News release, 06/02/20
Layered Solutions, an Indianapolis-based provider of integrated emergency and routine communications, has released two new automation tools for organizations seeking to minimize person-to-person contamination across their facilities: automated social distance alerts and contact tracing.
Sold together or separately, the two modules track the movement of people across facilities, leveraging the organization’s existing Real Time Location System (RTLS) technology:
- The LSI Social Distance Alerts module automates warnings when people get too close for safety or exceed ideal room capacity. It also integrates with various messaging systems (e.g. VOIP phones, mobile app notifications, LED signs, PA system, two-way radio and more) to disseminate alerts in various formats and vehicles.
- In the event of contamination, the LSI Contact Tracing module enables leaders to retroactively trace contacts to a specific location, time or persons. In doing so, leaders can identify people at risk and stop the chain of transmission. Custom reports and searchable data of employee movements make this possible.
“We created these automations to help ease the burden on acute and long-term healthcare facilities as they adapt to the new normal. We also see applications for businesses, schools and nonprofits as they resume operations,” said Jerry Geis, Layered Solutions President.
“These capabilities are designed to encourage safe habits, increase the adoption of safety procedures, and facilitate compliance with CDC guidance, industry or local mandates for reopening responsibly,” he added.
Since these capabilities build on an organization’s existing technologies, rollout is fast and affordable — crucial considerations when resources are tight and recovery can’t wait.
Other LSI integrations are currently used by hospitals to automate clinician scheduling and emergency alerts, by manufacturers to disseminate safety alerts in noisy environments, and by schools to detect and respond to potential threats with just a click or two on a central dashboard.