In the 400-year history of campuses in the United States, nothing has had quite the impact that the pandemic has had. Once the recovery has occurred, there will be major changes on campuses to improve campus life and protect people from a future pandemic. Take a look at some of the things that will change campus security.
- Campus Space Design
In the past, campuses had spaces for large groups of students to gather. However, this has changed, and students are looking for different spaces for working, learning, and socializing. Campuses are creating designs to accommodate small groups and one-on-one interactions. In addition to providing extra safety precautions for the future, these types of spaces encourage more meaningful interactions.
- Advances in Security Technology
As technology has advanced, security technology has also advanced to make sure that campuses are safer. Technology can improve the user experience by making sure that current security objectives are met. As it stands, campuses were already including frictionless access to many locations. They used touchless access control, which many users prefer. After the pandemic, many campuses are able to immediately make changes to continue contactless access and more to mitigate the threat of disease.
- Preparation After the Chaos of COVID-19
When COVID-19 began, little information was available, and people had no idea of what was to come. In March, everything shut down, and technology was implemented to keep much of the world functional. Governments, campuses, and workplaces all made changes, and many of them have become a part of daily life.
Telecommuting has been added to many places, and it is possible to attend meetings, classes, and more remotely. IT departments have made it possible to have security when working remotely, and people understand how to use their equipment at home.
There were already changes in the works, and COVID-19 accelerated their implementation. There are changes that people have come to accept, such as temperature screenings in the workplace, contact tracing, and reducing touchpoints in the office. Another tool is the elevated skin temperature camera, which can detect when people have a fever.