While the initial full lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is over and people are returning the workplace, rising cases and local lockdowns are serving as a timely reminder that the issue will likely be with us for some time to come.
Returning to workplaces and attending business premises has a physiological impact on many people. COVID-19 has impacted all businesses in one way or another and how organisations respond affects how staff and customers relate and support them going forwards.
AWS Tel Sec in Luton specialises in door entry and access control and has devised a range of solutions that can help businesses make their premises safe and protect staff and visitors from coronavirus.
Ellena O’Sullivan from AWS Tel Sec, said: “There is an increased risk of transmission when multiple individuals share common touch points; such as push buttons, handles, push bars, keypads and press-to-exit buttons. Viruses are invisible and can remain infectious on stainless steel for up to 48 hours, and as such, pose an ongoing threat.
“Electronic security systems have a part to play in finding solutions, and, with this in mind, we’re offering businesses a free COVID Secure Assessment to identify the risks in their premises and offer advice on what steps they can take.”
By using the latest technology, AWS Tel Sec can offer such measures as terminals that monitor facial temperature and mask recognition to triggers doors to open or not. This immediately gives peace of mind and a positive response with a willingness to do business. Using the technology, time and attendance with temperature records can be logged and this reduces the requirement to manually staff entry points.
Automated doors could put an end to pushing and pulling; foot pedals for toilet and internal doors mean less contact with handles and touch points; automated arms can be fitted to adapt existing open doors; and barriers at counters can allow a set number of people in accordance to social distancing requirements.
Infrared buttons that sense movement up to 60mm, allow visitors to safely hover their hand over the button without touching replace push to exit.
Ellena added: “People are beginning to realise that the risks from coronavirus could well be with us for some time to come. So whereas we thought safety measures could be a short-term thing, it’s looking increasingly sensible for firms to take whatever steps they can.
“Many of these solutions are not prohibitively expensive, but could prevent someone becoming ill, which can be costly to the business and can cause disruption where teams need to get tests or self-isolate.
“We’re offering this free assessment so that we can discuss what is available and give clients some ideas of how they can introduce simple safety measures.”
AWS Tel Sec are offering a free Covid Secure Assessment on your premises. Call 01582 730241, email email@example.com or visit the website www.aws-access.com