Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Digi health screener helps businesses reopen

Steve Rogerson
May 19, 2020



Digi’s SmartSense IoT division has announced Safetemps, a scalable and cost-effective 10s health screener to bolster employee safety as businesses reopen amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
 
Safetemps includes configurable digital questionnaires and touchless infra-red thermometers with results captured in enterprise reporting tools, thus helping organisations protect the health of their employees and roll up information across locations and geographies to understand the health of their workforce and impact on their business.
 
The goal is to help businesses reopen during the Covid-19 outbreak by letting organisations implement a simple health screening process that identifies potentially sick employees in just ten seconds via a configurable digital questionnaire and touchless infra-red thermometer. 
 
“We provide monitoring for nearly 70,000 sites, protecting critical environments for pharmacies, hospitals and foodservice organisations,” said Kevin Riley, president of SmartSense. “When our healthcare customers were called on to support the rapid rollout of Covid-19 testing, these same customers turned to SmartSense for condition monitoring of their pop-up testing locations. As this global pandemic has progressed, our customers have again approached us, this time to aid their eventual reopening and to maintain a healthy workforce as they welcome back employees.”
 
Safetemps is designed for any company looking to make informed, data-driven decisions about their workforce and operations in real time. All via a single, easy-to-use IoT product, executives can track percentage of employees screened and admitted from single locations to across multiple geographies worldwide; personnel departments can account for employees who are in self-quarantine or have been asked to work remotely; and direct managers can know the wellness of their shift workers.
 
“We operate more than 100 retail locations in the Midwest and have been utilising SmartSense for food safety, pharmacy and fleet to help protect our customers,” said Nathan Tykwinski, vice president of operations at Coborn’s. “We are in the process of rolling out a health screening programme for our employees and have previewed Safetemps. The combination of IR scanning and digital capture is very compelling.”
 
The Safetemps digital employee health screener – which includes digital checklists, enterprise reporting tools and the option for touchless infra-red thermometers – will be available from the start of next month.