Figuring out how to reopen safely will be a long process that many businesses and organizations must endure. With the world changing so drastically, companies need to adapt their policies and update their security in order to ensure the safety of customers, employees and visitors. A new normal is taking shape and as a result, businesses are beginning to look toward innovations in security for assistance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released reopening guidelines for various industries, and after our team reviewed them closely, we identified four key ways in which STANLEY Security can play an important role in keeping your organization safe and secure as you reopen.
Implement Advanced Screening
Almost every business will be implementing some type of symptom screening, and many will be investing in human temperature screening to enhance the visitor management process.
This technology allows organizations to quickly and efficiently screen individuals for elevated skin temperature. While it cannot diagnose COVID-19 or any other medical disease or virus affecting staff or visitors, it can detect temperature and provide alerts if it’s beyond a specified threshold, such as 100.4° F – the CDC’s definition of a fever.
In doing so, the technology offers additional insights that help organizations decide whether further action is necessary, such as a secondary screening method (i.e., either a non-contact or contact thermometer). All of this offers an extra layer of screening and detection for an organization.
At STANLEY Security, we believe this technology will play an important role not only in organizations’ reopening strategies, but also in their long-term security strategies. As the world makes note of the lessons learned thus far from COVID-19, it’s become apparent that organizations have an urgent need for more advanced staff and visitor screening solutions.
We offer a range of human temperature screening solutions to suit organizations’ needs. They are easy to install and use, and can be up and running within minutes. To explore these solutions or request more information, click the button below.
Communicate with the Community
In the CDC’s guidelines, it recommends organizations participate in community response efforts. One easy way to do so is by communicating with other stakeholders – from first responders and hospitals to government agencies and organizations – on a single, secure platform that links different systems, devices and applications.
Such technology is known as an interoperable communication platform, and it’s proven to be a powerful way to unite communities during emergencies as well as everyday incidents. Additionally, it’s simple to activate and provides quick communication without extensive additional infrastructure needs.
This blog post provides a great overview of the technology and includes insights from STANLEY Security’s Director of Corrections and State & Local Government Scott Wulforst.
Limit Large Gatherings
With restrictions on communal spaces and large gatherings, access control likely will be needed in areas where it hasn’t in the past. Shared spaces – such as dining areas and cafeterias, auditoriums, large meeting rooms and more – may now be off limits, and enforcing these restrictions could require some additional access control.
Access control prevents unauthorized access to restricted areas while also ensuring certain staff, students and visitors can gain access to the appropriate areas at the right times. This allows organizations to effectively control who is and isn’t allowed in a given area and comply with local or state regulatory policies related to group gatherings.
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Enforce Social Distancing
Whether it be a retail shop or a classroom, the CDC strongly advises smaller group sizes, so occupancy tracking and social proximity measuring are top of mind for many organizations. If you have a video surveillance system, this may offer advanced analytics that can help with people counting, social distancing and detecting whether individuals are wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).
Many organizations are also investing in occupancy tracking and management technology that counts people and helps control people flow in real time. In seconds, the system automatically detects a person to measure body count at a given location, so you can manage how many people can be in an area. This technology is ideal for lobbies, doorways and other key access points.
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At STANLEY Security, we’re here to support and serve you as your organization reopens and redefines its security strategy. If you have any questions or would like to connect with a security expert, don’t hesitate to contact us.