Mick Ventola, CEO and founder of Ventola Projects explains how this system will help reopen care homes in an efficient and reassuring way.
Care homes looking for ways to safeguard the health of their residents and staff as they reopen to visiting families post-lockdown can now benefit from an advanced iCheck system that helps them manage entry and exit, and check visitors have normal body temperatures to within an accuracy of 0.5°C.
As care homes tentatively reopen to visitors after four months of intense lockdown, families across the country are relishing the prospect of being reunited with their nearest and dearest.
Yet, with the social care sector having been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus, care home providers still have real concerns over how best they can accommodate visitors in ways that ensure their premises remain COVID-secure.
In recent days, many have voiced further concerns about an absence of government advice on safe reopening, so they will be buoyed by news that a new range of kiosk and wall-mounted iCheck systems, launched by Leicestershire electrical installations firm, Ventola Projects, is set to add to their ability to keep the virus at bay.
The system effectively manages entry to and exit from facilities, using VAvR heat mapping technology to record visitor and staff body temperatures and barring entry to those presenting with a fever, with the automatic locking and unlocking of doors.
Using WiFi or LAN in combination with NFC technology, the system can not only keep people out but also ensure residents stay inside a facility and manage staff movements between different areas using their smartphones.
The solutions can also dispense hand sanitiser – automatically and touch-free – and even check and remind people to wear face coverings, acting as virtual gatekeeper to care homes and other medical facilities.
The 4G/5G compatible VAvR iCheck range has several levels of complexity, allowing operators to adapt its functionality as their needs evolve with circumstances and guidelines from the authorities.
It is an app-friendly and efficient solution for care homes considering starting appointment systems to protect residents and help get operations back to some semblance of normality. It can:
Operators can sync numerous kiosks or wall-mounted units to manage different locations, for example, restricting access to living areas or maintaining headcounts to ensure different areas aren’t crowded beyond safe levels.
Mick Ventola, the founder and managing director of Ventola Projects, which is now fully operational after lockdown, said the iCheck range has been in development for some time.
“We’ve been experimenting with partners on this kind of technology for a few years and have finally settled on a format and suite of functions that can really help care home providers both now and when the pandemic has eventually been defeated.
Of course, the need for heat monitoring in the context of COVID-19 is something new but we’ve been able to incorporate it into the system at a time when it can offer people vital reassurance. It is our hope that the VAvR iCheck range can be of real benefit for care homes facing tough challenges and real operational dilemmas.”
There are six ‘plug ‘n’ play’ kiosk models to suit various contexts and requirements, and each wall-mounted or free-standing unit is robust and weatherproof for outdoor use. Its many different levels of functionality can be turned on and off easily, so operators can adapt to the changing environment and manage their monthly subscription costs.
That also means that, once the current crisis has abated, the kiosks can help care providers manage operations efficiently and allow staff more time for the long overdue rebuilding of those all-important human relationships.
Quick and easy to install, iCheck allows visitors to talk to a virtual host that not only understands their voices but recognises their faces, even if they are wearing face coverings.
It also enables operators to convey important public health messages, advertise their own services while the system is unused and potentially recoup some of their investment by selling advertising space to third parties.
Fully compliant with all relevant regulations, the iCheck system is now listed and live on Her Majesty’s Government’s Crown Commercial Service online purchasing portal.
For further details on the VAvR iCheck range visit www.ventola.co.uk or call +44(0)7770 227537 to book a consultation.
About Ventola Projects
Specialists in electrical installations, LED lighting, shopfitting, building maintenance and metal / acrylic fabrication, Ventola Projects Ltd provides quality services to a range of businesses, offices, residential projects, outdoor installations and entertainment centres.
With a reputation for high quality craftsmanship and deadline delivery, the expert team at Ventola Projects caters for clients both large and small. The results delivered, the personalised service and minimal disruption to businesses during installation ensure Ventola Projects welcomes clients back again and again.
Based in the heart of the country in Leicester, Ventola Projects is perfectly positioned to offer electrical installation, LED lighting and project management services across the UK and throughout the world.