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With an eye to present-day pandemic precautions and future uncertainties, Vodacom Business has launched a series of precautionary solutions to assist businesses in reopening, as their employees begin returning to work.
Vodacom Thermal Cameras
One of the primary symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is elevated body temperature. The use of thermal imaging cameras previously applied in the manufacturing industries can be applied to detect persons with raised body temperatures if required by an organisation’s screening process. The Vodacom Business Thermal Scanner can be used to monitor employees or customers’ body temperature from a safe distance as they enter a specific area or building.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and analytics will then measure the employee or customer’s temperature and in the event, it is elevated, generate a notification for further screening protocols in accordance with their specific Health Safety & Environment (HSE) guidelines. The technology provides thermal measurements which are non-invasive for those being monitored and produce objective, instant results to guide HSE personnel.
Vodacom Social Distancing Monitoring Technology
Using an existing camera feed or a Vodacom-supplied camera, this provides a platform to monitor people within an area and report back on distances between them. Using artificial intelligence capabilities, the technology assists in monitoring the social distancing guideline set out by Government while it also counts the number of people who enter or leave an area. The monitoring and tracking of the distance between people are critical to ensure that businesses remain compliant to the regulatory and governance policies put in place.
Vodacom PPE Monitoring
This IoT solution utilises existing camera feeds and through Visual Analytics can effectively identify individuals that are not using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), more specifically – face masks. This can be integrated into workflows or any external orchestration layer and gives businesses the ability to effectively identify and respond to their Health Safety & Environment (HSE) protocols.
These solutions have been designed to support the wide range of industries on the frontline of the nation’s fight against the current pandemic, as well as those looking to prepare for when current restrictions are eased. To enable use in different situations, the technology has been developed in different tiers to make it easily accessible and can be scaled as and when required. The installation of these technologies at the entrances of public institutions such as hospitals and clinics, and commercial establishments like corporate offices, shops and retail outlets will play a role in curbing the spread of the virus.
Vodacom Business is committed to supporting businesses and IoT solutions are central to business success in our increasingly digitised world. In this climate, companies need to accelerate their digital transformation strategies through the implementation of IoT solutions like these
Pricing is available at three tiers to make it easily accessible and can be scaled as and when required. For more information contact Vodacom Business on IoTLeads@vodacom.co.za