Leveraging on the new security requirements imposed by government because of Covid-19, the most important being the monitoring of the 'social distance' between coworkers, Belgian network and security VAD Kappa Data has launching ProxiPass, a solution that monitors and maps the 'social distance' between coworkers.
" Our solution is based on Option’s CloudGate, a multi-purpose IoT gateway from the Kappa Data portfolio. The ProxiPass tool utilises the CloudGate with a LoRaWan interface on the one hand and a 4G card on the other hand", explains Patrick Casteels, managing director of Kappa Data. "This proximity tracing tool applies to every individual in the workplace and requires a badge per person, that needs to be worn at all times when on site."
Each badge has 2 separate functionalities:
firstly, the personal badge includes a 'buzzer' that makes a noise when people don’t respect the minimum social distance. This detection technology is based on Bluetooth. Both timing and distance standards can be programmed.
secondly, ProxiPass uses LoRaWan protocol, and hereby transmits information via the secure gateway to the central management platform, where all data is collected and analysed.
To facilitate the ProxiPass solution, Kappa Data teamed up with platform builder WMW. Via their specialised proximity tracing platform, the administrator can review the collective of the company’s data and is given an overview of possible breaches to the security rules. In the event that a coworker tests positive for an infectious disease e.g. Covid-19, an overview of this person’s contacts at work can be built quickly by using the management platform (as well as the frequency and the duration of the contact moments)
Unlike any other solution, the Kappa Data ProxiPass is easy to install and can be used very quickly.