Improving Access Control & Building Surveillance in “The New Normal”

COVID-19 has flipped the way companies manage their businesses 180 degrees all around the world. It’s difficult to protect visitors and employees in a new threat landscape. There’s a new normal, and you need the tools to be successful with it.

User Contact Reporting

Contact tracing has become incredibly important in reducing the spread of COVID-19 effectively. Contact tracing, as the CDC defines it is a specific methodology and practice with procedures and guidelines created by experts. It’s been a successful way to fight disease outbreaks as early as the 1930s.

Now technology allows you to identify employees and visitors who occupied the same area as someone diagnosed with the virus. It’s a quick way to identify other people who could possibly be exposed to COVID-19 quickly.

These reports are the fastest way to identify these individuals and do your part to reduce the spread of the virus.

Use Your Security Systems to Screen Visitors for COVID-19

Managing visitors is one of the trickiest parts of the new normal businesses face. Now you can create a customized screening questionnaire for the check-in process. Find out if your visitors have traveled overseas recently, if they have any symptoms of COVID-19, or if they were in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.

If a visitor answers a question that could expose your employees or facility to COVID-19, a notification immediately goes out to the host. You can also generate reports showing visitors’ answers to the questions as well as users who may have been exposed to visitors possibly infected with the virus.

Mobile Self-Screening Through Access Control

New technology allows you to create a safer work environment using your access control system. Many systems now allow you to enable self-screening for users so that they must answer a health-related question before they gain access.

Also, you can suspend a user’s access automatically until they go through the new screening checkpoint you create for facility safety and hygiene. If someone answers yes to a question that could expose everyone in your facility to COVID-19, they can’t gain access to your building. The system will then notify the security administrators.

As you can see, it is possible to reopen your business safely and reduce the spread of COVID-19. The new normal may make running a business more difficult, but security technology makes it easier to manage.

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.

Contact us today if you have any questions about adding security or fire alarm systems to your property.

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