Many businesses are already being affected by the Coronavirus(COVID-19).
What security measures can be implemented to increase safety and security during the Coronavirus disaster?
With disaster preparedness already underway, the CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a healthcare professional preparedness checklist for healthcare professionals. But many other businesses have questions regarding how they too can increase safety and maintain public health.
Chimera Integrations is feverishly working with businesses to increase security measures during the Coronavirus scare.
Due to the number of affected individuals being older adults, nursing homes and hospitals are looking to increase security lockdown for visitors. An emergency preparedness plan in these facilities will improve visitor management.
Visitor management can take the form of a software database that checks-in visitors and allows hospitals and businesses to ask several questions regarding travel, symptoms, health care, and more before granting access to a building or section. Also, this software will save all visitors in the database in case of future infectious diseases for notification and public safety.
Visitor management can also take the form of front-end hardening. Front-end hardening is installing a glass barrier with pass through trays to exchange goods or money without having face-to-face contact. Front-end hardening would be used in a shelter to pass out food without physical contact or in a pharmacy to pass out medicine and medical supplies. These occupational safety measures ensure safe supplies get handed out to people in need without infecting others.
Law enforcement and first responders need to keep emergency communications at all times.
Chimera Integrations supports real-time emergency communication systems. These systems work on a real-time direct to 911 emergency and cut out possible delays through a monitoring center system. It can also provide emergency broadcasts through business telecommunications keeping the community safe and updated via bulletins on public monitors. Furthermore, Chimera Integrations provides newly established protocols to workers via text messaging as new procedures occur.
New technology in thermal cameras can detect body temperatures indicating fever.
Another emergency operations safety measure allows hospitals to identify patients with fever symptoms before granting them access inside the building. Fever awareness would enable service providers to direct customers with fever symptoms separately. Giving these individuals enter through another door for safety precautions to others. Quarantine them for diagnoses or until the possibility of threat has passed.
While the virus continues to emerge, businesses everywhere are canceling face-to-face conferences.
Many companies are increasing their response to client needs via video conference in hopes of reducing Coronavirus infection. To ensure no exposure, companies are setting up video conferencing and live streaming solutions for meeting with clients. Town employees are asking for live-streaming for monthly board meetings to include public viewing for the community and the ability to receive comments online. Chimera Integrations is working on these communication system solutions with them now.
With the speed COVID-19 is spreading, the American Red Cross and many health industries are recommending social distancing and working from home.
While the CDC offers tips on how to clean and disinfect community gathering areas and your place of business for disease control and prevention. Efforts made to stop the spread of Coronavirus include many closures of eat-in restaurants and bars. Some restaurants have chosen to provide take-out meals only to their customers. With cases of outbreak increasing, local officials have banned large gatherings. In many states, churches have ceased mass and recommend attending a virtual mass via TV or the internet.
Biometrics in the workplace can help reduce the spread of the virus by allowing for hands-free entry.
Biometrics can allow access through a multitude of options, including facial recognition, retinal scan, remote access via smartphone, key card, or fab. Biometric options are available now.
During this unprecedented closure of schools, restaurants, and other facilities video surveillance protects your business.
Video security can notify the owner or law enforcement if an intruder is on the premises throughout the closure. Video surveillance becomes your eyes while you are away. Smart technology can alert you via cell phone, go to a 24/7 monitoring station, ground security, or direct to 911 and emergency personnel.
Keeping open lines of communication to your employees.
During a severe outbreak such as the Coronavirus, keeping communication to employees can be vital for many industries such as health officials, daycare, even manufacturers, and distribution centers. Open lines of reliable connection can be established through mass public messaging or private messages via cell phones and text messaging.
Keeping the community in the know.
The establishment of community and public address for government and state buildings provides vital district information to the public. In a state of emergency, it is essential to communicate sanitation and safety tips, and disease control protocols to ensure public health, safety, and reduce further outbreak.
As the severity of the situation increases, businesses also are thinking of beefing-up security protocols.
Smart technology in security surveillance can respond to triggers. In a pandemic outbreak, these triggers can include things like immediate 911 contact if security cameras detect a mass run or mob situation. Triggers can lockdown if windows or doors are broken or forced open. Programming sets triggers for almost anything you need. Smart technology can even recognize human coughing and sneezing. A panic button for emergency preparedness connects to an immediate law enforcement response when launched.
Different emergencies call for different responses.
Being connected to the right people in a matter of seconds is essential for problem resolution. Emergency communication response and public address is important for businesses that are both open and closed to keep their business safe from intrusion. But in a time of a public health scare and possible panic, it is equally important and to keep employees notified of the latest information as quickly as possible and to keep them up-to-date with any emergency plan.
Is your business prepared for COVID-19?
Coronavirus is an infectious virus that began in China and is now affecting many businesses in the USA. Your preparedness in the home may be more simple than being in control with infection beginning and spreading throughout the workplace. Chimera Integrations can help your business with security systems for your emergency response plan, including evacuation routes, visitor management, emergency communications, and lockdown measures. There isn’t time to wait. Call now to discuss emergency preparedness for your business.