Occupancy Sensors FAQs
How occupancy sensors can help your Newark business during COVID-19
Businesses in Newark and across the country are trying to determine the best way to bring workers back into the office while COVID-19 is still a concern. While working from home has run smoothly for many organizations, other companies may need employees physically in the office for all or at least some days of the week.
When thinking about returning workers into your workplace, you’re probably wondering what efforts help prevent coronavirus transmission. Temperature checks, sanitizing measures, and proper ventilation are a few strong steps to take. Using occupancy sensors is another excellent measure for keeping your workplace safe. Here are some frequently asked questions about occupancy sensors and some information on how they can help your New Jersey business during this pandemic.
What are Occupancy Sensors?
Occupancy sensors detect human activity in a space and then automatically control lights, temperature, or ventilation. For example, businesses often use occupancy sensors to automatically turn off or dim lights when a space is unoccupied. These sensors can also track how occupied an area is and when it has reached capacity.
How Do Occupancy Sensors Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19?
For businesses, these sensors can help monitor your office’s incoming and outgoing traffic and let you know when an area is too full. Since you’ll likely want to limit the number of employees in your office at once, occupancy sensors can help you stay on top of that number. Whether it’s the number of employees on the main floor, in meeting rooms, in the break room, or restrooms — these sensors can help you enforce occupancy limits.
Many occupancy sensors have notification capabilities so that managers or other leaders can tell staff to stop gathering in a specific area. The notifications can also alert your cleaning staff to sanitize workspaces and restrooms when they’re empty — so that they’re sanitized before the next employee comes.
What Types of Occupancy Sensors Can I Install?
There are two types of occupancy sensor technologies: passive infrared (PIR) and ultrasonic (US). PIR sensors only track a person’s presence when they walk through the sensor’s field of view, thus they are deemed passive. Ultrasonic sensors use sound waves to identify objects in proximity, and are active since they continuously send out sound waves and measure their return speed.
There’s so much more to learn about occupancy sensors for your office, so contact our team of experts at Alliance Telecommunications. Let us help you find the correct sensors for your workplace and achieve peace of mind during this uncertain time. You can call us or talk to us through the chatbox on the corner of your screen!