Keep Your Employees Safer at Work With Occupancy Sensors
Learn more about how occupancy sensors can help your business implement new safety measures in the workplace
Currently, the CDC recommends that all people inside an office or business building maintain a social distance of 6 feet to help limit the spread of COVID-19. This guideline means that many businesses and shops aren’t opening their physical locations at full capacity right now for employees, customer and other visitors.
How can your company accurately monitor the number of people entering your New York City, NY, business location to ensure the area isn’t becoming overcrowded? Occupancy sensor technology tracks and analyzes building density to alert you when space is at capacity. It also provides valuable insight into how your spaces are being utilized. Keep reading to learn more.
How Do Occupancy Sensors Work?
Occupancy sensors measure the density in a space. There are 2 main types of technology they can use:
- Passive infrared (PIR). Infrared sensors use heat monitoring to detect the presence of a person. PIR sensors are passive, which means they only identify a new presence when a person walks through the sensor’s line of sight.
- Ultrasonic (US). Ultrasonic sensors use sound waves that measure changes in frequency to detect a new presence in the room. US sensors are active, which means they continuously send sound waves bouncing around the room to monitor reflected patterns. Therefore, a person can be detected even when they are not in the sensor’s direct line of sight.
When the sensors are mounted in your office or business location, they document density data that your team can access using connected software. The software program can report how many people are in an area — broken down by room, floor or entire location — and will send you an alert when a space reaches or exceeds maximum capacity. You can set capacity ranges based on the size of your building or office. At Alliance Telecommunications, our techs can help you determine the best placement for multiple sensors and set up the proper hardware and software installations.
How Can Density Sensors Help Keep Workspaces Safe?
Installing sensors that monitor the number of people in each area can help your business operate safely in our new, socially distanced world. Using sophisticated sensor technology, your organization can:
1.) Control the number of people moving in and out of your offices or building to ensure you remain at or below the recommended capacity. Density control allows your employees, customers or visitors to maintain appropriate space.
2.) Track the rooms or offices that receive the most traffic to ensure that highly trafficked areas are cleaned and sanitized more frequently. You can also track the times when certain spaces are more densely populated to create an efficient cleaning schedule.
3.) Analyze your entire office or building to understand how people are using available spaces. You may find underutilized spaces that you can leverage to spread out business operations and help all employees and customers maintain a safe distance no matter where they are.
At Alliance Telecommunications, our experienced technicians can help you design and install the solutions your organization needs to meet the unique challenges we’re facing today. For more information on occupancy sensors and how they can help your business, contact us to schedule a consultation.