This week, we interviewed Bobby Varghese from Jervis Systems.
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Bobby Varghese and I’m the Founder and CEO of Jervis Systems. We’re a Virginia-based software company that allows property managers to securely automate property access through both a browser-based and mobile app option. Jervis Systems uniquely allows individuals to remotely manage their property access through multiple options, including via a phone call, text message, secure voice command, unique per-use PIN, or mobile app.
We’re the first platform to offer a call and text-to-open access technology. We’re proud to offer this solution to our customers and our team is passionate about simplifying the art of access management for property managers and their guests.
What problem does your product/service solve?
Managing access to multiple properties and doors is complex and time-consuming for property managers. From years of experience in managing a 5-star corporate rental property, I know giving access to cleaning companies and handyman services at the right time is inconvenient and providing physical keys or the same self-check-in codes for each guest is an outdated, unsecure option.
The average property manager spends at least 4 hours per month to maintain each of their properties. When it comes to managing access to multiple properties in today’s rental management landscape, I found there was a need for a solution to make automated property access management smarter and easier at scale.
We launched Jervis Systems to help property managers avoid the time-suck of property management, without paying the premium pricing of management platforms that lack an easy and comprehensive approach to automating property access. For a monthly subscription fee, Jervis Systems allows our users to remotely schedule and automate access options for their team, cleaning company, maintenance service, and guests with the click of a button.
Also, our platform is secured with government-grade encryption. As someone who has spent 20+ years in the cybersecurity field, I believe in offering a solution that gives our customers peace of mind, especially in today’s world.
What are you most excited about right now?
I’m excited about the massive potential to grow.
The property management market is projected to grow from $15.10 billion in 2021 to $28.21 billion in 2028. According to a report done by Buildium, we know that 75% of property managers plan to grow in the next two years and note that a major part of their strategy is focused on adding more doors to their portfolio and utilizing technology that allows them to improve their work processes to save time and money.
I’m excited for Jervis Systems to be in a position to help so many people refine their management workflows. We are passionate about removing the hassle of traditional ways of access management, the outcome being that our customers are free to focus on the big picture of their businesses.
What’s next for you?
We are continually refining our platform and expanding our customer base across the US and Canada. This is in addition to continually working to add to our list of supported devices and creating collaborative partnerships with other property management platforms and proptech solutions.
Overall, we have an incredible team that I am proud to work with to make the ambitious goals of the next few years come to fruition. Our vision is to make access management secure, accessible, and simplified for property managers everywhere.
What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?
One passion of mine is to help people in their professional lives if I have the opportunity to do so. Regardless of the setting, whether it’s professional or a local restaurant, if I come across someone who cares about their job and responsibilities and gives it their most to do their job well, I will find a way to connect them to people and companies I know that could give them an opportunity to grow professionally.
I have been fortunate to be able to point dozens of people over the past decade towards their first jobs in the IT field or changing careers into the network security field. Many of these people have remained in touch. I have been able to see them work their way up the corporate ladder and even branch out to start businesses of their own. Those chance encounters and first impressions have always been proven right about the individuals I have met, and their successes have been rewarding to witness.
Thanks to Bobby for sharing his story. If you’d like to connect, find him on LinkedIn here.
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