Businesses all over the world are starting to reopen, and their top priority is keeping employees and customers safe. When it comes to achieving this, smart video is a major asset, helping you to implement social distancing, temperature checks, use of masks, and other key health guidelines more quickly, and with less manual effort.
The term ‘new normal’ is all over the place at the moment, but what does it really mean? For one thing, it looks like many employees and self-employed people will be working remotely more than ever before, and we’re also likely to see less business and leisure travel, and fewer face-to-face meetings as well – at least in the short term.
But for workplaces that require employees to be physically present on site, the new normal is all about keeping people safe and minimizing their infection risks. The same is true for organizations that operate in spaces that are open to the public, from malls and stores, to auto service centers and many, many more.
For companies like these that operate ‘bricks-and-mortar’ locations, the first step to reopening safely is to implement the most recent health guidelines – whatever those look like in your country or region. These may include social distancing requirements and the use of face masks, to conducting temperature checks at key entry points.
The good news for your business is that smart video technologies can help with many of the challenges of implementing safety guidelines while reopening your business.
1. Protect staff with touch-free access control technology
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations used traditional access control and time attendance systems such as ID card swiping, PIN codes, and fingerprint scans. With all of these technologies, staff are required to touch shared surfaces or devices, which increases infection risks as you return to business.
By moving to touch-free access control and time attendance solutions, you can dramatically reduce infection risks for your workforce. One example of such a solution is Hikvision’s MinMoe temperature screening terminal, which provides skin-temperature screening, mask detection, and access control capabilities – with no need for employees to touch a shared screen or device.