A tech firm in Peterborough is using its expertise to ensure social distancing in the workplace

A technology firm in Peterborough has come up with a new way to help companies ensure social distancing in the workplace.

By Paul Grinnell
Friday, 5th June 2020, 9:30 am
Remark Group’s Josh Farrell designed a social distancing detection solution for a client.
Remark Group’s Josh Farrell designed a social distancing detection solution for a client.

The Remark Group, based in Flaxley Road, Kingston Park, has created a social distancing detection system that shows when staff are not at least two metres from colleagues.

Josh Farrell, technical director, said: “Our solution automatically measures rates to produce distancing data, complimenting health and safety best practices.

“The data is monitored in real-time and can send alerts and updates to Facilities Managers where people aren’t abiding by the two-metre rule.

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“The solution can check existing workplace camera feeds for hotspots many times a day and can determine which areas need a social distancing fix.”

The firm also has a solution that works with an employer’s video surveillance camera that can function as a queue monitor, to detect if staff are abiding by the two metre rule and keeping to the designated chevrons.

Mr Farrell said: “Our solution will work with medium-traffic office spaces or a high-traffic workplace and provides a solution at the forefront of business technology, whilst ensuring workplace wellbeing.”