As the Pandemic Continues to Surge, All Options Should be Considered
As COVID-19 continues to surge across the U.S. to another level, organizations of all sizes are still coping with its effects. While a vaccine is clearly on the horizon, it will be months before the country gets back to normal, and that may be a new normal that incorporates some lessons learned from dealing with a deadly pandemic.
Fever detection has been a mitigation solution widely employed in workplaces and other locations to help prevent the spread of disease. While no magic bullet, it is a viable option, along with masks and social distancing, to keep potentially sick people separated from healthy ones.
We’ve written extensively on these pages about various fever detection solutions and implementation issues. Many companies have responded to the pandemic by avoiding physical contact with capacity limitations and extended work from home programs, schools have hybrid learning and distanced operations, and sports have been played with sparse audience attendance. While many public businesses and premises – like medical facilities – have opted for manual fever checks, faster and more automated means have proven useful to companies with large numbers of employees, like Amazon.
Should your Memorial, TX, organization consider a fever detection solution as part of its pandemic mitigation strategy ahead of a vaccine rollout? Keep reading for some critical considerations.
Volume, Throughput, and Integration Matter
In the battle to bring this pandemic to heel, astounding sums of money are being spent on a myriad of solutions, from mitigation to therapies to cures. Until a foolproof vaccine or treatment is developed, unfortunately, we are still stuck with needing to use effective mitigation measures to stop the spread of disease.
ASAP Security has been at the forefront of partnering with reputable technology firms to bring effective mitigation solutions like temperature screening kiosks to organizations across Texas. We've also written extensively in this blog about the pros and cons of these solutions and what firms need to consider when implementing them.
If you’re considering a temperature screening solution as a tool to keep your workforce and customers safe in Houston, read on for some additional considerations in our ongoing series.
Occupancy control and social distancing technology can help businesses strictly enforce social distancing guidelines
As the coronavirus continues to impact families and businesses in Austin and across the State of Texas, we know that one of the best ways to slow the virus’s spread is to practice social distancing in public areas. But as any property management company, business owner or manager can tell you, enforcing those guidelines is time-consuming and difficult. However, as retail businesses reopen and employers face the need to have employees physically return to offices, we need to have tools to overcome the difficulties of maintaining essential safety measures like social distancing.
Over the past few months, we’ve published blogs about new technology solutions to enforce mask-wearing and screen people for fever before they enter your location. Today, we’re here to tell you about a two-pronged approach to enforcing distancing guidelines that use advanced technology built by our trusted partner Avigilon.
Keep reading to learn how social distancing technology combined with an occupancy control system can help your business take protective measures against spreading the coronavirus.
With Any New Technology, Careful Implementation is Critical to Achieve Results
Schools, workplaces, and organizations of all types are looking for solutions to return to safe operations while mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As technology solutions emerge for enforcing mask-wearing, social distancing, and other precautions, automated fever detection has attracted a vast amount of interest. With any new technology or solution, expectations must be tempered. While detecting elevated temperature or fever is a useful tool for screening people for disease, it is not a panacea and must be used carefully along with other precautions.
Does that mean that fever detection systems are something you should wait to consider? No, as these can be cost-effective measures to maintain public health, and the hardware systems they employ have multiple security applications.
However, it’s wise to understand some critical considerations for deploying this solution in your Corpus Christi, TX premises. Read on to learn more.