Covid-19 has majorly affected the new normal working condition in the year 2020. Even after considering the severe effects of the virus on almost every field of work and people, corporate working spaces have started to reopen to bring back on track the work schedule and economy of the venture. Corporate workspaces often tend to inculcate masses of people while working but to accommodate people back in the office while normal functioning, one must curb all possibilities of human contact between any of the staff.
And to make it possible, workplaces should be completely touchless by hands-free operation of devices like Touchless attendance systems, access control systems etc. Biometric Attendance Systems and Touchless Access Management Control Systems are the major areas of human contact and by installing advanced technological system; this human contact can be curbed.
Those who return to physical offices for work can expect to see more rigorous cleaning and disinfection and sanitization routines, frequent hand washing rules and sanitizing, minimum use of shared contact surfaces and equipment, and increased use of face-recognition based artificial intelligence powered touchless office access control technologies.
5 Touchless Management Solutions to Adopt After Covid-19 Environment
- Touchless Office Access
Face recognition and mobile based workplace access a system minimize the need of shared contact surfaces and provides a safe and assured office work access experience. Currently, all the ventures are working on touchless access management control systems that will help actively fight Cvoid-19 outbreak. With the latest addition of generation of artificial intelligence based facial recognition attendance and access control systems, the system can work with security to restrict access to employees who have been travelling to high-risk alerted areas or have been on a sick leave with coronavirus symptoms. The access can be immediately granted or denied from anywhere using mobile applications. Facial recognition attendance and access control technology can be programmed to identify individuals that passed through a door in a short period of time after an infected person. New technologies are developing a new face recognition algorithm that can be taught and trained to identify employees who may be infected with the virus. This technology can be further evolved to accommodate thermal temperature scanners and trigger launch an alert when someone running a cold or fever enters the workspace.
- Blockchain-based Visitor Management System
Visitor access to workplace could be easily transferred to Blockchain based access management systems. The visitor or guest while coming at the workplace would receive an invitation based through an app and only on accepting the invitation by the user, a unique access password would be generated and the transactions will be carried out in a secured manner using Blockchain. Using the same access password and a registered device the visitor should be able to enter the office or society premise seamlessly. A distributed technology system such as using Blockchain not only provides a more secure and efficient way to implement access control systems in ventures but also its comparatively cheaper than a cloud-server-based system. Blockchain technology makes it easier to access and track the visitor’s health records especially considering the coronavirus scenario.
- Effective Work from Home Strategy
Covid-19 has truly portrayed the importance of work from home facilities for the employees. Many organizations have already embraced this as a part of their work culture including flexible work timings. Large organizations should be able to make working from home for their employees completely hassle-free. This means a lot of savings in terms of the establishment and operational costs of the physical offices; it also brings up the challenge to ensure the productivity and efficiency of the workforce working remotely, apart from data privacy and security being an important aspect for the same.
- Maintaining overall hygiene
Motion Sensor-based automatic sanitizer dispensing units can be installed at strategic crowded locations across offices and workspaces, housing societies, and public places. These technologically enabled units could be connected with a mobile application that could display the frequency of usage of sanitizer by individuals, thus helping ventures in planning the sanitation based on the data. Since there will be multiple such units deployed across the workplace, the refilling status could also be tracked effectively.
- Virtual Queues and Pre-ordering at the Food Courts
Using the ability of mobile technology, applications can be developed to help people register themselves in virtual queues and access various other services offered at food courts across organizations primarily in the IT sectors. The applications would allow and enable users to pre-order their food and block the available time slot for collection or delivery. The serving will be completely based on the queue order. A similar picture of the food court can be generated on to the application and using sensors and cameras from the food court, vacant seats can be detected and reported in real-time analysis.
People’s personal health is parameter to meet and with current COVID-19 situation, it has become more important than ever to ensure and enforce health safety measures and methods at an individual, grouped community and global levels. Mobility of services and digitalization of facilities are the two important aspects that would help to achieve this goal at a much faster rate than ever before with technology such as Blockchain, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Augmented& Virtual Reality. These touchless access management solutions help the venture in running a business effectively and communities and public places in maintaining personal hygiene for a safer world.