4 Access Control and CCTV trends that emerged from the pandemic
Security technology, which includes access control and surveillance cameras, is a field that is evolving rapidly. It has particularly been so due to the advent of the global pandemic. And while lockdowns have been eased and things are returning to “normal,” there’s no denying that the impact that the pandemic had on security will be felt in the years to come.
The pandemic accelerated some security trends, like contactless access control, that were already growing in popularity. Other practices, like fever screening, were adopted to help businesses reduce the risk of exposure to the virus. For many businesses, the way forward will include continuing security practices that emerged during the pandemic.
In this blog post, we break down four security trends that are expected to remain as the post-pandemic landscape takes shape.
Contactless access control
Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, touchless access control has seen significant growth. This is one of the most notable security trends, as this solution facilitates a fast, secure and convenient way to authenticate employees without the need for touching any surfaces. Examples of contactless access control include facial readers, card readers, and key fobs.
Fever screening access control
The pandemic has prompted businesses to take precautionary measures to keep their employees, clients, and visitors safe. As a result, fever screening solutions have become the new gatekeepers at the entrances of public spaces. Hand-held thermal scanners have become all the rage. As did thermal fever cameras, which used advanced algorithms to quickly screen each visitor for elevated body temperatures.
In the current climate, People Counting solutions provide an essential benefit of maintaining occupancy limits for social distancing in public settings. The software can be integrated with access control, facial recognition, and video surveillance to monitor crowd traffic. Every individual entering a particular area is counted automatically, with the total number displayed on the screen.
When lockdowns were enforced, there was a surge in remote work, which heightened the need for remote surveillance. Many business premises were abandoned during this period, increasing the risk of burglary. Remote monitoring made it possible for business owners to monitor and control their security system from anywhere using any web-enabled device. Thanks to cloud access and mobile security solutions, business owners have peace of mind knowing that their property is protected 24/7. It is a trend that isn’t going anywhere, especially as many businesses still operate remotely or on a hybrid work model.
Final thoughts on Nashua’s access control and CCTV solutions
If there’s one lesson businesses can take away from the pandemic, it is that continuously adjusting during uncertain times will help your business pull through. As the world slowly goes back to a normal similar to pre-pandemic times, take some time to consider which of these security trends will work best at your workplace.