Protecting your people and assets is critical. Keeping your environment safe and comfortable is non-negotiable. With COVID-19 looming, you now must also protect from the invisible enemy. Safety today includes providing for well-lit workspaces, hallways and parking structures. You need to control who comes and goes from your facilities, as well as establish a database for troubleshooting and potential contact tracing later.
Use data to help identify threats sooner. Get a single view of video, access and lighting. Automatic alerts and apps make it possible to reach the “need to know” and facility occupants instantly. Technology has evolved to make it possible to manage this complexity from one single point of contact. You can build this one step at a time or in one full sweep.
We spend 90% of our time indoors—inside offices buildings, schools, grocery stores, shopping centers, and hospitals. With COVID-19 threatening every social interaction, those indoor spaces (where the virus spreads more easily) can seem brimming with concealed dangers.
Fortunately, we already have the tools to make buildings better for people and less hospitable to pathogens like the coronavirus. “The science is decades old on all the benefits that come from healthy buildings, including infectious disease reduction,” says Joseph Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “But these strategies have not been fully deployed in buildings.”