Private security congress firms up fight against COVID-19, war on crime with launch of mobile app


Private security congress firms up fight against COVID-19, war on crime with launch of mobile ...

Private Security Congress and TownConnect on Monday launched an innovative digital security solution to enhance security of commercial and residential buildings and help more than 700,000 security officers across the country play an integral role in the fight against COVID-19.

The transformational solution, a media application system dubbed, Hodi Hodi enhances security of residents and tenants by digitising visitor management process and leverages contactless technology to detect and report potential COVID-19 cases.

“The App has a multifunctional interface that enables the guards to report any COVID-19 suspected cases, a key point of which the escalating number of Coronavirus cases would support screening and contact tracing allows SOS for quick response and has an E-Intercom and a crime and incident reporting Function,” said Private Security Congress Secretary General, Mr. Delano Kiilu.

Private Security Congress (PSC) draws its membership from private security associations across the country.

Hodi Hodi’s key features include E-Entry of visitors by touch of a button reducing human touch which helps manage COVID-19 Transmission, Approval and Pre-approval of all visitors into the compound.

The App co-developed by Town Connect with a team from Private Security Congress is customized to member associations’ specific requirements and provides a contactless solution which will enable guards to capture key details about visitors.

The product will allow security guards to be able to collect key details including I.D, facial photos, car plate numbers of every visitor who has access to residential compound and commercial office spaces.

“In response to COVID-19 and further security threats, Hodi Hodi digital solution will enable the implementation of a strategic solution that will address the urgent need for security companies to digitize processes and create a tamper proof pool of evidence needed during incident management and crime reporting as well manage digital capture and approvals for visitor entry and exit in homes and offices,” said Kiilu.

Security guards will also be able to register incidences and attach pictorial reports, have E – Intercom between guards and residents with number masking.

It also allows fleet management of field teams as well as admin and executive dashboards to manage the operations with ease of deployment countrywide with 24 hours of support service and extremely high security data storage in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) global standards and Kenyan Data protection laws.

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