25 Jun 2020

Part III: Helping Get People Back to Work

As we start actively planning to open our places of work safely, Vanderbilt is providing our customers with smart and reliable strategies to help create a safer environment for staff and visitors.

We have explored best practices for protecting employees and visitors when they come to a building.

Below we outline a scenario of how our products can be used for contact traceability reporting.


COVID-19 has changed reporting requirements for access control systems where contact traceability reporting is now an important requirement. Contact traceability reports enable organizations to monitor areas or zones where an individual has either a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.

The report allows security operators and administrators to identify and notify those who may have come into contact with an infected individual by reporting their movement throughout the building.

Security operators can review the movement of the subject of interest by determining what zones, doors, and areas they have come into contact with. This data is enabled using credentials being scanned by access control readers in the building. Users could then be sent a push notification, prompting them to get tested if they have encountered an infected person.

This article is part of our initiative of "Helping Customers Get Back To Work". Read the other articles in this series, where we explore best practices for protecting employees and visitors when they come to a building:

Part 1: Scenario of how our products can be used for area counting and pre-booking systems for occupancy management when social distancing

Part 2: Scenario of how our products can be used to minimize contact with touchless access control devices

Part 4: How our products can be used for remote security management