Gibraltar Technologies has released a new mobile app that will allow schools in the Middle East to follow health and safety protocols as they prepare to reopen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed Wai-Eye, the app takes advantage of a school’s existing CCTV surveillance infrastructure to help maintain social distancing requirements and manage the flow of people.
In that regard, the Wai-Eye can be used for contact tracing, and to coordinate transportation, visitation, and pick up and drop off schedules. The app is compliant with the standards passed by the KHDA and Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), though Gibraltar expects other jurisdictions in the region to pass similar guidelines relatively soon.
“In a bid to improve the accuracy of operations like contact tracing, mask detection and occupancy management, schools are currently on the look out for automated data driven solutions. This is where Wai-Eye comes in,” said Gibraltar Executive Director and CEO Khadeer Peer Shariff. “We have already started working with school administrators to help implement their Readiness Plans in time to welcome children back to a safer environment in September.”
The Wai-Eye app comes with facial recognition capabilities that can be used for access control and attendance tracking. Those privileges can be extended to parents, while Wai-Eye itself can be customized to meet the needs of each individual school.
Wai-Eye is one of several new technology solutions that offers organizations a way to deal with COVID-19. HID Global is using Bluetooth fobs to monitor social distance in indoor spaces, while South Korea’s Chung-Ang University has trialed a thermal scanner from UNIONCOMMUNITY.