Leverage Your Surveillance Technology for a Successful Reopening With These 4 Guidelines

As stay-at-home orders lift and businesses begin to reopen amid the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it’s critical for your business to have a plan to keep everyone safe.

Security systems are an essential part of actively monitoring your business for ongoing health and safety standards. The right technology can support your security strategy as well as public wellness—including employees, customers, patients, residents, and other people accessing your facility—for a successful reopening.

You can leverage your security technology with these four key guidelines for opening your business and navigating these ongoing and evolving challenges. 

1. Follow Public Health Recommendations With a Strategy

Having a strategy for adhering to public health recommendations and proactively monitoring your facility can make all the difference in preventing cases.

No matter your industry, having a plan to uphold social distancing and face-covering requirements can increase safety and efficiency. You should also plan to have a designated area where someone who’s experiencing symptoms can be isolated until they receive the care or transportation they need [1].

It’s also important to identify areas in your facility that need to be monitored for health recommendations and ensure employees are fully updated and trained to reduce unnecessary exposure.

2. Identify Areas of Concerns and Reposition Your Cameras Accordingly

For many businesses, there are new areas of concern that need to be monitored both inside and outside the facility. Before, the employee break room may not have been a priority area for surveillance; now, things have changed. 

For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently recommending that businesses close or at least limit access to common areas where employees interact [2]

Your surveillance cameras may need to be adjusted to effectively monitor new areas of concern, such as where crowding tends to happen or for where temperature screenings are taking place for maximum efficiency.  

3. Invest in Automatic Doors to Prevent the Spread of Germs

Opening doors during the coronavirus epidemic is a hassle. For businesses that don’t have automatic doors, people often try to open doors with their elbow, paper towels, shirt sleeves, and other unsanitary items to gain entry without touching door components [3].

Even if you currently have an access control system, relying on people to open doors themselves can lead to needless spreading of germs. By investing in automatic doors linked to your access control system, you can eliminate constant touching, as the doors will open automatically once someone has been authorized for entry. 

Automatic doors can also help reduce the need for constant disinfecting of door components and instead conserve your resources for more critical efforts. 

4. Get Real-Time Notifications With Updated Analytics 

Security camera analytics can not only map trends to help you better identify and understand priority areas within your facility, but also to respond in real-time to critical incidents. 

Internet protocol (IP) camera systems can incorporate video analytics, and some already come with analytics that can be configured. You can identify crowding, health violations, and even count people with real-time alerts to your security team. 

As your priorities continue to evolve with COVID-19 public health regulations, analytics can easily be adapted to support your system and your security goals. 

Surveillance Secure Delaware Valley Is Here to Safely and Effectively Help You Reopen 

Have you considered how technology can help your business reopen? Get in touch with our team at Surveillance Secure Delaware Valley to learn more about how our surveillance solutions can help you reopen safely and effectively!


  1. https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workplace-ready-for-covid-19.pdf
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
  3. https://www.unitypoint.org/article.aspx?id=35659ac2-76ee-46aa-83d2-595df266ee2c

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