Our cutting-edge network affiliates have more than have risen to the occasion during the pandemic. Between offering innovative solutions for increased physical security, stronger cyber security, and improved communication tools, our partners are constantly creating new ways to be of service to businesses all over the world as we continue to face COVID-19 together.
Germs are now one of the biggest threats today. Organizations are doing everything they can to minimize the exposure and spread of the virus.
“Touchless access control (also known as a contactless access system) is more important now than ever before. While it was always more convenient to not have to turn a key or press buttons to unlock a door, COVID-19 has raised awareness of how quickly germs can spread and it is forcing everyone to rethink their personal and work behavior. Going above and beyond to stop the spread of germs is now the norm.” Vizpin
One very popular business security solution during these times is Touchless Access Control. We’re excited to feature a very useful new tool from our partners at GeoVision: GV-FR Panel as a Touchless Access Control Solution! Read the press release below to learn more…
“In efforts to counter the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases, touchless identification has become a trend and the future of access control. GeoVision’s new face recognition reader GV-FR Panel — meeting the emerging need to limit physical contact to keypads or fingerprint sensors — provides a touchless access control and time-attendance solution.
With an 8” LCD touchscreen of 800 x 1280 HD display, GV-FR Panel delivers vivid images and analyzes faces in real time. It grants or denies access when detecting and recognizing faces as registered or unknown.
Built in a 13.56 MHz reader, GV-FR Panel can perform not only face recognition access control but other touchless identification and authentication — when connecting to GeoVision access control systems. For high security domains where double-authentication is required, it can permit access only after both the paired access card and the presented face have been verified. It can also perform QR code-based identification by scanning QR codes from visitors’ mobile phones issued by GV-ASManager’s visitor management system.
Equipped with an IR (Infrared) camera, GV-FR Panel detects changes in the environment and illuminates with LED which makes it possible to recognize and authenticate faces in the dark.
GV-FR Panel, with on-edge ability to recognize faces instantly, can accommodate up to 10,000 faces images, 10,000 access cards and 30,000 event logs, which capability can easily handle the number of users in small and medium level enterprise environment.
To further expand the use, GV-FR Panel can be incorporated into any third-party Wiegand access control system, as well as working as a standalone by simply connecting to a door lock to grant access– which transform a legacy access system into an intelligent and secure system.
Moreover, in terms of improving the efficiency of managing and securing facilities, users can receive push notifications, with face images captured, when faces are identified or unauthorized persons are detected on GV-FR Panel, through GV-Face mobile app.
Ideal for zone control in food processing factories, healthcare facilities where hygiene is important, for construction sites where it is not easy to use touch-based authentication, and for other scenes requiring touchless door control and attendance checking, GV-FR Panel will bring you a new experience of convenience and improved security as well.”
• 8” IPS touch screen with 800 x 1280 HD display
• Face recognition distance of up to 1 m (3 ft)
• Built-in RGB & IR cameras
• 10,000 face image capacity
• 10,000 access card capacity
• Built-in 13.56 MHz reader for ISO 14443A (MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE Plus and MIFARE Classic)
• Liveness detection (face spoofing detection)
• Face recognition in the dark
• Three access modes: Face Only mode, Card or Face mode, Card + Face mode
• QR code scanning for visitor access via GV-ASManager’s visitor management system
• Standalone application
• Integration with third-party Wiegand controllers
• Mobile app supported for push notifications
• CE, FCC, LVD, RoHS compliant
“Access control is a security technique that regulates who or what can view, use or access a place or other resources. It is a fundamental concept in physical security and information security designed to minimize risk. Access control can be split into two groups designed to improve physical security or cybersecurity:
- Physical access control: limits access to campuses, building and other physical assets, e.g. a proximity card to unlock a door.
- Logical access control: limits access to computers, networks, files and other sensitive data, e.g. a username and password.”
Computers Nationwide offers state-of-the art Access Control Systems to help ensure that only the right people have access to the appropriate places. While we use multiple systems depending on our client’s requirements, Hikvision and Geovision are industry leaders providing premier systems for this network environment.
Industries that are best served by implementing an access control system are: Office buildings, banks, education communities, warehouse, healthcare facilities, factories, and even employee parking lots. Our Access Control Systems are easy-to-use, video-integrated, and networked access control solution suitable for home, small businesses and even multinational enterprises.
Why Does My Business Need Increased Access Control During the Pandemic?
COVID-19 has brought many security challenges to SMB’s throughout the world. The need for limiting contact between people, requiring a mask for entry, restricting access to certain areas, and screening workers for symptoms has increased the importance of implementing an access control system during this time.
Protecting your workplace is always important; however it’s even more vital to take precautions during the pandemic. We recommend that all SMB’s add a secure, reliable access control solution to their IT infrastructure – during the pandemic and as a best practice for security moving forward. “Because workplaces, are prime locations for viruses like COVID-19 to spread, we’ve witnessed a major shift in coronavirus office policies. For many businesses who are now operating with minimal staffing or a fully remote workforce, that means drastic changes to who has building access, and how employees are coming and going.” One Path
At Computers Nationwide, we want to help make your workplace safer and help stop the spread of the coronavirus. In addition to being part of your COVID-19 response strategy, these security systems are helpful in general for tracking the whereabouts of people in (and outside) of your facility, guarding authorized areas that hold confidential information, and helping to avoid legal liabilities. Learn the many other ways we can bring your business to the next level in 2021!
As the uncertainty of this pandemic continues, one thing is certain. Every company needs to level up their security practices to continue doing business safely while facing the coronavirus, as well as future-proof your facility for the unknown post-COVID work environment. It’s clear that while there is much out of our control, it’s vital for businesses to control what they can. Take preventative measures to protect the health and safety of customers and employees with touchless access control solutions!
We take the security of your organization and your team very seriously. Make sure your company is setup for success during the pandemic and beyond with an access control solution that is right for your organization!
Ready to increase your security while enhancing public health and safety?
The Computers Nationwide team will assess your current infrastructure, customize a solution to fit your specific needs, and provide complete installation services. Contact us to schedule your consultation today: (847) 419-9900.