With the return to the office on the horizon, many companies have been looking into how they can ensure the health and safety of their employees. According to the Remark Group every organisation should now be making plans to operate under this new “normal” for at least the next year.

Ensuring that everyone abides by the two metre rule in communal areas and canteens will be difficult for many businesses. Remark Group has announced the addition of a new technology to assist with keeping the two metre rule.

Remark Group can now provide a social distancing detection solution that automatically measure rates to produce distancing data.

The data is monitored in real-time and can send alerts and updates to facilities managers where people aren’t abiding the two-metre rule. The solution also checks your existing workplace cameras feed for hotspots many times a day, so it can determine which areas need a social distancing fix.

The solution also has the ability to detect masks while measuring distance between people. If your company has put a mask policy into place, the technology can track both mask and social distancing policy effectiveness.

Tailgating, even if it is as innocent as opening a door for someone, is a common security breach, and can be hard to monitor. With the use of cameras and distancing detection technology, tailgating can be detected and deterred. Each time the number of people passing through an entrance is greater than the number of people authorized to entire, it will trigger off a tailgating alert. One again, this is all monitored in real-time so can be sent straight to the facilities manage and set off alarms to make occupants aware to abide by the social distancing rules.

From retail stores to hotels, to public buildings and banks, monitored queuing will be a system that will stay with us for the next couple of years. Remark Group can now provide a solution that works with your video surveillance camera that can function as a queue monitor.

The camera has the ability to detect whether people are abiding by the two meter rule and staying to the designated chevrons. This technology can also be applied to occupancy control, where communal areas can only hold a certain amount of people the solution can be set up to work with automated barriers or doors and digital signage to send real-time reports and alerts.