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Health Safety Solutions In the Time of COVID 19

As businesses begin to reopen from the COVID 19 closure, many owners are unsure of how to protect their staff and customers. Wiring Technologies offers multiple solutions to solve this issue. Our solutions are in line with the CDC reopening guidelines.

Thermal Imaging Cameras

These cameras are used to detect elevated body temperature, a primary symptom of COVID 19. Wiring Technologies has thoroughly researched these products and found a few that work in a variety of settings. What we have learned is that the best setups include a black body device in conjunction with the camera. We suggest the following:

InVid – This camera will take the temperature of up to 16 people at a time, and up to 1,000 an hour. The accuracy goes above and beyond the CDC guideline of .5 degree accuracy. Our testing found a .1-.2 degree accuracy rate. Another great feature of this product is that it is a full package with no annual software subscription fee. Just attach it to a monitor and PC and you are set. The Invid product will show the faces and readings of each person passing through, and the information can be stored for later review.

ATHENA – This product is also good for taking the temperature of multiple people at one time. It can be wall mounted, or on a tripod with an added screen. The ATHENA will notify of a high temperature by an alarm, and is meant to be used without an operator monitoring. This package comes with an optional black body (again, this improves accuracy). However, it does require a $1,200 per year subscription for the software.

PTI Zortemp 1000 – If you are looking for a stand alone unit that is ready out of the box, this may be the right solution for you. The Zortemp uses the wrist to measure temperature and announces it vocally, or you can use an alarm for privacy. It is somewhat compact and portable. Plus, it comes with an optional hand sanitizer dispenser attachment, handy if using in an employee entrance. This product is not meant to be a quick temperature check of crowds. So it would not work in a large setting. But it is an affordable, quality piece for the right environment.

Antimicrobial Keyboard and Mouse sets 

It looks like a regular keyboard, but this product can be cleaned with any product and even dunked in water without damage. Plus, the surface is antimicrobial, thus kills the viruses on the surface. Once a popular product only in health care settings, they have found a home in offices with shared keyboards.

Clear Protective Film Screen Protectors

This is a great product for cell phones, tablets, patient monitors or other surfaces. This product allows for the cleaning of surfaces that are frequently touched. Also good to cover monitors or touch screens that could be damaged from the strong cleaning supplies being used to treat the virus. When you want a new cover, simply peel the existing off and replace. This product also comes with a multi-layer option. So that you can peel down to another protector without having to replace.

Wiring Technologies offers a free site assessment to determine your true needs. Contact us today to schedule (407) 862-6290 ext. 114 or marketing@wiringtech.com

Sound Masking Quiets Noisy Workplaces

Most of us have worked in an office space with a loud and constant rumble. Where you can hear every word of your cubical neighbor’s phone conversations, whether you want to or not. You may even hear the clicks from their keyboard and shuffling of papers. Statistics have now shown that this noise impacts your employees’ quality of work.

According to an article in Fast Company by Katharine Schwab, open plan offices are currently too loud. “That’s a real problem for workers’ productivity and creativity. A 2018 study by WeTransfer, which asked creatives about their most important requirements to do good work, found that 65% of creative people want silence. It was the most crucial element of their work process, far more than a neat, tidy space, coffee, or sunshine,” she writes.

A Canadian study conducted in 2018 backs up Schwab’s assumptions, finding nearly six in 10 Canadians battling distraction due to noise.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Wiring Technologies can install state-of-art sound masking solutions to ensure a more calming workplace. When properly designed, it dynamically improves comfort in the the work space by gently raising the ambient background sound uniformly with a clean, consistently random, broadband, non-intrusive sound. In other words, white noise. And, as a result, overheard speech and other unwanted noises become less intelligible.

There are other uses for sound masking. It can be installed outside of conference rooms to mask the sound of conversations inside, thus creating a confidential environment.

Schedule a free Wireless Technologies acoustic assessment. Our highly-experienced team will come to your office and determine the best solutions for you. Call (407) 862-6290, or email marketing@wiringtech.com.

Read more about distracting workplaces:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90342214/the-science-of-why-you-hate-your-open-office

https://www.hrreporter.com/focus-areas/compensation-and-benefits/nearly-6-in-10-workers-distracted-leading-to-lost-productivity/326089

https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/01/jobs-workplace-privacy-open-offices-cubicles.html