Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group’s business Godrej Security Solutions (GSS) announced the expansion of its health security portfolio adding four new products to its existing range. To meet the growing demand for products in the Covid Defence Security Range, the company has introduced the ‘Touch free’ Facial Recognition System integrated with flap barriers for access and attendance purpose, UV Tunnel for Baggage Sanitization, G Scan Pole Detector for Contactless Frisking of Visitors and Self-Temperature Screening Device. The company to aims to target 25% of the total health security solutions market through this launch. This range is an addition to last year’s product launch in the category which catered to the growing demand for such solutions.
The onset of the second wave of Covid 19 has delayed recovery for India’s commercial sector since offices had to be shut again owing to the rampant spread of the virus. On corporate India’s return to office, these are some solutions that will be extremely essential for the safety of employees. Consequently, corporates need to take cognizance of this evolved need of the hour and adopt health and physical security solutions to ensure continuity of work once offices reopen.
Commenting on the segment expansion, Pushkar Gokhale, Head of B2B & Vice President, Godrej Security Solutions, said, “Godrej Security Solutions has always been at the forefront of securing our nation through solutions that are technologically advanced. The pandemic has further propelled technology adoption in the space as health security takes the center stage in customer’s priority during these uncertain times. Our health security portfolio is designed keeping in mind the challenges of Indian work-spaces and how we can facilitate gradual return to work. With experts predicting that the virus will be a part of our lives in the near future, we see significant potential in this sector”.
Shuvendu Gupta, Chief General Manager (Operations), HPCL, commented, “The safety of our employees and Security of our Supply Locations is of utmost importance to us. During the current Covid-19 Pandemic also, our Supply Locations had to continue serving the Nation with continuous supply of essential commodities- Petrol, Diesel etc. While we were looking for various contactless solutions for our Locations, Godrej Security Solutions approached us with touchless, Face Recognition based Access Control System for our Petroleum Depots and Terminals. We found the solution very safe and enabled with the latest features. We have implemented Face Recognition based Access Control System at our Depots / Terminals across country to enhance safety & security and streamlining the overall personnel entry process. It benefits hundreds of stake holders including contract workmen, Dealers, Security Staff, Crew Members etc. apart from our own Employees, who enter our Depots and Terminals daily. We appreciate that Godrej Security Solutions were early to detect the need to innovate in Health security solutions for the workplace of tomorrow. We are happy to have partnered with Godrej Security Solutions for this Project.”
The company’s current clientele includes HDFC Bank, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). With lockdowns across the country, most offices and commercial establishments have been closed yet again however, installing products and solutions such as these can be a game-changer for the retail, hospitality, healthcare sectors. Installing them in places that attract huge crowds like airports, railway stations, and courts, can also help in following social distancing norms. Godrej Security Solutions aims at creating safer office and commercial spaces thus making them future ready against the anticipated third wave of the virus. They plan to achieve this by addressing threats to such premises and health security through the 5D + 3S approach. Here, 5D stands for Deter, Detect, Deny, Delay, Defend and 3S denotes Scanning for Elevated Temperature & Mask, Sanitization and Social Distancing.
These products come with a number of features like face recognition with and without masks, thermal screening, chemical free sanitization process, motion detection, etc. The Ministry of Home Affairs recently issued guidelines for ‘Touchless’ access control system in all offices to comply with Social Distancing norms, designed to fit in the current needs of the workplaces. Hence, these products are appropriate, keeping the current situation in mind.