AND THE EARTH STOOD STILL… IT WILL MOVE FORWARD.

LIFE AFTER COVID-19 AND HOW THE SECURITY INDUSTRY CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN FUTURE SAFETY

As the world seems to have grinded to a halt with most companies in the UK shutting up shop and calling an end to business, as well as almost all commercial and domestic air flights coming to an end it begs the questions how we move forward and adapt to the ever changing world around us.

No doubt there will be hundreds if not thousands of businesses around the world that will need to modify and change the way the work, all with some practical ideas on how to make things safer and limit the risk of contaminating products that are being dealt with and used or sold in and out of the business, but here are a few ways I feel that the security industry can contribute locally and on a much larger scale.

Door Entry and Access Control

Doors so many doors. If you think about how often we enter in and out of building on a daily basis and are required to touch door handles or press buttons it makes sense to think of solutions that mitigate the need for this to happen.

Access control is already used by a huge number of companies and can be easily added to a building to allow for easy access in and out of doors by providing each user with a proximity token keyfob. Each fob is pre-programmed and can be set-up to allow full access to buildings whilst also limiting access to particular users.

These systems are also good because they can serve other purposes such as clocking in and out staff for time sheets providing easy to read data that shows when staff began or ended their shift. All of this can be integrated into CCTV systems meaning that photos of staff can also be provided to prove that it was in fact them clocking in and out.

In addition the systems can be linked into fire alarm systems meaning that in the event of a fire doors can be released and unlocked automatically which again limits the requirement of human contact.

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