After nearly a year of dealing with COVID-19, it’s no overstatement to say that the pandemic has hurt several businesses. Forced business closures, customers spending less, and the prohibitive cost of operating with the appropriate measures in place are decimating businesses across the world. As businesses across the nation lose millions of dollars to stay open, Yelp claims that nearly 100,000 small businesses throughout the US have closed permanently as a result of the pandemic.
COVID-19 is also making businesses rethink what it means to keep their employees and customers safe. Beyond regular security, businesses are now on the hook for assuring that their workforce and customers are protected from COVID-19. To stay on top of this challenge, businesses will need inventive solutions to keep their businesses running while concurrently prioritizing the protection of their employees and customers.
A New Type of Security: Surveillance Analytics
From schools to businesses, organizations everywhere are showing that they can readjust to the current conditions with the right tools. Motorola’s Video Security & Analytics team realized early on that Avigilon security solutions had an important role to play in setting up organizations to be successful. Avigilon critically assessed their current solutions and modified them to answer today’s pandemic response needs.
These solutions help businesses address multiple security needs that resulted from this pandemic. Here’s how surveillance analytics can help your business.
For years, retailers have been counting the number of people in their stores. For a few reasons: adjusting staff schedules, predicting revenue trends, and calculating growth. Now, keeping tabs on how many people are in your business is a necessary part of managing the implications of the pandemic. With Avigilon’s occupancy counting technology, existing security cameras and surveillance analytics software can be used to create a distinct, accurate picture of a business’s occupancy.
The Key to Social Distancing
Until the pandemic, you likely never had to estimate the distance between you and other people. But, being aware of your space and checking if you’re six feet away from other people is a crucial part of keeping people safe. But since we’re not used to it, it’s a huge reason why social distancing is such a difficult policy to keep. When AI-powered analytics is integrated with your video security system, the surveillance analytics provides you access to assess the distance between people as well as the ability to analyze traffic patterns within your business. Information like this can go a long way in empowering your security teams to make knowledgeable judgments when they set up social distancing guidelines throughout your business.
Contact Tracing Through Surveillance Analytics
Having a COVID-19 case traced to your business or school could shut down your facility for an extended period. A positive case also endangers your employees and while simultaneously hurting your bottom line. With Avigilon technology in place, your business can significantly decrease the risk or downtime your business might experience. With Avigilon’s AI-enabled surveillance analytics you can help provide prompt insight into where a person who has tested positive has been within your business, and who they were in contact with. Decreasing the time it takes to analyze this information saves your money time, money, and potentially lives.
Rising to the difficulties posed by the pandemic is tough for all of us, but this technology can help you and your business. For more information on how AI and advanced surveillance analytics can give your business certainty and confidence during uncertain times give us a call or send us a message.