Leverage the Capabilities of Contact Tracing in Adjusting to the “New Normal”

The outbreak of COVID-19 has changed pretty much every aspect of our everyday lives. Once unfamiliar words, the terms Coronavirus and COVID have not only taken over the vernacular, they’ve taken control over what we can do, where we can go, and when.

Now, as society struggles to get back to some kind of normal, albeit a new normal, we are looking to solutions of all kinds that will help us get ahead of the virus. As lockdowns continue to lift, face masks and social distancing have proven productive first steps. Now, as businesses, schools, retail stores, restaurants, and service provider enterprises of all kinds prepare to open safely, contact tracing is being widely adapted to help slow the spread.

In public health, contact tracing, as defined by Wikipedia, is the process of identification of persons who may have come into contact with an infected person (“contacts”) and subsequent collection of further information about these contacts. By tracing the contacts of infected individuals, testing them for infection, isolating or treating the infected and tracing their contacts in turn, public health aims to reduce infections in the population.

Although contact tracing has been a staple of communicable disease control in public health for decades, it’s re-emerging as a viable tactic in controlling the spread of COVID-19. As your trusted security integration provider, you can rely on Netronix to help implement contact tracing capabilities in your facility. Together with our industry-leading manufacturer partners, we are providing our customers with technology solutions to help them move forward as safely as possible in this “new normal.” The AI technologies we offer deliver fully-integrated analytic capabilities for contact tracing to help organizations quickly meet new challenges and requirements.

Using video surveillance, an advanced multi-camera search can be leveraged to pinpoint and trace individuals who have self-identified as having been diagnosed with COVID-19. Filters accessible across comprehensive AI Platforms allow users to quickly pinpoint in video any individuals that have self-identified after testing positive for the virus. Facility managers can then quickly determine with whom the infected person has interacted, as well as where in the facility the person has been recognized via the Face Recognition and Appearance Similarity Filters. These contact tracing capabilities can be conducted to notify facilities and those at-risk individuals who’ve been on their premises that they have been potentially exposed so that the proper safety protocols can be taken.

Video analytics has always been a critical component in enabling security and ensuring public safety. Video analytics can prevent incidents by monitoring live feeds and support investigations by searching through recordings for video evidence. Today, the role of intelligent video analytics has never been more critical in protecting the public and stopping the spread of Coronavirus.

Netronix is prepared to help enterprises across all markets adjust to the ‘new normal’.  And while the Coronavirus pandemic has come to color the need for so many security and safety initiatives, we also remain committed to meeting the “old normal” security needs of each and every one of our customers. Our expertise in security integration and design, access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, and mass communications system solutions is industry-leading and we are here to assist with all your security and life safety needs.