Giving Back Through Technology to Fight COVID-19

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Giving Back Through Technology to Fight COVID-19

27 July 2020

 Giving Back Through Technology to Fight COVID-19

Certis extends free temperature tracking solution to all businesses

Today, technology plays a crucial role in helping businesses remain functional and resilient, especially in the current COVID-19 situation. Certis, Asia’s leading advanced integrated security provider, will extend iTemp, an innovative temperature tracking platform to over 270,000  businesses including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore. Through iTemp, their employees are able to take ownership of their health and well-being anytime, anywhere. This initiative is part of Certis’ key efforts to give back to the community and strengthen the fight against COVID-19 as we adapt to how we work, live and play in the new normal. iTemp will be rolled out from 11 August 2020.

Chief Executive, Singapore, Certis, Mr Ronald Poon said: “As a tech-enabled organisation, we are leveraging our expertise in innovation and technology to support the business community during such challenging times. We understand that many businesses especially the SMEs, are focused on managing and sustaining their operations as Singapore opens up in phases. Hence, this initiative is our effort to help them lean on technology to safeguard the health and well-being of their employees.”

Leveraging the concept of ‘Operational Design First’, iTemp is designed and developed by Certis to help businesses gain real-time insights of all their employees’ health status on a single dashboard. The data-driven technological platform will help collate information such as an employee’s temperature and respiratory symptoms like shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, sore throat and cough. Through these insights, this enables employers to track the well-being of their employees, and detect any anomalies.

For a start, business and industry associations such as the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) have come on-board to support this initiative. Through SICC’s network, Certis will be able to reach out to over 500 of their corporate members in Singapore.

Certis will partner these associations to drive further awareness and adoption of our temperature taking platform amongst SMEs. Marketing collaterals such as electronic direct mailers (EDMs) and posters will be provided to the industry associations to support them in encouraging the employers to adopt this platform.

Fuss-free and easy to use, iTemp can be rolled out within a single day. SMEs can sign up for a business account almost instantly via the platform – Setting up their account is also simple with step-by-step guides to help them along. These businesses can then proactively track the health status of their employees to ensure that they remain safe and healthy be it working from home or the office.

SICC Chief Executive, Victor Mills said: “This is a very generous offer by our member Certis to make available to other businesses what it developed for its own use. iTemp is relevant for all businesses and will help many which currently use pen and paper or excel spreadsheets to record the health data of their teams."

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