Surveillance Use Cases during COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place

Identify how video surveillance technology is utilized to reinforce public health and solve security challenges.

Safety and Protection for Essential & Nonessential Organizations

As of March 2020, state and local governments have issued a shelter-in-place order directing nonessential businesses to cease or drastically reduce operations. At the same time, organizations deemed essential—such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and hospitals—have experienced heightened foot traffic and demand that they are pivoting to support. The use cases for both essential and nonessential businesses during this time hold common challenges, which surveillance technology is positioned to help solve.

Here are five common use cases for video surveillance, by organizations affected during COVID-19:

  1. Risk Assessment
  2. Inventory Management
  3. Improve Efficiency
  4. New Protocol Compliance
  5. Remote Viewing

Industry-specific surveillance can be used to solve challenges for both essential and nonessential organizations. Though it is technically up to cities and states to decide, there are some businesses that all locales have deemed essential.

What are Essential Businesseses and Organizations?

Essential businesses and organizations that are permitted to operate include supermarkets and grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals and healthcare operations, banks, post offices and shipping businesses, gas stations, auto repair shops, transportation programs and rentals, warehousing and distribution, convenience stores, veterinary clinics and pet store, daycares and childcare centers.

What are Nonessential Businesses and Organizations?

Nonessential organizations and businesses have been asked to cease or reduce operations. Though specific rulings may vary by locale, most lists include restaurants and bars, school campuses, malls and retail stores, industrial manufacturing not related to essential function, sporting and concert venues, and commercial businesses such as gyms and recreation centers.

Choose an industry below to learn about use cases specific to each organization.

  • Hospitals, Clinics, Urgent Care Centers

    Explore how surveillance can be used to monitor temporary patient facilities, mitigate exposure risk, and prevent patient overflow.
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  • Schools, Colleges, Universities, Education Facilities and Campuses

    Explore how remote monitoring CCTV video surveillance is used for campus safety and security, multi-site management, incident response, and protocol compliance.
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