Top 5 Challenges In The Workplace Solved By Fidentity
Here are 5 health and safety challenges in the workplace solved by the visitor management system of the future – Fidentity.
If you told your younger self that in a random year like 2020 and beyond, you’d have to wear a face mask before you step out or that you will have to stay at home to avoid contracting a life-threatening virus, you wouldn’t believe yourself.
In fact, nobody could predict the reality that we all are experiencing today. Okay, maybe except for Bill Gates. Nobody knew that the world would be hit with a global pandemic this soon.
To give you a little perspective on how the world comprehended the virus, take a look at the WHO’s statement here.
WHO characterized the virus as an ‘endemic’ initially but in less than a month, re-characterized the virus from ‘endemic’ to ‘pandemic’ because of the speed at which the virus was spreading and the death toll caused by the virus was (and still is) skyrocketing.
The main concern was (and still is) not just the speed at which the virus spreads, but how does the virus spread so quickly.
Many healthcare experts have claimed that the Covid-19 is not airborne, which erupted a huge debate within the health and medical communities around the world.
Many studies also closely examined the behavior of the virus and concluded that the virus survives on most surfaces for days and transmits through the air, human contact, or human touch.
Even in 2021, we are still struggling to address these challenges and the road to normalcy looks pretty long despite the availability of vaccines.
With global economies relaxing the lockdown rules due to the economic distress that came along with the pandemic, businesses are looking for the safest ways to get back to the workplace.
Now, if you are a business owner, you just know what a struggle it is to comply with the health and safety protocols recommended by the local healthcare authorities. However, you must also be on the lookout for a reliable visitor management system that would make it easy for you to monitor and streamline your visitor operations.
This is where Fidentity comes into the picture.
You see, Fidentity was designed to help streamline the visitor operations for businesses of all sizes even before the pandemic. The global pandemic, however, gave us the much-needed opportunity to further enhance the product and help businesses comply with the Covid-19 regulations, and provide a safer workplace to their visitors and employees.
Through this process, Fidentity is addressing and solving the top 5 health and safety concerns at the workplace for businesses.
So, take a look.
Challenge #1: Reducing Human Contact At The Workplace
The most common method of identity verification at commercial establishments is a biometric system, which requires the fingerprint impression of the employee or the visitor to allow entry into the building. However, the fingerprint scanner, in the global pandemic context, could be the silent instigator of the virus spread.
For example, the fingerprint scanner at the entry gate of your building is accessed by person A. They touch the scanner and then proceed to enter the building. Then, person B touches the scanner, and so on.
Any one of the individuals accessing the scanner could have contracted the virus previously and do not show any symptoms. This results in a virus outbreak within your workplace, eventually pushing you to pause your business activities for a few days or even weeks.
Fidentity allows you to do away with the fingerprint biometric system for good and gives you a contactless check-in experience. The facial recognition sensors capture the unique Face ID of an individual at the entry gate or front desk and save the capture for later use.
This way, businesses can approve or deny entry to an individual without putting their security personnel at risk. Further, the Face IDs would help your security personnel monitor the activities of unknown visitors at the establishment.
Challenge #2: Denying Entry To Visitors That Do Not Wear A Safety Mask
You’d think that the alarming rate at which the virus is infecting millions of people around the world would push people to be more responsible. However, that’s not the case.
Some individuals refuse to wear face masks for safety, and others may have simply forgotten to wear one out of sheer innocence.
Either way, when an individual does not wear a safety mask, they are not just putting themselves at risk but also others that they come in contact with (and the contact doesn’t necessarily have to be physical for the virus to transmit).
You see, microdroplets of the virus are released by the infected people with every exhale according to this study. This piece of information alone should help us understand the severity of the virus spread, and to say the least – it is not surprising why healthcare authorities are promoting safety masks.
From a business perspective, when an individual enters a building without wearing a mask, they are putting everyone in that establishment at the risk of contracting the virus.
Fidentity helps businesses to identify the people who are not wearing a safety mask by detecting the presence of a face mask on the individual with its AI-powered sensors. The cloud-powered visitor management system will then alert the host (you) about the same and advise the individual at the entry point to put on a mask.
Further, if the individual does not wear a mask despite the system’s message, entry into the establishment will be denied by the system.
This helps businesses to monitor people who are trying to enter their establishments without a mask and prevent the individual from entering the building – all without putting their security or front desk personnel at risk.
Fidentity’s touchless/contactless mask detection sensors make way for a safer and convenient check-in process for businesses.
Challenge #3: Screening Visitors For The Covid-19 Symptoms
Another key point to note is that some symptoms of the virus, such as sudden rise in body temperature, weakness, throat infections, and more are not visible to the naked eye without medical supervision. This is when we need some additional help to detect any elevated body temperature.
It is very essential to protect the personnel that is conducting such medical checks as well as ensuring a safe and dignified health check for the incoming visitors.
To remove the complications and risks of contracting the virus, it is imperative to reduce human contact from the procedure.
Fidentity’s infra-red temperature screening sensors detect the elevated body temperature of the individual at the check-in point before they are allowed entry into the establishment.
If the system detects that the visitor’s temperature is higher than the default temperature set, then the system would automatically alert the host and prompts an ‘access denied’ message on the device’s screen.
Businesses can further confirm and diagnose the visitor’s health condition by involving paramedics or local healthcare authorities.
Challenge #4: Preparing For Possible Emergencies
If you remember the viral news of some individuals deliberately spreading the virus by touching and coughing up on the food supplies in certain establishments or smearing their saliva on public transport, then you also recall that the establishments and transportation facilities were forced to shut down because of such reckless behavior.
Even though such behavior is characterized as terrorism by the U.S. government, some people will continue to act in ignorance.
When businesses come across such emergencies or any kind of emergency for that matter, they need to have an exit strategy in hand to avoid panic and possible damage.
Fidentity comes with an emergency alert and evacuation feature, which allows business administrators or security personnel to notify all their visitors and staff to exit the establishment in accordance with the protocol.
The best part about this feature is that the host (you) is in control of prompting the system to alert everyone about an emergency. This ensures that there are no false alarms and the evacuation procedure is planned in such a way that herds and crowds can be avoided.
Challenge #5: Minimizing Virus Contraction At The Workplace
One of the passive or indirect ways that people come in contact with the virus is by touching surfaces that are hosting the virus. Delivery packages or mail files (which are touched by multiple people before it reaches the final destination), door handles, tables, and more are potentially hosting the virus.
While the disinfection protocols would help kill the virus surviving on the surface to some extent, there is scope for improvement in safety compliance.
Businesses can integrate their delivery operations with Fidentity’s cloud-powered tools and features. The system would allow the employees or staff to track their deliveries online.
Fidentity would alert the host when the delivery has arrived. The security personnel can then conduct the disinfection procedures on the packages before the packages are picked up by the staff or employees.
The employee will then be notified by the host to pick up the now-disinfected delivery package.
This allows businesses to streamline their delivery packages ensuring that every employee that is receiving a delivery package gets to pick it up with ample safety without having to wait in lines in crowded areas or touching potentially-infected packages.
While the world is moving towards safer and convenient visitor and employee management systems, businesses also need to pay attention to the advantages of touchless technology.
Touchless technology, at its core, would amplify the safety protocols for businesses and help them operate seamlessly.
Fidentity is the emerging touchless visitor management system for which the post-Covid world is looking.
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