Developed by a Frederick County manufacturer, Galaxy Controls Systems developed a set of tools for companies to identify potential contamination risk for areas in their facilities or close contact exposure for employees if a person has been infected with a communicable virus and the recommended CDC pre-screening questions.
According to Rick Caruthers, President of Galaxy Controls, “We developed these tools to assist facilities in identifying potential contact exposure among employees and the CDC re-entry questions for employee pre-screening”. Galaxy is working closely with companies to develop tools to meet the ever-changing requirements as it relates to COVID-19 and fully expects more of these web-based apps to be available soon.
This tool is free and can be run on the machine with the SG database, or any machine on a local area network that can reach the SQL server. How it works is if an employee who was diagnosed with COVID19, a report of the areas of the building they entered over the past few days and who else was in the area in a pre-defined time frame would be generated. This information would be critical to inform staff of their potential exposure to prevent the virus from spreading further.
Galaxy Controls is headquartered in Walkersville, MD and is a leader in the integrated access control industry. They are certified and professionally trained in the International Dealer Network. Their hardware and software solutions, all manufactured in the USA and designed in-house, provide access control, video surveillance, alarms, phot-imaging, badging, elevator control and more.
Jodie Bollinger, Frederick County Director of Business Retention and Expansion, “We are thrilled that Galaxy Controls has developed a tool that will help reduce the risk of exposure and prevent the virus from spreading further. Keeping employees safe is really important and this tool helps to protect people.”