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New Normals of Security: Remote Access, Thermal Detection, and Access Control

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Out of necessity, millions of Americans have transi­tioned into working from home. In a few short months, hopefully Americans will begin transi­tioning back into the workplace as vaccines roll out. The security industry has adapted to the needs of the pandemic, enlisting solutions like access control, thermal detection, and remote access to aid home and business owners. Let’s take a look at how these three technologies have impacted home and business security.

Remote Access Enables Control While On The Go

Gone are the days where you could only view your security footage in one place. Remote access and access control have already existed before the pandemic, however during the pandemic, the need for monitoring locations you were away from at any given moment has sky rocketed the usefulness of remote access. For business owners, remote monitoring helps you keep an eye on your business while you are not on the clock.

As homeowners return to the workplace, remote access will allow you to still be able to monitor your home while you’re away from home. Has your COVID puppy turned into a COVID dog where you need to be able to check in on him during the day? With remote access, you can check in on your pup and even say something to him! Furthermore, as the seasons change, so does the temper­ature in your home. With remote access, you can control your home or business’s thermostat from your Connect app, so your transition from home to work will run smoothly.

Access Control’s Ease of Use

During the pandemic, the risk of contact exposure spear­headed many businesses in choosing to implement touchless access control. It’s no surprise that contact exposure will still be a concern even after the pandemic. One element of access control that proved extremely useful was using RFID badges or phones to lock and unlock doors. As a system admin, you can schedule which people can be in the building at any given time by sched­uling their badge or phone to lock and unlock the door. This reduces unnec­essary crowding, elimi­nated the need to physi­cally touch the doors, and helps businesses every­where follow CDC guidelines.

Even as the vaccines will eventually roll out, business owners have already gotten used to the ease of access control, which can be controlled by the system admin’s phone. Not only did business owners find a use for access control and remote access in terms of reducing exposure, but also as a secondary way to track time spent in the workplace.

Thermal Detection

While not approved by the FDA as a way to help reveal signs of sickness, thermal detection has been used to reveal upticks in temper­ature for a person. Our thermal detection imaging cameras are able to show your body’s temper­ature from a safe distance away in case anyone has an elevated temper­ature. Schools like the Clark County School District in Clark County, Kentucky have used thermal detection technology in lieu of handheld temper­ature readers to read each student’s temper­ature quickly and effec­tively. In cases where it might take an hour to take 400 kids’ temper­ature, thermal detection slashes that time down to less than fifteen minutes.

Did one of these technologies catch your eye?

For more information on any of these technologies, schedule your free consultation today with a Bates Security expert. Our experts have deep rooted experience and are qualified to help you design a unique security system that’s tailored to your exact needs.