Social Distancing Wearables Reduce Anxiety About Returning to Work

Careless workers flouting social distancing guidelines or those unable to fully engage due to anxiety or so engrossed that they forget about social distancing will be alerted if they overstep recommended distances. Beaconzone Ltd’s Social Distancing Solution (SDS) alerts users and stores data associated with the incidents. Employees can take the potentially nervous step back to work assured by their employer’s commitment to their wellbeing through investment in this technology.

Wearable devices alert users by emitting a flashing light and/or vibration if they overstep a set distance. The time and duration of a breach is stored then automatically synchronised with a station for review, tracking and tracing. Close contact event data enables identification of workers at risk so that they may be alerted and improvements made to working methods or patterns. Data is stored for future contact tracing if required.

SDS is a stand-alone ‘out of the box’ solution with no ongoing subscription. Data stays within the organisation. The wearable devices offer contact-free capability by synchronising automatically and work without WiFi, Ethernet or cellular connection.

Simon Judge of Beaconzone Ltd comments:

“Recognising an urgent need for organisations to return to work whilst mitigating concerns about social distancing we have applied our expertise in Bluetooth devices to work rapidly in developing this solution. Managers can be confident that members of their organisations will be automatically reminded to stay a safe distance apart. This will support leadership and waylay concerns as we start to get back to work.”

The Social Distancing Solution has been developed by Beaconzone Ltd in the United Kingdom, specialists in Bluetooth® beacon solutions.

An evaluation/starter kit which consisting of two devices and a station is available for immediate purchase. 

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KYND releases new Ransomware feature to help businesses reduce their risk of attack

KYND Limited, a provider of pioneering cyber risk management products, unveiled a new ransomware prevention feature that is now available to all KYND ON customers.

Ransomware attack notifications rose by 131% in 2019* and are predicted to become even more of a threat as businesses adapt to the new ways of working caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

KYND’s new ransomware feature, available to KYND ON customers, helps organisations effectively reduce their risk of suffering a ransomware attack and more effectively manage this growing threat in a simple and easy to understand way. Using KYND’s proprietary cyber risk technology the new ransomware feature provides instant insight into an organisation’s visible exposure to attack and provides targeted recommendations to help reduce this risk based on the specific vulnerabilities it has identified.

KYND ON continuously monitors a business’ cyber risks and immediately alerts them to new and potential vulnerabilities as they arise. This advanced and powerful, yet easy-to-understand service gives organisations the visibility and insight they need to identify their cyber risks and provides clear and simple instructions on how to mitigate them.

Andy Thomas, KYND’s CEO, says ” Ransomware is a plague on businesses around the globe, but a prompt approach to identifying and minimising obvious vulnerabilities can help any organisation reduce its risk of falling victim and its far-reaching impacts. Introducing the Ransomware feature for our customers is a meaningful step forward in our mission to #StopTheBad and make easy to understand and accessible cyber risk management available to every business on the planet.”

About KYND
Founded in March 2018 and headquartered in London, KYND is a new breed of cyber company. KYND makes complex cyber risks simple to understand and manage for every organisation, regardless of size, means or industry sector.

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