Facial Recognition For Security And Contact Tracing

28 May, 2020

Facial Recognition For Security And Contact Tracing

Contact tracing has been recognised internationally as the key initiative to battle COVID clusters. So it is natural that Contact Tracing will form part of ongoing initiatives at Level 2 and Level 1 going forward.

Our people are parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties, sisters and brothers and we have a personal interest in ensuring that our children and the wider community remain healthy and safe from harm throughout the current pandemic and beyond. In fact, the idea behind this initiative came to one of our employees while he was picking up his daughter from school when we moved from “Lockdown” to level 3.

Alongside our business partners at Avigilon and Gallagher, Aotea Security makes contact tracing technology available and accessible for the long term safety of New Zealanders and provides multiple options that are currently being implemented with a number of our key clients.

The first approach is facial recognition camera capabilities to record and time-stamp all visitors to your location and with the ability to measure social distancing through camera AI. Whether you have registered their details in the system or not, this will allow you to instantly provide the Ministry of Health with either contact details, or a photograph of a visitor where they are suspected of having had COVID-19, or another incident presenting a health and safety risk.

We also have options for tracing with mobile card readers, this option involves the Gallagher Proximity and Contact Report, which can be installed on systems with version V7.9 or above installed. This report allows for an immediate search and reports on a particular staff member and who they have been in contact with, within your environment. This can then be used for the Ministry of Health contact tracing purposes.

Throughout these uncertain times, it has been Aotea Security’s priority to assist in enabling the ongoing health and safety of our fellow New Zealanders, if you wish to learn more about these services email us at nationwide@aoteasecurity.co.nz or call us on 0800 268 732.