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Spintly focuses on changing the way we do things and improve human efficiency. Spintly Smart Access Control technology helps one gain access to your secure spaces by simply using your smart phone and helps you get rid of your access control card.
The products have been developed by a team of integrative thinkers led by visionary leaders who firmly believe that quality and innovation does not have to come at a high cost. With this principle Spintly aims to develop high quality, innovative and cost effective products and solutions.

 Rohin Prakar is the Co-founder and CEO at Spintly. In an interaction with The Tech Pod, Rohin talks about tremendous scope of IoT in India. Read more! 

Tell us something about yourself and what does Spintly do?

Rohin Parkar is the CEO and Co-Founder of Spintly. Rohin is a great example of reverse brain drain where he spent 12 years of his life in USA working for companies like Motorola, Nokia and Broadcom and returned back to India in 2017 with an intent to start a tech company in India. And he got full support from his Co-Founder Malcolm Dsouza who shared a similar vision and a dream. Rohin has about 18 years of core technology experience and 2 previous start-up experiences before he started Spintly.

Spintly is the world’s first truly wireless, BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) mesh powered smart access control platform. Spintly provides frictionless, touch-less, mobile-based access control and attendance management solutions for enterprise, hospitality and residential applications. The simple mission Spintly has is “Simplifying access control”. Spintly helps eliminate more that 90% of the wired infrastructure needed for access control systems and saves more than 70% in labour and infrastructure cost. Spintly has created a paradigm shift in the access control world and is leading this global transformation of using IoT for access control.

Spintly is built upon firm values that foster innovation and continuous improvement. The founders took a special interest in developing local talent from surrounding universities into world-class engineers. Their team consists of young passionate minds that do not consider what they do as just a job. It is a community where the thirst for knowledge and logical thinking is highly valued.

What is the current scope of the Internet of Things in India?

Internet of Things (IoT) has tremendous scope in India. India is a huge, diverse and densely populated country. In the context of India IoT has various use cases. From traffic management, waste management to Agriculture. IoT can have an impact on various segments of the society. In the current situation where Covid-19 has forced people to stay indoors the need to be able to do things remotely has become top priority. IoT allows remote monitoring & control of various physical processes. It is no longer sufficient to collect data anymore the data has to be pushed to the cloud where it can be analyzed and important decisions can be made based on this data. Some of the key growth areas would be remote utility metering. It will no longer be feasible to send a person to capture the meter readings. Another area would be touchless payments and public transport where smartphone will play an important role in the transaction.

How is the Internet of Things (IoT) affecting security?

When it comes to physical security there 3 main things to be considered. Access control, Intrusion detection and Video surveillance. Now all these systems so far have been standalone systems working on this own locally. A lot of wiring and cabling is needed to put such systems in place and hence adoption of such solutions has been slow mainly die to the high cost and effort required. Now with IoT all these solutions can be combined and that too without any expensive hardware required. Imagine you are sitting at your office in Mumbai and you have a ware house in Nasik. You receive a notification that an employee opened the ware house door. You quickly click on the camera Icon and you start seeing the video feed of the warehouse. Or Another case where at night you get a notification that some unauthorized person opened the door. You can instantaneously see who the intruder is and take necessary action like do a lockdown of the Warehouse remotely so the intruder is stuck inside the warehouse.

What are the most significant advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) that people are not aware of?

When it come to IoT people only think about a wifi enabled device which connects to the internet. There are various other technology options available to enable IoT solutions. Here are some of the key promising technologies. Bluetooth and BLE-mesh which we use at Spintly. LORA is another powerful technology for outdoor IoT applications. LORA has a very long range and is suited for wide area networks. NB-IoT is another technology similar to LORA and may be one of the key drivers of growth for IoT. IoT is come to a point that it is almost possible capture data without any wiring other than for power. Other technologies which can be used for IoT application include Zigbee, Thread and ANT.

What does the “Internet of Things” mean for the future of the IT industry?

The IT industry in India has been catering to oversees as well as local MNCs with IT solutions which more than often are focused on data analytics and business intelligence. The effectiveness of any such IT solutions is dependent on the quality of data used for the analysis. More the data points available better will be the insight one will get into the process being studied. Now this data is often generated from physical processes like movement of goods, opening of doors, changes in temperature or any other physical parameter. IoT makes it possible to collect such data in a cost-effective manner and thus quadruples the amount of insight one can get into their own business.  Coupled with advanced data analytics, ML and AI, IoT has a promising future for our Country.

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