Ways To Utilize Your Surveillance System When (As) Your Business Reopens
As a business owner, it is within your power to implement surveillance and safety procedures that actively reduce the spread of the coronavirus within your establishment. While it can be daunting to conduct business during a global pandemic, there are certain changes you can make to your company’s day-to-day routine that will make the transition easier for everyone involved.
In the midst of this health crisis, it can be challenging to know how to resume “business as usual.” Though this may not be immediately possible for your company, when the time does come to reopen your doors and welcome customers again, there are certain measures you can take to ensure the health and safety of both your guests and employees. Many of these strategies are intertwined with your company’s current surveillance and security systems on-site. Keep reading to discover three simple surveillance strategies that will significantly improve the safety and success of your business as you reopen to the public.
Enforce Social Distancing Requirements
The first -- and perhaps most obvious -- measure to enforce in your newly reopened business is social distancing. While this term may be interpreted in different ways depending on location, it is generally understood that social distancing implies keeping a safe distance of at least six feet from other people while out in public. Of course, this measure is designed to drastically reduce the spread of germs from one person to another while interacting and conversing. Combined with mask-wearing, social distancing is an effective tool to minimize the potential risk of coronavirus within your establishment.
There are a few surveillance strategies you can implement to enforce social distancing within your store or company. First, utilize the security cameras you already have to make sure that a minimum distance of six feet between customers is respected throughout your space. Keep a close eye on the parts of your establishment that are the most frequented, like the entrance/exit, smaller corridors, etc. You may also want to install newer security cameras that will allow a clearer view of your space or simply reposition the cameras you have to better observe and enforce social distancing rules.
Consider Investing in Automatic Doors
Another change that will reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus within your establishment is the installation of automatic opening doors. Though your store may already have access control systems in place, if your space is not equipped with no-touch opening doors, it may be your next best move. By replacing your traditional pull or push doors with motion-sensing doors, you are removing the most commonly touched surface in your store, thus limiting the chance of germ transmission at the entrance/exit area.
Because the coronavirus is most frequently spread from hands to face, implementing automatic opening doors will inevitably make your store or business space more sanitary and guests will be more assured upon entrance. Unfortunately, even if you place hand sanitizer at the entrance/exit of your establishment, it is unrealistic to think that every customer will sanitize every time they come in or leave. For this reason alone, limiting the number of surfaces that a client has to physically touch to do business with you will be beneficial for staff and customers alike.
Install Cameras With Analytics for Real-Time Alerts
Lastly, in order to make your business as safe and sanitary as possible, consider installing upgraded cameras that have analytics for real-time alerts. This change will allow you to stay up-to-date with your business’ security and take preventative measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, rather than simply reacting to incidents after they occur. In the long run, using cameras with analytics and real-time alerts will proactively reduce the number of incidents your company encounters as you catch “violations” before they happen.
By incorporating these changes into your business’ surveillance and safety procedures, you can rest assured knowing that you are taking steps to counteract and prevent the spread of the coronavirus in your space. Keep your employees and customers safe by enforcing social distancing, investing in no-touch doors and appliances and installing top-notch security cameras.
LATECH is here to help you navigate this overwhelming time with quality suggestions that optimize your business’ surveillance and security. To further discuss the measures mentioned in this article or to gain more insight on fighting the spread of the coronavirus within your space, contact us today at 866-779-4897. Our helpful team is eager to kick-start your business again and put you back on the road to success.