Keeping people safe after the Lockdown
Updated: Jan 15
As the lockdowns imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus are slowly lifted and a semblance of normality returns, it is of paramount importance that society strictly follows the guidelines to ensure that a second wave of infections is avoided. Self-isolating if we feel symptoms, wearing masks and practising social distancing are the three primary actions we can all take to keep the R rate of infection below the 1 prescribed by the government. Yet, without a strict government order mandating that the population follow these guidelines, it remains a possibility that a minority of people will pose a danger to themselves and others by failing to comply.
As we undergo a once-in-a-century pandemic, putting in place infrastructure to monitor adherence to guidelines is extremely challenging. There will undoubtedly be a plethora of innovations being designed over the coming months to help keep the economy open whilst ensuring the infection rate stays low. Currently, there are very few ways to detect whether people are following the important advice given to them that: do not invade their privacy, poses an impassable infrastructure challenge, or present a huge financial outlay. Using technology to help communities successfully move out of lockdown The iDefigo Smart Camera solution is uniquely placed to address the challenges presented by the tension between saving lives and keeping the economy open. The Smart Camera has multiple features which will enable ‘eyes on’ to monitor whether individuals are wearing masks and practising social distancing. These cameras can be installed anywhere with no integrations or connections required. The iDefigo Hosted Platform stores and provides immediate remote access to view compliance levels of PPE and Social Distancing adherence. Additionally, iDefigo offers iDCam Fever, which is a thermographic camera that can be used to detect whether individuals have a temperature, an indicator for infections like COVID-19. The camera significantly reduces the cost of deploying thermographic cameras, as the iDCam Fever is the only infrastructure-agnostic body thermal imaging camera available in the market. The camera’s AI algorithms have minimal false alarms, generates alerts when face masks are not worn and can screen up to 30 people in one frame. Finally, the product employs facial detection rather than recognition, ensuring that individual privacy is preserved. iDefigo’s solutions are key to ensuring we can safely reopen the economy whilst keeping the infection rate low. Contact us today to find out how we can deploy our solutions in your area.