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What is Contact Tracing?

June 09, 2020

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Kyle Fairfield
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Since 1997, Kyle has been successfully integrating card solutions into all kinds of projects, large and small. In his free time, he likes to....actually, scrap that. He has no free time.

What is Contact Tracing?

What is Contact Tracing?

Contact Tracing is a process used by Organizations to track and report on the physical proximity between individuals of a specific population.

Contact Tracing can be used by any entity: Governments, Post Secondary Institutions, Healthcare Facilities and Corporate Office Environments.

Reports can be issued by the Organization in order to prioritize who should be notified in the event that an infected person has come into physical proximity with others.

The only data collected by the system is the credential number, and the date/time and duration of the zone the credential has been in.  No personal data is collected, and no geographic location data is stored.

If someone in your Organization was diagnosed with COVID-19, what steps would you take to notify those who have been in contact with the infected individual?   Most Organizations would not know where to start.

Here's how it works in the corporate environment:

1. A credential or fob is issued to all persons who will be working in your office.

2. Small BLE (bluetooth low-energy) devices are placed throughout your facility, usually plugged into available electrical outlets.  These "gateways" create a network that records the presence of credentials.

3. The information collected by the gateways is transmitted wirelessly to a router, which is connected to the cloud via a SIM card.

4. The Contact Tracing application in the cloud accumulates the data.  

5. When the Organization is notified that an individual has tested positive for a contagious disease, the credential number of that infected person is located, and a report is issued showing every other credential number they have been in physical proximity with, and for how long.

6. The report enables the Organization to prioritize the list of people who need to be notified they need to be immediately tested.

Contact us for a free consultation to discuss whether this solution can help meet your "Back to Work" safety protocols.





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