With lockdowns ending all around the nation, businesses all around the nation are beginning to open up. In order to ensure the safety of your employees and your visitors, it is crucial that you ensure that you do everything within your power to make sure that the COVID-19 virus does not spread within your premises.
One of the best things you can do to attempt to make sure your place meets the public safety recommendations is that you can actively monitor your facility to ensure the wellbeing of your employees and the visitors. You may decide to use your existing security system differently or you may even decide to upgrade your system to that end. This article will contain a few tips so that you can reopen your business in a safe manner:
Plan to ensure you meet social distancing requirements:
The current social distancing requirements mean that your employees and your customers need to be six feet from one another at all times. You should consider which areas of your business you want to monitor to make sure that the social distancing rules are maintained. The reason being, not all areas within your business will have the same kind of issues with social distancing as that will mainly arise in densely populated areas. So, a higher priority for your security system should be those areas where employees and visitors frequent the most. This may require you to position your security cameras differently or you might even want to buy newer security cameras to upgrade your system to meet the constantly evolving needs of the virus.
Think about adding automated door opening systems
Sometimes a lot of companies have access control systems but do not have doors that open up on their own. Given that the COVID-19 virus mainly spreads from people’s hands onto their faces, it might be worthwhile considering having doors that do not require people using their hands to open up. Why so? Simply because it is inefficient and unrealistic to assume that your employees and your visitors will disinfect their hands after they touch the door handles or knobs every single time. That is why buying an automated door system might make your business better protected against the threat of COVID-19.
Upgrading existing cameras with analytics so that you can receive real-time alerts
Enabling real-time alerts in your business ensures that your security team can respond to any incident that could jeopardize the safety of your employees and your visitors. If your current surveillance system does not have video analytics, then it might be worthwhile to consider upgrading to a system that does because systems like those help your sort between and prioritize alerts so that you can be proactive instead of being reactive. Some surveillance systems come with analytics out of the box. You can usually modify them according to your needs.
Reopening your business amidst the virus might be a stressful time for you and everyone that is involved with your business. In these strange times, we are here to help you and we can answer any question you might have. So, feel free to reach out to us at any point to ask about any questions that relate to the safety of your business.