the tenants' daily problems regarding their rented apartment spaces. The features of the app include: 

Online society orientation sessions
Digitized rent payment process via card, bank accounts, and 3rd party payment platforms
Online maintenance management process providing explicit ETAs and ensuring quality service
Easy guests management by adding guests via the app
An emergency section in the app that offers same day service

  • Option for attending society orientations online
  • Digitizing rent payment process and inclusion of 3rd party payment mediums
  • Online maintenance process providing explicit ETAs and ensuring quality service. 
  • Easy guests management by adding guests via the app. 
  • The critical section in the app provides service the same day.
  • Online society orientation sessions
  • Digitized rent payment process via card, bank accounts, and 3rd party payment platforms

  • Online maintenance management process providing explicit ETAs and ensuring quality service

  • Easy guests management by adding guests via the app

  • An emergency section in the app that offers same day service

  • Option for attending society orientations online. 
  • Digitizing rent payment process and inclusion of 3rd party payment mediums
  • Online maintenance process providing explicit ETAs and ensuring quality service. 
  • Easy guests management by adding guests via the app. 
  • A critical section in the app provides service the same day.

DURATION

Duration

Duration

Duration

DURATION

Nov 2017 - Jan 2018 
Aug 2018 - Jan 2019 (re-designed)

Nov 2017 - Jan 2018 
Aug 2018 - Jan 2019 (re-designed)

Nov 2017 - Jan 2018 
Aug 2018 - Jan 2019 (re-designed)

Nov 2017 - Jan 2018 
Aug 2018 - Jan 2019 (re-designed)

ROLE

My Role

My Role

My Role

ROLE

UX Research & design, and visual design

Sole designer doing UX Research & design, and visual design. 

UX Research & design, and visual design

Sole designer doing UX Research & design, and visual design. 

PROCESS

Process

Process

PROCESS

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UX RESEARCH

UX RESEARCH

UX RESEARCH

UX RESEARCH

Affinity Mapping

Affinity Mapping

Affinity Mapping

Affinity Mapping

Being a tenant myself, I began with exploratory research. I noted all primary issues that my neighbors and I face daily and clustered the data into broader categories to design user interview questions.

Being a tenant myself, I began exploratory research and jotted down all the primary issues that I face daily w.r.t. my rented house and further grouped the data into broader categories and designed interview questions around them.

Being a tenant myself, I began with exploratory research. I noted all primary issues that my neighbors and I face daily and clustered the data into broader categories to design user interview questions.

Being a tenant myself, I began exploratory research and jotted down all the primary issues that I face daily w.r.t. my rented house and further grouped the data into broader categories and designed interview questions around them.

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UX RESEARCH

UX RESEARCH

UX RESEARCH

UX RESEARCH

User Interviews

Affinity Mapping

Affinity Mapping

Interviews

I conducted interviews with other tenants to get a more profound knowledge of the problems and their behaviors. The rich data gathered during the process helped me in further increasing the sample space of problems.

Conducted interviews with the tenants living in the US to get a deeper knowledge of the problems faced by the tenants staying rented spaces. The rich data gathered during the process helped me in further increasing the sample space of problems. Few details of the interviews and the questions are mentioned below.

I conducted interviews with other tenants to get a more profound knowledge of the problems and their behaviors. The rich data gathered during the process helped me in further increasing the sample space of problems.

Conducted interviews with the tenants living in the US to get a deeper knowledge of the problems faced by the tenants staying rented spaces. The rich data gathered during the process helped me in further increasing the sample space of problems. Few details of the interviews and the questions are mentioned below.

THOUGHTS SHARED DURING THE INTERVIEWS

THOUGHTS SHARED DURING THE INTERVIEWS

THOUGHTS SHARED DURING THE INTERVIEWS

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STUDENT

STUDENT

STUDENT

He has to raise a guest request, get it approved, and be physically present in the Security office when his friends visit him. He wishes to have a relaxation for known visitors or an online system to raise the guest requests.

Every-time his friends have to visit him, he has to raise a guest request, get it approved and be physically present in Security office when his friends arrive. Wishes to have a relaxation for known visitors or an online system to raise the guest requests.

He has to raise a guest request, get it approved, and be physically present in the Security office when his friends visit him. He wishes to have a relaxation for known visitors or an online system to raise the guest requests.

Every-time his friends have to visit him, he has to raise a guest request, get it approved and be physically present in Security office when his friends arrive. Wishes to have a relaxation for known visitors or an online system to raise the guest requests.

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RETIRED PERSON

RETIRED PERSON

RETIRED PERSON

RETIRED PERSON

Uses a wheelchair and cannot visit banks and offices frequently to pay rents or to report any maintenance issues. Also, due to Alzheimer's disease, he often forgets to carry his keys while going out.

Uses a wheelchair and cannot visit banks and offices frequently to pay rents or to report any maintenance issues. Always have a fear of getting mugged by the visitor maintenance agents. Also, due to Alzheimer's disease, often forgets to carry his keys while going out.

Uses a wheelchair and cannot visit banks and offices frequently to pay rents or to report any maintenance issues. Also, due to Alzheimer's disease, he often forgets to carry his keys while going out.

Uses a wheelchair and cannot visit banks and offices frequently to pay rents or to report any maintenance issues. Always have a fear of getting mugged by the visitor maintenance agents. Also, due to Alzheimer's disease, often forgets to carry his keys while going out.

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HR MANAGER

HR MANAGER

HR MANAGER

A mother of two always has to take out time from her busy schedule to make rent payments. Often misses her deadlines and ends up paying late charges. 

A mother of two always have to take out time from her busy schedule to make rent payments. Often misses her deadlines and ends up paying late charges. Complaints about the system being outdated and mentions about third party payment portals being secure and quick for transferring funds to the owner.

A mother of two always has to take out time from her busy schedule to make rent payments. Often misses her deadlines and ends up paying late charges. 

A mother of two always has to take out time from her busy schedule to make rent payments. Often misses her deadlines and ends up paying late charges. Complaints about the system are outdated and mention about third-party payment portals being secure and quick for transferring funds to the owner.

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SOFTWARE ENGG. 

SOFTWARE ENGG. 

SOFTWARE ENGG. 

Has a personal experience of gas leakage problem in one of his previous rented space. Faced a hard time looking for an agency that could arrive quickly to fix the problem.

Has a personal experience of gas leakage problem in one of his previous rented space. Had hard times looking for an agency which could arrive quickly to fix the problem.

He has personal experience of gas leakage problem in one of his previous rented space. He has faced a hard time looking for an agency that could arrive quickly to fix the problem.

Has a personal experience of gas leakage problem in one of his previous rented space. Had hard times looking for an agency which could arrive quickly to fix the problem.

AREAS TO FOCUS

AREAS TO FOCUS

AREAS TO FOCUS

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UX DESIGN

UX DESIGN

UX DESIGN

UX DESIGN

Ideation

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Affinity Mapping

Ideation

Based on the opportunity areas, I started brainstorming solutions to the problems faced. Below are the ideas for the issues faced by the tenants. 

Based on the opportunity areas, I started brainstorming solutions to the problems faced. Below are the ideas with respect to the problems faced by the tenants. 

Based on the opportunity areas, I started brainstorming solutions to the problems faced. Below are the ideas for the issues faced by the tenants. 

Based on the opportunity areas, I started brainstorming solutions to the problems faced. Below are the ideas with respect to the problems faced by the tenants. 

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ORIENTATION

ORIENTATION

ORIENTATION

  • Provide a 24 hours link for taking orientation online
  • Rescheduling option in for in-person orientation
  • Explain the benefits of online orientation while the user waits for the in-person session
  • Provide customer care number on the waiting screen for in-person orientations
  • Provide a 24 hours link for taking orientation online.  
  • A choice to select from videos or written documents for online orientations.
  • Questionnaires at the end of each online session.
  • Provide keys the very next day a tenant finishes with online orientations. 
  • Calendar view with available dates for in-person orientations. 
  • Rescheduling option in for in-person orientation.
  • Suggest users move to online orientations by explaining their benefits while the tenant is waiting for the in-person orientation sessions. 
  • Reimbursements of the travel charges in terms of points that can be used to pay the monthly rent. 
  • Provide customer care number on the waiting screen for in-person orientations. 
  • Provide a 24 hours link for taking orientation online
  • Rescheduling option in for in-person orientation
  • Explain the benefits of online orientation while the user waits for the in-person session
  • Provide customer care number on the waiting screen for in-person orientations
  • Provide a 24 hours link for taking orientation online.  
  • A choice to select from videos or written documents for online orientations.
  • Questionnaires at the end of each online session.
  • Provide keys the very next day a tenant finishes with online orientations. 
  • Calendar view with available dates for in-person orientations. 
  • Rescheduling option in for in-person orientation.
  • Suggest users move to online orientations by explaining their benefits while the tenant is waiting for the in-person orientation sessions. 
  • Reimbursements of the travel charges in terms of points that can be used to pay the monthly rent. 
  • Provide customer care number on the waiting screen for in-person orientations. 
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PAYMENTS

PAYMENTS

PAYMENTS

  • Provide a payment portal through an app or from the rental office's website. 
  • Allow payment through third-party companies like Google Pay, Apple Pay, Zelle, etc
  • Recurring payment option
  • Provide a payment portal through an app or from the rental office's website. 
  • Allow payment through third-party companies like Google Pay, Apple Pay, Zelle, etc. 
  • Provide payment reminders. 
  • Provide a grace period based on payment history.
  • Facility for a one-time payment for some months. 
  • Recurring payment options. 
  • Provide a payment portal through an app or from the rental office's website. 
  • Allow payment through third-party companies like Google Pay, Apple Pay, Zelle, etc
  • Recurring payment option
  • Provide a payment portal through an app or from the rental office's website. 
  • Allow payment through third-party companies like Google Pay, Apple Pay, Zelle, etc. 
  • Provide payment reminders. 
  • Provide a grace period based on payment history.
  • Facility for a one-time payment for some months. 
  • Recurring payment options. 
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MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

  • Online maintenance requests through a mobile application
  • Frequent maintenance categories should quickly
  • Option to schedule the maintenance activity according to the tenant's availability
  • Explicitly provide ETAs for the requests
  • Provide an opportunity to increase the priority of the activity
  • Online maintenance requests through a mobile application
  • Management decides the charges of the work done (thus ensuring better quality and cheaper rates). 
  • Default categories of maintenance to be addressed quickly like plumbing, electricals, carpentry, lawn-moving, etc. 
  • Let tenants schedule the maintenance activity according to their availability. 
  • Explicitly provide ETAs for the requests. 
  • Address requests with respect to the priority of work. 
  • Option to increase the priority of the activity. 
  • Online maintenance requests through a mobile application

  • Frequent maintenance categories should quickly

  • Option to schedule the maintenance activity according to the tenant's availability

  • Explicitly provide ETAs for the requests

  • Provide an opportunity to increase the priority of the activity

  • Online maintenance requests through a mobile application
  • Management decides the charges of the work done (thus ensuring better quality and cheaper rates). 
  • Default categories of maintenance to be addressed quickly like plumbing, electricals, carpentry, lawn-moving, etc. 
  • Let tenants schedule the maintenance activity according to their availability. 
  • Explicitly provide ETAs for the requests. 
  • Address requests with respect to the priority of work. 
  • Option to increase the priority of the activity. 
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GUESTS

GUESTS

GUESTS

  • Raise guest pass requests via an app
  • Upload ID proof to verify the guest
  • Provide QR code to the tenant as well as guests to scan the same at the security office before entry
  • Allow preparation of the guest list
  • Raise guest pass requests via an app. 
  • Upload ID proof to verify the guest. 
  • Provide QR code to the tenant as well as guests to scan the same at the security office before entry. 
  • Allow preparation of the guest list. 
  • Option to modify and delete guest passes. 
  • Maintenance agents guest pass to be directly reflected in the main area of the app. 
  • Raise guest pass requests via an app
  • Upload ID proof to verify the guest
  • Provide QR code to the tenant as well as guests to scan the same at the security office before entry
  • Allow preparation of the guest list
  • Raise guest pass requests via an app. 
  • Upload ID proof to verify the guest. 
  • Provide QR code to the tenant as well as guests to scan the same at the security office before entry. 
  • Allow preparation of the guest list. 
  • Option to modify and delete guest passes. 
  • Maintenance agents guest pass to be directly reflected in the main area of the app. 

UX DESIGN

UX DESIGN

UX DESIGN

UX DESIGN

Low Fidelity Prototype

Low Fidelity Prototype

Low Fidelity Prototype

Low Fidelity Prototype

I created a low fidelity paper prototype based on all the ideas captured during the ideation phase and tried to build a generic mobile app experience. I tested it with a couple of potential users and received their valuable feedback and suggestions. 

I created a Low fidelity paper prototype based on all the ideas captured during the ideation phase and tried to build a generic mobile app experience. I tested it with a couple of potential users and received their valuable feedback and suggestions. 

I created a low fidelity paper prototype based on all the ideas captured during the ideation phase and tried to build a generic mobile app experience. I tested it with a couple of potential users and received their valuable feedback and suggestions. 

I created a Low fidelity paper prototype based on all the ideas captured during the ideation phase and tried to build a generic mobile app experience. I tested it with a couple of potential users and received their valuable feedback and suggestions. 

UX DESIGN

UX DESIGN

UX DESIGN

UX DESIGN

UX Flow

Low Fidelity Prototype

Low Fidelity Prototype

UX Flow

I used UX Flow diagrams to create an information hierarchy of each screen and tailored them together to provide an effortless and natural experience to the users

"From just ideas to screens" - I used UX Flow diagrams to create information hierarchy of each screen and tailored them together with an aim to provide an effortless and natural experience to the users. 

I used UX Flow diagrams to create an information hierarchy of each screen and tailored them together to provide an effortless and natural experience to the user

"From just ideas to screens" - I used UX Flow diagrams to create information hierarchy of each screen and tailored them together with an aim to provide an effortless and natural experience to the users. 

VISUAL DESIGN

VISUAL DESIGN

VISUAL DESIGN

VISUAL DESIGN

High Fidelity Prototype

Low Fidelity Prototype

Low Fidelity Prototype

High Fidelity Prototype

Screen designing was a difficult job at the beginning. Material Design system came to my rescue. Each components had explicit specifications and different case studies for inspiration catered to the creative need of the application

Screen designing was a difficult job at the beginning. Material Design system came to my rescue. The explicitly mentioned specs of each element gave me concrete guidelines to follow, and on the other hand, different case studies for inspiration catered to the creative need of the application. 

Screen designing was a difficult job at the beginning. Material Design system came to my rescue. Each component had explicit specifications and different case studies for inspiration catered to the creative need of the application.

Screen designing was a difficult job at the beginning. Material Design system came to my rescue. The explicitly mentioned specs of each element gave me concrete guidelines to follow, and on the other hand, different case studies for inspiration catered to the creative need of the application. 

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TYPOGRAPHY

TYPOGRAPHY

Mi Casa uses a single typeface - Lato. The sans-serif typeface provides uniformity and consistency in the UI elements across the application. 

Mi Casa uses a single typeface - Lato. The sans-serif typeface provides uniformity and consistency in the UI elements across the application. 

Mi Casa uses a single typeface - Lato. The sans-serif typeface provides uniformity and consistency in the UI elements across the application. 

Mi Casa uses a single typeface - Lato. The sans-serif typeface provides uniformity and consistency in the UI elements across the application. 

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COLORS

COLORS

A modern home inspired the color palate. The turquoise of the furniture provides freshness, the hint of Red from the furniture stands out bold while the faded yellow of the walls provides a warm and welcoming look to the application

The colors of the application are inspired by the colors of the interiors of modern homes. The turquoise of the furniture provides freshness, the hint of Red from the furniture stands out bold while the faded yellow of the walls provides a warm and welcoming look to the application. 

A modern home inspired the color palate. The turquoise of the furniture provides freshness; the hint of Red from the furniture stands out bold while the faded yellow of the walls provides a warm and welcoming look to the application.

The colors of the application are inspired by the colors of the interiors of modern homes. The turquoise of the furniture provides freshness, the hint of Red from the furniture stands out bold while the faded yellow of the walls provides a warm and welcoming look to the application. 

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ILLUSTRATIONS

ILLUSTRATIONS

The illustrations are designed on similar lines with the colors selected for the application. 

The illustrations are designed on similar lines with the colors selected for the application. 

The illustrations are designed on similar lines with the colors selected for the application. 

The illustrations are designed on similar lines with the colors selected for the application. 

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ICONOGRAPHY

ICONOGRAPHY

The Iconography of Mi Casa consist of outlined and filled icons. While most of the icons are used from Material Design Icons, I have tried to create some Icons following material design guidelines for iconography. 

The Iconography of Mi Casa consist of outlined and filled icons. While most of the icons are used from Material Design Icons, I have tried to create some Icons following material design guidelines for iconography. 

The Iconography of Mi Casa consist of outlined and filled icons. While most of the icons are used from Material Design Icons, I have tried to create some Icons following material design guidelines for iconography. 

The Iconography of Mi Casa consist of outlined and filled icons. While most of the icons are used from Material Design Icons, I have tried to create some Icons following material design guidelines for iconography. 

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1. Outlined Icon for Emergency, 2. Other Icons in filled states. 

VISUAL DESIGN

VISUAL DESIGN

VISUAL DESIGN

VISUAL DESIGN

Final Design

Low Fidelity Prototype

Low Fidelity Prototype

Final Design

Introducing Mi Casa, a product carefully tailored product to cater to the daily needs of people living in a rented space, however small they might be. Mi Casa allows you to take orientations, make rent payments, raise maintenance requests, and invite guests to your house from your fingertips, thus saving a considerable amount of time and money spent on these activities. 

Introducing Mi Casa, a product carefully tailored product to cater to the daily needs of people living in a rented space, however small they might be. Mi Casa allows you to take orientations, make rent payments, raise maintenance requests and invite guests to your house from your fingertips thus saving a huge amount of time and money spent on these activities. 

Introducing Mi Casa, a product carefully tailored product to cater to the daily needs of people living in a rented space, however small they might be. Mi Casa allows you to take orientations, make rent payments, raise maintenance requests, and invite guests to your house from your fingertips, thus saving a considerable amount of time and money spent on these activities. 

Introducing Mi Casa, a product carefully tailored product to cater to the daily needs of people living in a rented space, however small they might be. Mi Casa allows you to take orientations, make rent payments, raise maintenance requests and invite guests to your house from your fingertips thus saving a huge amount of time and money spent on these activities. 

Final Prototype Link: Mi Casa

Final Prototype Link: Mi Casa

Final Prototype Link: Mi Casa

Final Prototype Link: Mi Casa

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ORIENTATION

ORIENTATION

  • Take online or in-person sessions.
  • Sessions scheduled as per tenant's convinience. 
  • Short videos followed by easy questionnaires in an online session, to ensure tenants understand all the policies. 
  • Take online or in-person sessions.
  • Sessions scheduled as per tenant's convinience. 
  • Short videos followed by easy questionnaires in an online session, to ensure tenants understand all the policies. 
  • Take online or in-person sessions.
  • Sessions scheduled as per tenant's convinience. 
  • Short videos followed by easy questionnaires in an online session, to ensure tenants understand all the policies. 
  • Take online or in-person sessions.
  • Sessions scheduled as per tenant's convinience. 
  • Short videos followed by easy questionnaires in an online session, to ensure tenants understand all the policies. 

HOME

HOME

  • Blogs section to socialize with other members of society.
  • Notifications section to receive important alerts form society.
  • Events section to publicize or book tickets of the events taking place in the society. 
  • Blogs section to socialize with other members of society.
  • Notifications section to receive important alerts form society.
  • Events section to publicize or book tickets of the events taking place in the society. 
  • Blogs section to socialize with other members of society.
  • Notifications section to receive important alerts form society.
  • Events section to publicize or book tickets of the events taking place in the society. 
  • Blogs section to socialize with other members of society.
  • Notifications section to receive important alerts form society.
  • Events section to publicize or book tickets of the events taking place in the society. 
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PAYMENTS

PAYMENTS

  • Never miss payments deadlines by keeping an eye on the payments section of the app. 
  • Auto payments and Paperless billing features provide a hassle-free process. 
  • A choice to make payments via 3rd party applications.
  • Never miss payments deadlines by keeping an eye on the payments section of the app. 
  • Auto payments and Paperless billing features provide a hassle-free process. 
  • A choice to make payments via 3rd party applications.
  • Never miss payments deadlines by keeping an eye on the payments section of the app. 
  • Auto payments and Paperless billing features provide a hassle-free process. 
  • A choice to make payments via 3rd party applications.
  • Never miss payments deadlines by keeping an eye on the payments section of the app. 
  • Auto payments and Paperless billing features provide a hassle-free process. 
  • A choice to make payments via 3rd party applications.

MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

  • Quick and easy process to raise maintenance requests. 
  • Agent details and service ETA provided in the app.
  • Verified maintenance agencies to ensure safety for tenants from the agents.
  • Backend negotiations provide best services with less value. 
  • Quick and easy process to raise maintenance requests. 
  • Agent details and service ETA provided in the app.
  • Verified maintenance agencies to ensure safety for tenants from the agents.
  • Backend negotiations provide best services with less value. 
  • Quick and easy process to raise maintenance requests. 
  • Agent details and service ETA provided in the app.
  • Verified maintenance agencies to ensure safety for tenants from the agents.
  • Backend negotiations provide best services with less value. 
  • Quick and easy process to raise maintenance requests. 
  • Agent details and service ETA provided in the app.
  • Verified maintenance agencies to ensure safety for tenants from the agents.
  • Backend negotiations provide best services with less value. 
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GUESTS

GUESTS

  • Use of guests lists to raise guest pass quickly. 
  • Use of QR codes and centralized database, the tenants don't need to visit the security office to authenticate their guests. 
  • Use of guests lists to raise guest pass quickly. 
  • Use of QR codes and centralized database, the tenants don't need to visit the security office to authenticate their guests. 
  • Use of guests lists to raise guest pass quickly. 
  • Use of QR codes and centralized database, the tenants don't need to visit the security office to authenticate their guests. 
  • Use of guests lists to raise guest pass quickly. 
  • Use of QR codes and centralized database, the tenants don't need to visit the security office to authenticate their guests. 

EMERGENCY

EMERGENCY

  • One click button to call emergency services. 
  • Emergency services like locked outside the house, Gas leak, window break, pipe leakage, etc. on one click, to be addressed on the same day. 
  • One click button to call emergency services. 
  • Emergency services like locked outside the house, Gas leak, window break, pipe leakage, etc. on one click, to be addressed on the same day. 
  • One click button to call emergency services. 
  • Emergency services like locked outside the house, Gas leak, window break, pipe leakage, etc. on one click, to be addressed on the same day. 
  • One click button to call emergency services. 
  • Emergency services like locked outside the house, Gas leak, window break, pipe leakage, etc. on one click, to be addressed on the same day. 
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