When it comes to keeping your place of business safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, being proactive can make all the difference. If you have an existing surveillance system in place, you may be able to take advantage of intelligent video analytics to make the most of your security during these challenging times.
Public health regulations to help limit the spread of the virus include social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and cleaning and sanitizing frequently-used spaces as much as possible. With video analytics, your surveillance system can identify high-risk situations and alert your personnel so you can reduce unnecessary health hazards.
Proactively Prevent Crowding to Reduce Risk
Although stay-at-home orders are still effective in most states, people still need to access essential businesses such as grocery stores and healthcare practices. While the flow of traffic in such places can be steady, there are still peak times during which crowding can happen.
It only takes a few seconds for people to become clustered in a single area. With intelligent video analytics, your surveillance cameras can automatically detect when a space is approaching its maximum capacity.
You can program your surveillance system to notify your security personnel when too many people are crowded in an area, allowing your team to act quickly to redirect traffic to reduce risk and prevent unnecessary close contact.
Ensure Proper Social Distancing for Protection
Social distancing efforts are instrumental in keeping your employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Real-time video analytics allow your security team to focus their efforts where it matters the most during high-risk situations.
Intelligent analytics eliminate the need for your security team to be physically present in every single room or department at your facility or constantly monitor your video feed.
Instead, your security staff will get alerts when social distancing isn’t being practiced due to the number of people in a certain space. Once a notification is issued, your team can respond appropriately.
Many businesses that are still operating are facing unprecedented challenges with social distancing and other efforts to keep everyone safe. Intelligent video analytics can make enforcement of public health recommendations easier for your team, allowing them to better do their job and protect your clients in the process.
Identify the Best Times to Clean and Maintain Sensitive Areas
High-traffic areas and frequently-used spaces require regular cleaning and disinfecting to help prevent the spread of bacteria. However, many cleaning and maintenance teams are overwhelmed with COVID-19 concerns and requirements, and resources are often scarce at many facilities.
You can make the most use out of your resources with video analytics. Program your surveillance system to notify your cleaning staff when traffic is low enough to properly clean and disinfect a space. Or, create an alert for when traffic has been high in a certain area, meaning it needs to be sanitized as soon as possible.
With so many sensitive and commonly-touched areas in your facility, it’s important to identify the best times to clean and maintain these spaces to uphold public health requirements and keep your employees and clients safe.
Learn More about Video Analytics With Us at Surveillance Secure
Video analytics can usually be incorporated into your existing surveillance system to make your proactive measures for COVID-19 that much more impactful and provide you with the resources you need to uphold proper safety measures.
At Surveillance Secure, our security professionals can help you discover if intelligent video analytics could provide your business with the support it needs throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Contact us today at (888) 388-1248 to schedule a consultation with us and find out more!