Paxton is introducing free bespoke learning, new products and a guide to help ensure buildings are COVID-secure. The initiative has been designed in line with the new UK government guidelines: Working safely during COVID-19. In a 45-minute webinar, Paxton will show how to match a security offering with the practical considerations of how to operate safely in the workplace. Paxton is also launching a new release for Net2, specially developed to support social distancing.
Paxton recognises it has an important role to play in helping companies across the country update their buildings and reopen their businesses safely and securely to support the economy. As a UK manufacturer with over 35 years expertise in securing buildings, the route for Paxton is always through educating its trusted network of integrators to deliver genuine solutions for the real world.
Gareth O’Hara, Chief Sales Officer, stated, ‘As a manufacturer of technology, in partnership with installation companies we have an opportunity to positively contribute to protecting people against COVID-19. Access Control has a key role in helping ensure buildings are COVID-secure. At present, thousands of buildings across the country have to implement new measures to comply with the UK government guidelines. Right now, business owners are working out how to safely transition people back to work. Our message is: Please do not wait. People need to become familiar with the guidance, and Net2 solutions, and support their customers in making their buildings COVID-19 secure. From the webinar, the supporting technical information to the new Net2 release and free customer guide, we believe they will have everything they need.’
Since the new guidelines were released by the UK government in May 2020, Paxton’s team of researchers have been thoroughly reviewing all the content to ensure the most relevant, up to date information is shared with customers. The result is a webinar containing useful advice.
The session covers 4 key areas:
- Contactless entry and exit – hygienic access, moving away from touch-based devices, specifically referenced in government guidelines.
- Flexible access permissions – meeting social distancing guidelines, limiting high traffic and applying one-way flow of movement.
- Occupancy management – controlling and monitoring people numbers in any given area to support social distancing.
- Thermal scanning – using cameras to ensure health and wellbeing in high security areas, and quickly identifying people that could be at risk.
As part of the new plan, Paxton is introducing an Occupancy Management feature in Net2, along with improvements to integration with thermal scanners to give the best options for safe, secure access. Due for release in July 2020, Net2 Occupancy Management allows users to limit the number of people in any given area; either barring access or sending an notification to the building manager when a space nears capacity. It works across multiple areas of a site and can be set to operate a one-in, one-out system to support social distancing measures.
Adam Stroud, Paxton CEO, stated, ‘We understand the important part that access control has to play in managing the flow of people around a building in order to support a hygienic environment. In addition, controlling the density of people in any given area is a valuable tool to help businesses of all types to become COVID-secure. Net2 is the best selling access control system in the UK and so we have developed the new Occupancy Management feature to meet this specific need. For new and existing Net2 customers, we hope this new functionality helps the efforts we are all making to observe social distancing and keep people safe.’
Paxton has also created a useful digital guide for end users which explains in easy terms how to make a building COVID-secure.
Katie Millis-Ward, Divisional Director of Communications, added, ‘Providing insight into the detailed government guidelines to make it simple for both the integrator and the end customer is something we are well placed to do. There’s a lot of information for businesses to digest when making buildings safe and we hope we have broken it down into a digestible format so people can get started with confidence. Our new COVID-secure with Net2 customer guide should help anyone, even if they have no knowledge of access control.’
Paxton’s webinar, the Definitive Guide to COVID-secure Buildings with Net2, starts on 16 June and runs twice daily.