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Package Delivery Systems

As buildings become more technologically advanced, property owners are beginning to implement systems that streamline package delivery and take the weight off the property managers’ shoulders. An increase in online ordering has caused managers to spend hours sorting and organizing deliveries every day, however, hardware-and-software-based package delivery options allow for a reduction in staff labor, improve delivery security and the tenant experience. In a recent survey by C+R Research, 43% of… Read More
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A Tale of Three Doors - Technology as an Amenity for the Multi-Family Development

Design of a multi-family residential building is fundamentally about addressing the experience of traversing three doors: Front door, elevator door and residence door. Each of these doors heralds an incremental change between public and private; limited control to private sanctuary. As we move through each, the security profile, privacy expectations, sense of control and community change dramatically until we are finally in our residence…at home. Nowhere else is technology’s multifaceted… Read More
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COVID-19 and the Impacts to Long-Term Care Facilities

The COVID-19 Virus is infecting people of all ages with the elderly being most vulnerable.  Long-term care facilities house millions of seniors across the country.  We must plan now to identify solutions to manage current and future pandemics so that long-term care facilities are better prepared to respond and keep their facilities “healthy”.  From filters and air changes in HVAC systems to Isolation Wings and germicidal ultra-violet (GUV) lights as well as technology integrations for access… Read More
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Elevated Body Temperature Screening at the Workplace

The use of camera systems to detect staff and visitor body temperature has become extremely topical because of the contagion rate of the COVID-19 virus, and recent clarifications by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Committee regarding the acceptability for employers to restrict access to a work site based on temperature screening. Read More
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COVID-19 Technology Strategies

When we return to the workplace the ability to maintain a safe distance while still working collaboratively requires technology support. In critical environments or those with close quarters working conditions, detection of staff who may be ill and reducing contact with common surfaces like badge readers or door hardware will reduce the number of contact points.  Read More
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White Paper: COVID-19 Impacts to the Workplace

The COVID-19 Virus has forever changed our perspective on cleanliness, personal interaction and our environment. The thought of a post-pandemic state brings us hope. But what does a post pandemic environment look like and how does it operate? Bala has researched and collaborated with industry partners and health experts to present some of the most effective ways to make our buildings safer Read More