The Future of Epidemiologically Driven Access Control Post-COVID
Business and organizations across the world are dealing with the dire economic and personal impacts of COVID-19. Confidence is now a major issue in helping people return to work and restart their normal activities, whether that’s sending children back to school or visiting shops.
Organizations looking to safeguard against COVID-19 can now bring back the confidence by choosing from newly developed solution ecosystems designed to create safe and healthy environments.
Access control measures designed to target those who are symptomatic are just one piece, and technologies to measure and enforce social distancing and mask compliance are also available.
Following are some solutions to a multifaceted COVID response.
Machine Learning Kiosks are the right choice for venues wanting to ensure social distancing in their building and the use of face masks at all times.
Temperature Screening: Perfect for organizations looking for the ability to scan a person’s temperature and create standard procedures to help operators consistently manage results.
Control Center Temperature Screening: Ideal for organizations with video management software and that need to implement an integrated thermal screening solution.
Thermal Camera Temperature Screening: Designed for organizations looking to add a standalone temperature screening thermal camera to their existing network.
Ensure social distancing
Following government guidelines and maintaining appropriate social distancing is essential in combating COVID-19. Kiosk AI helps you create healthy environments for visitors by using people counting technology, combined with artificial intelligence, to track entrances and exits from your establishment to ensure you are always at optimum levels for social distancing.
As this solution is an automated system you won’t need to scale up your overheads during these challenging times. At the entrance to your business a screen will display the number of people in your venue, plus maximum capacity, and inform visitors if they are free to enter.
Ensure the use of face masks to create safe environments
Encouraging people to restart their regular activities is all about giving them the confidence in their surroundings and the proper use of face masks has been proven as an effective method for limiting infection rates. AI Kiosks deliver this valuable layer of protection by monitoring people entering your venue and detecting the ones not wearing a face mask. Visitors not wearing a mask are automatically advised to wear one before proceeding, with alarms enabling you to respond immediately to non-compliance.
Procedures for high temperature screenings
Temperature screening begins by delivering a safe and contactless screening of a person’s temperature using a thermal camera and a heat emitter device, known as a Blackbody, that is used by the camera as a reference point.
If the person is below the defined level, for example 35°C, then no action is required and the person can pass swiftly into the building. However, if the threshold temperature is exceeded then an on-screen alert appears and the high temperature procedures are activated. These will guide the operator in delivering the correct response to the results and ensure a consistent approach that helps avoid human error.
Create custom procedures for different categories of people
Temperature screening measures provide a tailored and adaptable solution for helping organizations manage temperature screening results. Custom operating procedures can be created to guide operators in how they deal with different categories of people, whether they are employees, visitors, customers or contractors. Procedures can also be instantly changed to keep pace with changing requirements.
By implementing these custom procedures organizations can provide:
Peace of mind for employees and visitors beyond checkpoints
A duty of care by alerting and helping employees and visitors manage screening results
The processes to manage the threat of COVID-19 within their workplace