The new family of social distancing tools supports the smooth return to a safe shopping environment by providing automated occupancy control, ensuring the number of customers in a physical space never exceeds a maximum limit. With Gunnebo’s OccuLinq software, retail managers enjoy real-time data on customer numbers at their fingertips. When a maximum occupancy level is reached, gates lock temporarily until another customer has left the store, after which a new customer is free to enter. Automated customer flow maximises social distancing and thereby minimises infection risk. Live occupancy data sharing The OccuLinq platform provides live occupancy data direct to a mobile phone app, tablet or PC screen. The app works in combination with: OccuSense stereo cameras that count people without storing personal data, making them fully GDPR compliant. OccuSign digital display to inform waiting customers of occupancy availability, while reassuring shoppers that the store takes their safety seriously. Access control speed gates that regulate the flow of customers. Exit control to prevent shoplifters leaving the store without paying. OccuLinq offers automatic adherence to social distancing occupancy guidelines and regulations. There is no need for staff at store entrances, while friction-free and transparent occupancy control minimises possibilities for confrontation between customers and staff. OccuLinq platform for the retail market “We foresee increased demand for occupancy control solutions as the retail sector adapts to the new normal created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in mid-May, our H-Sense range has already been a genuine success, supporting customers by ensuring efficient infection control on their premises. OccuLinq now offers efficient and user-friendly occupancy control processes linked to the right of access, ensuring that social distancing measures are properly and safely enforced,” says Robert Hermans, SVP Entrance Control, and Gunnebo. While OccuLinq is initially launched toward the retail market, Gunnebo believes that OccuLinq will also provide important benefits to other market segments such as museums, theatres, office buildings etc., during the re-opening phase and beyond.
COVID-19 can be stopped right at the entrance to office buildings, schools, hospitals, factories and in public transportation using the hi-tech infection control products launched by Gunnebo, the Swedish global provider of smart access control solutions. The new family of access control solutions supports the smooth return to a safe working environment by providing automated infection prevention through contactless processes, maximised social distancing, and enforcement of body temperature and personal protective equipment regimes. Body temperature detection The new H-Sense range offers three levels of protection: Body temperature detection integrated into the gate combines image analytics with infrared thermal monitoring to deliver contactless temperature measurement to an accuracy of ±0.3°C. The system denies entry to anyone exhibiting an elevated body temperature. Hygienic mask detection via a high precision camera integrated into the gate, backed up by image analytics, recognises if the visitor is wearing a mask and denies access if it is absent. An automatic gel dispenser delivers a dose of hand sanitiser contactlessly and prevents entry unless the sanitiser has been administered. Infection control processes More details about the product can be found on the company’s official website. These stylish modern gates can also now be configured with increased flexibility to maximise social distancing in limited entrance spaces. The new infection control features can be retro-fitted to existing gates. “We foresee increased demand for access control solutions with a higher degree of connectivity and peripherals to meet specific needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new H-Sense range provides efficient and user-friendly infection control processes linked to the right of access, ensuring that protective measures are properly and safely enforced”, says Robert Hermans, SVP Entrance Control, Gunnebo.