The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news cycles in 2020 and will likely continue well into 2021. However, there is positive news regarding COVID-19 including potential vaccine candidates that could help society begin returning back to normal. However, normal in 2021 and beyond may not look exactly like the normal everyone came to know before the pandemic began.
OneScreen is a company that has grown in popularity during the pandemic because of the wide range of products and services they offer to enable collaboration regardless of where people are collaborating from. But what does the future hold when the pandemic begins to slow down and people return to their pre-COVID lives? For OneScreen, that just means more opportunity to help people connect and do business.
What Happens When the Pandemic is Over?
Many people wonder what will happen to products and services like the ones offered by OneScreen once the pandemic is over. The short answer is; there’s still going to be a huge market for OneScreen even after the pandemic has run its course.
First, it’s not easy to assume the pandemic will be over anytime soon. President Trump recently said as many as 20-million vaccine doses could be delivered by the end of December. Keep in mind, he also previously said a vaccine would be available before the election. Even if his prediction of delivering 20-million doses is correct, that’s only about 6% of the population of the United States. There would still be a long way to go. The end of COVID-19 is more likely to be a slow burn throughout 2021 rather than a sudden and abrupt conclusion.
Secondly, COVID-19 has changed the way people work and live forever. While some corporate offices may reopen to allow staff, others may continue a work from home policy permanently. Remote collaboration has become normal and that trend could continue as people adapt to the working environment that fits their lifestyle best. A number of companies including Twitter and Shopify have indicated work from home is the new normal, even beyond the pandemic.
To put it simply, remote collaboration tools and software will still be needed throughout the pandemic recovery as well as after the pandemic is over. OneScreen is an investment in future business procedures rather than a band-aid only to be used during the pandemic.
Becoming an Essential Part of Infrastructure
Remote meetings and collaboration are just a part of OneScreen’s overall suite of products and services. As businesses reopen and welcome people back, there will be new rules and regulations to follow. Mandatory masks and temperature checks will be required in many places to adhere to local rules as well as protect the healthy and safety of both staff and visitors.
With GoSafe from OneScreen, businesses can install infrastructure to help them ensure the people entering the business are able to do so. Using artificial intelligence, GoSafe can leverage facial recognition and scanning to determine if someone is wearing a mask or if their temperature exceeds the healthy range. This allows for remote monitoring of who is coming into the business without requiring dedicated staff to do the job which may put them at risk. As the pandemic continues and businesses do their best to adapt, this kind of infrastructure will be important to continuing operations safely.
Beyond the pandemic, businesses can still use this technology to monitor who is coming and going without having to hire additional security staff. The result is a more streamlined and efficient system overall.
For schools and attendance-dependent businesses or organizations, OneScreen’s attendance tracking can be used to make the attendance process simpler and more streamlined. Students can simply check in using one of the many compatible devices without teachers having to take time to conduct attendance. Best of all, the records are digital and secure for easy tracking, storage, and sharing.
Improved Access Control
Safety and security within businesses, schools, daycares, and other organizations is something that’s incredibly important regardless of whether there’s an ongoing pandemic or not. GoSafe from OneScreen is more than just facial recognition to ensure everyone is wearing a mask when they enter. It can be used to verify who is entering, keep secure records of people who come and go, and limit access to unauthorized persons.
This type of technology for controlled access allows older, outdated, and insecure methods of access control to be removed. Say goodbye to paper sign in sheets, access cards that can be lost or stolen and embrace better, smarter security. For the people using the system, scanning is done in less than one second so improved security doesn’t have to come at the cost of convenience. Best of all, OneScreen offers free, unlimited support and training to ensure ongoing security at corporate offices, education institutions, and more.
OneScreen for Today and Beyond
While the pandemic will eventually come to an end, it has brought about many changes in day-to-day life that may prove to be long term trends. With OneScreen, businesses can improve security, increase efficiency, and prepare for the ongoing transition to a digital society.
To learn more about the corporate and education applications for OneScreen, contact the experts at Doing Better Business today.