Noida, India – Dec 18th, 2020 - In an e-Interaction with Amazing Workplaces, Mr. Ankur Gutpa expresses what induced him to develop Social Distancing Radar, what are its key benefits and how an organization can leverage Social Distancing Radar to keep the business operations running while protecting its workforce.
COVID-19 pandemic has brought in several factors for organisations to introspect and evaluate their preparedness towards such challenges and look out for the potential impact on the business operations, supply chain and employee well-being. The organizations are now on a gauged path to address the situation through utilising cloud technology to the optimum level for minimized human interaction and ensure business continuity is in line with employees’ health. But this is limited to certain sectors and functions; sectors such as Manufacturing, Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail Banking and more cannot avoid human interaction in order to continue their operations during such difficult times as well.
We were determined to come up with an affordable and intelligent monitoring solution to help run businesses during such crisis times as well. “Cost” was also an important factor while considering these difficult times call for solutions that are cost-effective, affordable and can be budgeted-for easily. Thus, the idea of Social Distancing Radar (SDR) was conceived to help businesses automate monitoring and managing social distancing while keeping the operations running. The solution not only monitors user movement with respect to the user traffic flow and crowd density management but also is capable to analyze data to highlight when such guidelines are not followed. In addition, following social distancing guidelines is of paramount importance for every organization. “Social Distancing” guidelines are now becoming the culture of the company inclusive of employees, customers and partners. Be it employees, prospective employees, customers, partners everyone is talking about it, people are more aware and ready to be associated with an organization which is more inclusive and adaptive to times like these.
“While cameras are recording, SDR will provide data points such as presence information, the number of people in each area, where people are located within the field-of-view, as well as the distance between them. This data can be aggregated and analyzed to gain insights on crowd density and user traffic flow.”
Social Distancing Radar helps entities/businesses run their offices/warehouses/manufacturing units during difficult times like COVID, with minimum risk, thus benefiting the overall working style and cost.
No manual effort is needed for monitoring or sending out alerts; SDR eases out the entire process by automating it end-to-end intelligently. It can monitor, detect and raise alerts even integrate with external applications automatically without any human interaction.
In a nutshell, Social Distancing Radar empowers organizations to keep their business operations running during the pandemic through an intelligent automated monitoring system that ensures compliance through a safe and secure premise by easy integrations and data processing i.e. CCTV feed.
SDR can help businesses like the manufacturing, retail, warehouse and distribution operations, public safety, healthcare, or in segments of hospitality like the restaurants and pubs or in places where multiple persons can meet to enforce compliance and enable effective track and trace quickly.
The post COVID era would be entirely different because the COVID pandemic allowed us to think in shifting the way we work presently, and it will be an opportunity to reshape and reinvent the workplace for the post-COVID-19 era. Companies have realized that remote working can be productive, contrary to traditional belief. Many organizations have already begun to segregate their workforces based on who needs to be in the office, and who can continue to function remotely depending on the nature of their work. Hence, “work from anywhere” would be a new culture and the workplaces will be now more flexible than ever with the right tools, support and strategy while keeping employee safety at the top. But as mentioned earlier certain sectors and functions would have to maintain social distancing guidelines post COVID times too as it has alread
Based on our research and the above-mentioned business scenarios, Social Distancing Radar is developed to be used as a platform to integrate with the existing in-house security/surveillance system and maintain user data privacy.
SDR platform continuously monitors user movements, interactions across floors, and integrates the live feed with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning capabilities. Radar allows a holistic and comprehensive view; for floors within the premises. It helps in securing employees from getting infected and if any type of violation happens it sends a notification to the respective admin/security teams with screenshots, violation type (individual/group) details. This could be the best possible protective measure in this pandemic for organizations and will help them provide a safe and secure environment to their workforce.
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