As organizations emerge from the shut-downs imposed during the COVID-19 outbreak, conducting business-as-usual will be a thing of the past. For the foreseeable future, workplaces of all sizes will be implementing new rules and adopting best practices in social distancing.
Motorola Solution’s video management system, the Avigilon Control Center (ACC), can help you monitor compliance with social-distancing policies, address issues that arise and, if a person becomes ill, the technology can also be used to aid in the tracing of contacts.
Monitor social-distancing compliance. Once you establish social-distancing policies, Avigilon’s Next Generation Video Analytics can help you monitor compliance. For example, if you determine that no more than four people can safely occupy the lobby at any given time, the system will track the number of persons in view of lobby cameras and send an alert if the count is exceeded.
Enable face-mask detection. If social distancing policies include the compliance of wearing face masks, Motorola Solutions’ Face Mask Detection Technology can track and flag compliance. Turn on your notificaitons in the ACC for an alert whenever a subject is seen without a facemask, and run reports to assess compliance levels.
Prevent mass-contact events. Avigilon’s Unusual Motion Detection technology is able to continuously learn what typical activity in a scene looks like, and then detect and flag unusual motion. If a crowd unexpectedly begins to form, for whatever reason, you will be notified so you can take immediate action.
Conduct contact tracing, respectfully. Avigilon’s Appearance Search can sort through hours of videos to quickly locate a specific person and visually retrace his or her movements over time. So, if a person in your workplace tests positive for the virus, you can identify where he’s been, notify the people he’s come in contact with, and conduct intense cleaning of the areas he visited. This approach to contact tracing is less invasive and shows a greater respect for employee privacy compared to many of the apps coming onto the market.
- Apps often require people to report personal information (name, health status, recent travel, etc.) and track employee movements in real time. By comparison, ACC video surveillance re-traces an individual’s movements after the fact and only in response to a query.
- The use of always-on apps will require businesses to rewrite internal policies and procedures, and employee participation will likely be voluntary.
- Even with voluntary participation, adherence to HIPAA laws will be a significant challenge for employers who institute always-on contact tracing apps.
Deploy in as little as a few days. In addition to being less invasive, the Avigilon video management system can be deployed in as little as a few days. Most new Avigilon cameras come embedded with artificial intelligence and advanced video analytics, and the technologies can also be leveraged as an add-on to many existing ONVIF cameras.
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