As states begin to transition to re-opening, businesses are having to adapt to a new norm. Not only are businesses having to comply with new and changing regulations, but they are looking for ways to implement social distancing technologies to keep their workforce safe. While some industries, like construction, will find it difficult to perform some functions while maintaining a six feet distance between workers, businesses still find the social distancing technology valuable to capture analytics on hot zones and enforce safety measures in areas where they should be in compliance.
For many businesses that are gearing to return their employees to the workplace, another shutdown or slowdown in operations is not an option. Implementing temperature screening kiosks and social distancing technologies is an investment worth making to ensure workers stay safe and operations stay running.
What Types of Social Distancing Technology Exist?
Proximity Sensing Technology: In rugged environments, proximity sensing technology uses an enterprise-grade mobile computer for contact tracing using user-level alerts to contain exposure and empower workers to maintain a safe distance from one another. The technology utilizes Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-enabled devices that are already being utilized by workers for barcode scanning and other warehouse operations. The software on these devices is hosted in the cloud; therefore, requiring no additional infrastructure investments. Full reporting capability allows supervisors to identify high exposure areas or individuals.
Social Distancing Wristbands: In less rugged environments, social distancing wristbands use proximity sensors to briefly vibrate and flash in order to notify workers that another worker (wristband) is within six feet, thus reminding the wearer to maintain a healthy social distance. This technology also includes intuitive API integrations and reporting to track high contact zones, high-risk employees and proximity logs, all while keeping the employee data secure.
What Are The Benefits of Social Distancing Technology?
See some of the benefits of Proximity Sensing Technology with enterprise-grade mobile computers:
- Increase awareness with proximity alerts
- Enforce social distancing with proximity events
- Identify exposure with automated contact tracing
- Utilizes enterprise-grade mobile computers that are already being used by workforce for barcode scanning and other warehouse operations
- Hierarchy-based facility tracking
- At-a-glance dashboard status of all employees on shift and their distance to others
- Creation of a custom notification hierarchy
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See some of the benefits of Social Distancing Wristband Technology:
- Using accurate data for contact tracing
- Easy for employees and managers to use
- Interactive contact trace reporting
- Employee data is secure
Check out our Social Distancing Wristbands guide >
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A social distancing solution is very customized to each operational environment. It may require any combination of mobile computers, wristbands, software and ERP integration. There is no one size fits all. It’s best to consult with one of our experts to ensure your solution is the right fit for your organization. Let’s get started >