Cobalt Robotics Offers Return to Work Solutions

By David Strickland, Vice President of Kenton Brothers

From risk mitigation conversations to return to work strategies, one thing is for certain – The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed the way we do business.

The pandemic has introduced a whole new set of rules and threats to an organization:

  • How do I keep my assets protected while not exposing my team to infection?
  • How do I safely integrate team members back into the workspace?
  • What is my new business continuity plan look like with lessons learned over the last 5 months?

The “new normal” requires a long term strategy. There are complex considerations and Safety and Security Robots should be a part of that conversation.

Kenton Brothers Systems for Security offers the Cobalt Robotics Solution to help support these long term strategies. Along with the 60 sensors that Cobalt Robotics deploys in its usual role of safety and security robotics, it now offers a complete Covid-19 response solution. This solution delivers weekly reports that allow you to understand and drive behavioral change.

Along with traditional access control and commercial video surveillance solutions we offer, the Cobalt Robotics solution can conduct temperature screenings with a built-in thermal camera, utilize machine learning models to identify face coverings and other forms of PPE, and apply computer vision technology to monitor for social distancing.

Temperature Screening Capabilities

Cobalt Robotics: Back to Work Solutions

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Cobalt’s system combines a high-end FLIR camera with a thermal black body to screen your employees, guests, and visitors for elevated skin temperatures with accuracy within 1° F. Unlike other solutions, the Cobalt solution captures temperature readings from tear ducts, the most reliable proxy for internal body temperature. Our unique design guides individuals through the proper screening steps without further exposing them to the spread of COVID-19.

The Cobalt Robotics solution integrates with your existing protocols and performs within the constraints of your privacy policies.

Mask, PPE and Social Distancing Alerting

On patrol, Cobalt robots can detect mask and PPE compliance and either alert immediately or report at the end of the day all alert instances depending on the direction from the customer. Cobalt robots also have the ability to monitor the work environment for social distancing and either alert immediately or report at the end of the day.

Ready to Roll?

If you’re ready to learn more about the solutions offered by Kenton Brothers Systems for Security and Cobalt Robotics, let us know. We can deploy within 7 days! Please call us to set up a demo.

Cobalt Robotics: Back to Work Solutions

COVID Fighter – Opening Office Doors Without Using Your Hands

By Ryan Kaullen, Field Services Manager at Kenton Brothers

You can’t turn on the TV, read a news article, or go anywhere without hearing about COVID. And rightfully so. COVID is causing uncertainty in our world, but one thing is certain… Kenton Brothers is working at the forefront to help our customers stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Wrist Pulls, Push Plates and Foot Pulls

COVID Fighter: Foot PullsRecently, we’ve been getting requests and calls for help related to door hardware. Our customers are asking, “How can we add safety features to keep our employees safe while keeping our doors/openings functional?” In response, we’ve been installing wrist pulls, push plates, and foot pulls at our customer sites to meet this growing need.

Wrist pulls, push plates, and foot pulls allow employees to go in and out of doors without using their hands. A perfect example of this type of project was the recent installation of 38 restroom doors on a multi-floor office building. We can keep the functionality of commercial doors intact, maintaining a clean and professional appearance, while increasing the health safety for the staff.

Want to know more about COVID Fighter solutions?

Is your company looking for ways to offer hands free solutions to openings at your facility? We would love the opportunity to show you our full line of COVID Fighter offerings. These include hands-free mechanical locking hardware, touchless Commercial Access Control, and Commercial Video Temperature Monitoring solutions. Give us a call!

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COVID-19 Technology Update: Kenton Brother’s Thermal Imaging All-in-One Mobile Cart

To help you meet the increasing demand for thermal-sensing technology, Kenton Brothers is proud to introduce the Thermal Imaging All-in-One Mobile Cart Kit.

Body Cameras – Not just for the police anymore.

By David Strickland, Vice President of Kenton Brothers

In the news lately, there is a lot of talk about body cameras for police. There are a lot of positive reasons people are having these discussions.

  • 90% reduction in complaints against officers
  • 50% higher conviction rate when used in arrests
  • Higher evidence capture rate at crime and accident scenes
  • Passive documentation of real time events

These are very powerful reasons why body cameras work. Have you ever thought about how they can be used effectively in other types of businesses and security scenarios?

Kenton Brothers: Body Cameras

Improved safety in warehouse and logistic environments

Some companies are requiring Fork lift drivers and stacker drivers to wear cameras. And they have had great success:

  • Reduced accidents
  • Identifying Training opportunities
  • Recognition of safety enhancements needed such as lights or pathways marked on ground
  • Identification of Pallet Construction flaws
  • GEO location of Operators in large spaces

Technician / Electrician apprentice training

Some companies are utilizing body cameras to review technician work in the field to ensure accuracy of work compared to company specs.

This has improved output in the following ways:

  • Reduced call backs on new technicians
  • Increase in Productivity
  • Clearly identifies training opportunities
  • Ensures compliance with lock out tag out procedures

Increased safety and production in Manufacturing facilities

  • Passively captures evidence from the workers perspective of the manufacturing process
  • Identifies hidden areas of safety concern
  • Facilitates training opportunities
  • Identifies inefficiencies in the current processes

At Kenton Brothers Systems for Security, we are proud to offer body worn cameras manufactured by our premier commercial video surveillance manufacturer Axis Communications.

Kenton Brothers: Body CamerasThe Axis camera solution offers several benefits:

  • Easy integration with any VMS, EMS
  • Flexible and scalable
  • Fast reliable video and data offloading
  • Meets the highest government cybersecurity standards
  • End-to-end encryption

 “The same level of thoroughness has been applied throughout the solution, not just the camera unit. We took a holistic view of the customer requirement, from video capture in the field to presentation of evidence in the courtroom. This is where the openness became imperative – customers didn’t want to be forced into a specific VMS and EMS – and also drove key aspects related to security and ensuring the integrity of evidence.”

Axis Body Worn Camera System

The new Axis body worn camera system features three main hardware components: the camera itself; the camera docking station (8-bay or 1-bay); and the system controller.

This camera captures video up to 1080p @30fps and audio through dual microphones for noise suppression capabilities. Wide dynamic range technology is employed to guarantee image quality in even the most challenging light conditions, while Axis Zipstream for body worn reduces the demands for storage. Battery power is designed to cover a ‘full shift’, with 12 hours of normal usage and the capability for charging in-car or from a power bank.

The docking station and the system controller are separate units. The system is scalable for large and cost-efficient body worn systems. The system controller provides a single integration and management point, and allows for fast and reliable video offloading (100Mbit per camera). All data is encrypted both at rest and in transfer using AES256 and TLS. In addition, video data can be fully end-to-end encrypted with specific integrations.

The camera also features built-in:

  • GPS/GNSS receiver for location tracking
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • 6-axis gyro and accelerometer

The Axis Body Worn Assistant mobile application allows users to review footage and add categories, descriptions and notes. The applications for this technology are endless.

We are very excited to offer this solution to our customers! Would you like to know more about the Axis Body Worn Camera Solution? Give us a call!

COVID-19 Fighter Security Solutions – Avigilon Mask Detection

Avigilon’s face mask detection technology can determine if a person appears on camera without face protection… and alert your team.