Contact tracing is an effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses can manage their own contact tracing using IDScan.net’s visitor management solution.
As authorities grapple with implementation of contact tracing to curb the spread of the coronavirus, businesses, schools, and properties are finding it more important than ever to know who is coming through their doors.
Contact tracing is one of the best tools for opening and remaining operational through the pandemic. It involves identifying a person who may have been infected by the virus and the people with whom they may have been in contact. That network is then quickly notified to take precautions to avoid further transmitting the virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), contact tracing is the process of supporting patients with suspected or confirmed infection, which includes warning contacts of exposure in order to stop chains of transmission.
Contact tracing is typically implemented on a large scale by government agencies, but businesses now have the opportunity to perform contact tracing on a smaller scale. IDScan.net’s solutions are being used to check people in, take their temperatures, make a record of their visits, and automatically grant or deny access – all without human interaction.
“While government agencies are managing contact tracing on a large scale, businesses and organizations are also benefiting from adding it to their operations,” said Denis Petrov, the CEO of IDScan.net. “Environments are changing. Many businesses are taking temperatures, setting social distancing, and enforcing occupancy limits. With the adoption of a simple touchless visitor management solution, businesses are taking steps to restrict the spread of the virus once it has been detected to keep the rest of their workforce healthy and operational.”
IDScan.net’s visitor management solutions have taken on a new meaning during the pandemic. In normal times, our tech is used across a range of industries for visitor management, age verification, credit applications, member enrollment, security checks, and much more.
“How the tech works is very straightforward,” said Petrov. “When someone arrives at an access point, their ID is scanned from a distance. In an instant and with one-hundred percent accuracy, all of the information on the ID is stored in a time-stamped record hosted on a secure cloud-based database that can be accessed from anywhere. Now, those properties know who was where and when. This information is invaluable if you’re trying to get ahead of the spread of the virus to keep your business healthy.”
IDScan.net now offers a thermal scanner that can instantly and accurately read temperature for every individual coming through an entrance. With facial recognition technology, the device identifies an individual as they get within ten feet. When the individual gets within two feet, it accurately reads their temperature within 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit. It displays whether the temperature is within the healthy range, which can be custom set to meet each business’s needs.
With all this information, businesses can automate visitor management and have a robust database of data with which to better keep their businesses shielded from the spread of the Coronavirus.