Slowly but surely, companies are now inviting their employees back into the office. Many businesses are also choosing to use the latest technology trends to plan a safe return, increase workplace security, and manage a new concept of precisely what the ‘new workplace’ should look like.
New workplace challenges
The organization is the key to any successful business, which means confronting an entirely new reality in the face of an ongoing pandemic. The organization of a work environment where employees feel safe becomes crucial to that success. Technology can contribute to the bigger picture of security, helping offices and businesses remain safe.
Mobile technology and the workplace
Smartphones are vital to daily tasks, whether at work or at home. Consider that your smartphone can manage your home security system, oven, refrigerator, washing machine, and car door.
So, if a mobile device can do all this at home, a smartphone becomes a vital instrument in the quest for business success in the new normal.
Smart door locks are a growing trend in home security systems, and now businesses are following suit. There are no more keys, key cards, or other means to get into your office. A smartphone is all you require, and mobile security will prove much safer with the easy management of credentials.
Mobile credentials with a tap on the app
A mobile credential is an electronic key that is in your smartphone. An employee will install an app on their phone and scan a QR code or open a Cloud Key link in front of an electronic reader positioned at entrances and exits.
This type of technology can integrate Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RFID, or even cellular data meaning it offers all kinds of options for cell phone users. A tap on the app or a phone wave will allow entrance or exit.
QR codes and contactless entry mean that employees entering an office no longer need to interact with reception or front desk personnel necessarily.
Employees can enter a building without interacting with other staff by simply scanning a code kept on smartphones. This kind of tech will also eliminate health risks like people touching walls, doors, or intercoms that are potentially contaminated…