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The news of COVID-19 is at the forefront of all our thoughts and is rapidly changing the trajectory of every individual, family and business throughout the world. Our priority remains the health and safety of our customers and employees.
Ban-Koe Companies is committed to supporting our customers’ systems during these uncertain times.
COVID-19 Additional Resources
Quickly identify the staff who are affected.
If an employee has been infected with COVID-19 it's important to quickly identify the other staff the employee has been in contact with. With this tool quickly run contact tracing information to inform employees who have been in contact in the past 14+ days.
What does touch-free time tracking look like in the workforce?
This is the time to take control of your workforce labor management by eliminating buddy punching, tracking tardiness and early departure, extended lunches or break times… and all by controlled touchless devices that promotes safety, employee peace of mind and higher employer ROI.
Besides being able to quickly and accurately detect persons infected by COVID-19; it is just as important to know where they have been, and who they have had contact with for the last 14+ days.
vIDix Trace Management Software provides visibility to which locations a person has traveled to, the time frame of each visit, as well as identifying the areas within the facility they traveled through. Furthermore, identifying the other employees onsite that day.
Simply select your employee and the time frame of your query. Then print out the on-screen real-time report as well as historical data for the various locations visited and the doors used each day. Employers can easily identify a list of all persons to notify that were onsite at each location each day during, as well as after the infected person was onsite. Equally important, validate that the infected person has not traveled to other specific locations.
vIDix Trace Manager can provide metrics to help determine which locations and areas within each facility are high-traffic zones and require elevated cleaning protocols and cycles.
Allow employees to safely self-report.
With a self-reporting tool, employers can help keep the workplace safe, by following health department recommendations that every employee be assessed for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors each day before entering the workplace. Allow employees to respond to known COVID-19 indicators and record their temperatures from any mobile device. The information can flag potential concerns and allow the employer to plan the best response with the employee before they report to work.
How do body temperature readings protect employees, visitors?
Body temperature is the leading indicator of COVID-19. Thermal Images can passively detect body temperatures that exceed the set threshold. Notifications to the person and/or to management can be set to alert the condition. Then pre-planned procedures can be followed.
Touchless Access Control
One of the easiest ways to make your employees feel safe and secure at work is to reduce as many contact points as possible at your facility. This can be accomplished by adding automatic door openers to common access points. These can be paired with your card readers and access control system to automatically open the door when a valid card read has been detected.
While most card readers are more or less touch-free, you can eliminate any possible contact by replacing them with long-range readers. These can detect credentials from distances from up to 6 feet or more. A long-range reader paired with an automatic door opener eliminates any contact point for that person entering the facility.
Once within the facility the same technologies can be used for internal secure doors. For non-secure doors, a Passive Infrared Reader (PIR) is paired with an automatic door opener. This is the same technology used by Target, Walmart or any other big box retailer to automatically open the doors. In these cases, they are generally sliding doors. The PIR detects your presence and a signal is sent to the automatic door opener to once again eliminate any contact points.
Another touch-free option is to upgrade your existing card readers with ones which work with credentials stored on your phone. Because of the wireless technologies used within the phone the reader can detect credentials from several inches to multiple feet ensuring again no contact between the credential and reader.
There is also new touch-free button options available. With certain lock types a user had to press a button to pass through or exit a secure door. Instead of touching the button the user now waves their hand from a safe distance in front of the button unlocking the door and eliminating the touch point.
Automatic Door Openers
No Touch Biometrics
Long Range Readers
Track Time & Attendance Touch-Free
COVID-19 has changed the management of our workforce. Today’s expectations from employees are for their employers to provide a safe environment and, for those who can now work remotely, employers require the need to track time on jobs and tasks without ever actually seeing the employee.
vIDix Labor is a key strategy for enforcing safety consciousness as well as allowing businesses to manage their employees both on and off-site.
On-site labor-tracking provides choices of utilizing touchless time clocks, allowing employees to punch with proximity cards or facial biometrics. Off-site allows employees to use their personal cell phones, laptops, notepads, and other devices to log in.
Screening questions are also available and can be asked to staff when clocking in for the day.
Stay COVID safety aware by staggering shift/start times to help avoid over-crowding at business entrances. Increase employee satisfaction and improve schedule accuracy vIDix Scheduler. Your employees will appreciate your concern for their safety and scheduling preferences. Studies1 have proven that over time, absenteeism, and turnover costs are greatly reduced when employees are aware of their employer’s concern for their needs and safety.
1 Ed Frauenheim, “ Scheduling Software Sees Surge in Demand,” Workforce Management Magazine, ( October 9, 2006)
vIDix iReport makes it easy to stay in compliance with the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Guidelines. iReport has a built-in process flow to keep the organization and employees on track with self-reporting. This helps to relieve some of the day-to-day stresses and burdensome tasks of employee management during this difficult time.
Via smart phone, tablet or pc, employees respond to health questions and record their temperature. When an employee’s responses require follow-up, notification is immediately sent to the person or team designated by the organization to further investigate and determine if the employee should report to work. iReport information can integrate with vIDix Control, Ban-Koe’s door access solution and prevent employees who have not self-reported or have unresolved indicator flags from entering the building.
vIDix iReport will record each event with date/time stamp for future reporting and analysis. This means detailed analysis can be run at any time to see the response time for each cycle and event. You will know day-to-day how the self-reporting process is going along with any employees taking their time to respond to each request.
Automated Temperature Screening
To protect those entering a building, implementing a high-end temperature screening solution, will make screening safer, faster and smarter. With a thermal imager device, organizations can immediately detect a preliminary screening of elevated skin-surface temperatures of those entering the building with an accuracy up to +/- 0.5°F. With early detection, organizations can safely identify if those entering the building need further evaluation. The thermal imager focuses temperature measurement areas on human bodies to avoid false alarms caused by other heat sources. Using screening of elevated skin-surface temperatures instead of body temperatures protects individual's privacy.
For increased safety, measurements are non-contact allowing measurements to be conducted from a distance of 3 to 18 feet away. Options for the thermal imager include a mounted or handheld device. These can be installed at an entrance, monitoring everyone that enters the building, detecting exceeding body temperatures for up to 30 people at a time. For further contact tracing, video recording can also be included.
In addition to heat detection, the thermal imager can also detect if the person is wearing a mask or not. If not, an alert can be sent to management to ensure policies for wearing masks in the building are being enforced.
Mounted Thermal Imager
160*120 Thermal Resolution
6 mm Thermal Lens
4 MP Optical Camera with 8 mm Lens
Handheld Thermal Imager
160*120 Thermal Resolution
8 MP Resolution Optical Camera
6 MM Thermal Lens