In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses need to take safety and security very seriously. Although 2.5 million burglaries take place each year, break-ins are far from the only threat to your business and to your community-at-large.
Despite the fact that many businesses are now reopening, there are still a number of barriers to employee and customer safety. In order to operate responsibly during this time, business owners need to be proactive about meeting health and safety recommendations. You may even want to take things a step further by making upgrades to your office or business facility in order to ensure the well-being of everyone involved. Here are just three upgrades you should consider in order to reopen with confidence.
Individual Office Equipment
Your staff might have once made do with limited resources. A shared desktop computer or workspace might have been commonplace for your workers. But considering the importance of sanitization and maintaining social distancing, you’d be smart to invest in separate equipment for each worker and to create specific policies pertaining to office spaces. Computers, printers, phones, and office supplies should be limited in their use. If your employees are used to open offices or cubicle separation, you may also want to make adjustments to keep workers at a safe distance and limit exposure to others.
The more work you can do to reduce touchpoints within your office, the more effectively you’ll be able to lower the spread of disease. One of the best ways to start reducing touch points is to invest in touchless entryways throughout your facility. Touch free doors can ensure your business is accessible to both employees and customers while alleviating the need to physically use handles, knobs, or push bars. Since you likely have dozens, if not hundreds, of people walking through your door entry systems each day, making sure to prioritize touchless entry whenever possible can cut down on the possibility of viral transmission.
Many essential businesses have already implemented some kind of system that allows for rapid temperature-taking of employees. In certain industries, this may be a necessary measure to monitor the health of workers. That said, it’s important to remember the logistical challenges that come with this kind of system. If you do decide to take the temperature of your employees on a daily basis, you’ll need to find a way to compile and analyze that data quickly in order to make the best decisions for everyone involved. That may mean working with healthcare providers or exploring supplemental screening measures to ensure your business’s commitment to overall health will be as robust as possible.
Fortunately, there are now technological advancements that make these screenings easier for businesses to implement. The SpeedFace+, for instance, instantly detects for mask-wearing while screening for proper body temperature — all with 100% touchless user authentication. This can be the perfect complement to any touchless entry you’ve already added to your business, promoting better security and health overall.
If your office will soon be reopening, it’s essential to take every precaution possible. In order to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19, making upgrades like individual office equipment, touchless entryways, and temperature-taking systems can help. To learn more about how our touchless doors can play a role in making your business safer, please contact us today.