Hands-Free Workplace
Jay Lassiter
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COVID-19 forever changed the way companies all over the world conduct business. The new threat is invisible, making it difficult to combat, but the main two goals are to protect visitors and employees and stop the spread of the virus. As businesses switch to a hands-free workplace, there are important things to consider.

 

Common Objects People Touch Frequently in Businesses

The New England Journal of Medicine published a study that illustrated the virus can live for 24 hours on cardboard and for up to 72 hours on steel and plastic. There are many common items made from these materials that employees and visitors touch daily at most businesses. These include but are not limited to:

  • Cellphones/phones
  • Keys and keycards
  • ATM buttons
  • Checkout pads
  • Money
  • Doorknobs and handles
  • Communal surfaces
  • Elevator buttons
  • Access control panels
  • Escalator handrails

Questions to Answer When Looking for Security Solutions for a Hands-Free Workplace

There are several questions to answer when transitioning to a hands-free workplace-what, how, and who.

First, consider what security products meet your business’s needs and work best with your other security systems. How will these security components you’re looking at fit in with your network environment? Also, consider who will help your IT department handle future compatibility issues and software upgrades.

The good thing is that today’s security technology integrates well with older security systems to save you money and make upgrading them easier.

Hiring an Experienced Security Integrator is a Crucial Part of the Process

Don’t try to identify the security products that work best for your business without help from a professional security integrator. It’s critical to hire a professional security company with extensive experience working with businesses of all sizes and types.

You want a knowledgeable security integrator who can evaluate your current security systems and help choose the best solutions that work with your other systems and network. They can also help you research and test security components as well as purchase and install the correct solutions for your business.

For more information on how to reopen your business safely or how to go hands-free, contact IDS Alarm Services.

About IDS Alarm Services, Inc.

As an experienced security integrator, IDS Alarm Services, Inc. has served clients in the Southeast U.S. since 1990. Their innovative product offerings include Access Control, Fire Alarms, Network Wiring, Security Systems, and Video Surveillance. Contact us today if you have any questions about adding security or fire alarm systems to your property.