Smart Buildings Magazine

As the world emerges from the lockdown enforced by the Coronavirus pandemic, business owners and facilities managers will be under pressure to manage the occupancy of their buildings extremely prudently. Office and desk spaces will need to be adapted in order to comply with social distancing guidelines, and communal areas will also require close monitoring to prevent overcrowding.

With this in mind, IAconnects has adapted its proven people counting and desk management solutions to include two new social distancing management functions. The Social Distancing Room Management Kit (Part No. SD001) monitors the people count and occupancy status of communal areas such as washrooms, kitchens and meeting areas and displays access status accordingly. Once the count monitors occupancy at an acceptable level to be in accordance with social distancing rules then the access status of a particular area changes automatically. When the people flow count (in/out) reaches a certain limit a ‘cleaning required’ status can also be set to alert building maintenance staff that a particular area requires attention. A web-based dashboard also provides an instant overview of the overall building status.

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