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It's no secret that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the global economy and the construction industry as a whole. No business sector has been exempt from the economic and social ramifications of the novel coronavirus – and the construction industry is no different. While a majority of construction projects have been determined to be essential business operations, many projects have been paused or slowed by the virus and its spread from worker to worker on construction projects around the world. In addition to a pre-existing shortage of skilled labor and tradesmen around the country, changes in the demand for construction materials and their supply chains have also made a significant impact on the industry.  

Regardless of what the "new normal" will look like for the construction industry, in order to keep projects up and running the industry will need to apply a new way of thinking in terms of safety for its employees. Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) believes that safety comes hand-in-hand with security – and that safety and security starts at the perimeter. 

As the novel coronavirus continues to affect people around the world, it remains imperative that individuals with symptoms of the virus (like an elevated skin temperature) can be identified and their contact with others can be limited, and they can be tested prior to returning to work. In an effort to keep construction sites up and running MSSI has developed the all-new, patented Modular Access Control (MAC) SAFE-T-CHECK™. The MAC SAFE-T-CHECK™ is a modular, fenceline-ready gate that can be dropped into any construction perimeter. Our units are outfitted with a full-height turnstile, access control, and a thermal screening camera that measures for elevated skin temperatures. Designed to be placed directly in your construction fenceline, the MAC SAFE-T-CHECK™ can measure an employees’ skin temperature and prevent those with an elevated temperature from entering the site, while allowing those with normal skin temperatures to enter the site via the turnstile. 

According to figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, companies in the US pay over $60 billion per year for workplace injuries with an average cost of $39,000 for those associated with medical consultation. While a coronavirus infection may not be considered an injury, it is often associated with medical consultation and lost time on construction sites. The highly contagious nature of the coronavirus left undetected on a construction site can lead to not just one or two individuals losing time, but potentially many more.

With a MAC SAFE-T-CHECK™ located on your construction site, the severity of that lost time can be greatly reduced and save not just time and money but also the lives of your essential construction workers!

The MAC Safe-T-Check™ is covered by US Patent No.10,626,629 B2 with the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

For more information on Modular Security Systems Inc., the Patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal, and the new MAC SAFE-T-CHECK™, CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 740.532.7822.