Technology has advanced the way people do almost everything, and that is no exception when it comes to physical security. With the integration of contact-less technologies, facility managers are able to address a major concern that patrons may have, by putting health and safety first. According to a 2020 Facility Management survey, health, safety, and security are among the greatest concerns that facility managers are always looking to address. More than 75% of the facility managers who responded to the survey said health and safety is a major operational concern.
Maintaining Health & Safety
Minimizing contact with potentially contaminated surfaces is crucial for a hygienic building environment. By eliminating the need to physically interact with high-use surfaces, facilities can help stop the spread of infections. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), bacteria can survive for several days on high-touch solid surfaces, such as door handles, elevator buttons or even the hand sanitizer holder – if it’s not cleaned & disinfected properly. With the implementation of contact-less technologies, the need to interact with potentially infected high use surfaces will be significantly reduced and it will also grant patrons a secure entrance method that doesn’t require contact with high-use check in surfaces.
Facilities face numerous security risks including robbery, damage to property, and theft of data or assets. Facility managers need efficient security mechanisms to mitigate these threats and protect the peace of mind of facility occupants. Touch-less technology is providing facility managers an innovative approach to their security strategy and protocols for the safety of their facility. By integrating contact-less visitor management systems into their security strategy, facility managers can visually verify patrons through video intercom. Remote access capabilities, either audio or visual, promotes a healthy environment for social distancing.