We invited Andy Kynoch, Managing Director, ICTS UK & Ireland for a summary of the key learnings from Covid-19 for the security sector.
It is important in times of crisis to act fast. The pandemic has unsettled our way of life and our businesses.
Every single one of us has been directly affected and as an organisation we have been forced to adapt our strategy, virtually overnight. The ability to do this was determined by our people, who form the foundations of our business. It is those organisations which have a motivated and committed team backing them which will ultimately succeed.
Technologies will enhance our capabilities and it is important to embrace this concept. An organisation’s competitive edge lies in the fact that it is viewed as a solutions provider and not just a supplier of services. It is important to focus on the next generation of technologies to support our operations during the crisis. For example, we have launched our ‘Back in the Air’ programme to support the Aviation Industry and ICTS Sentinel Kiosks are being used at major airports to take passengers’ temperatures. As I write, preparations are being made for similar kiosks to be used in the Corporate environment. These have been designed to facilitate a Covid-safe return to work, by verifying identification, allowing access, and taking the temperatures of staff and visitors.
The next major milestone will be an economically viable solution which rapidly screens for Covid. Watch this space…
Whilst uncertainty remains as to what this new normal will resemble in 2021 and beyond, we have to remain positive and resilient. The security industry will continue to adapt and play a key role in ensuring the safety of our communities and their surroundings. ICTS is ready to take on the new challenges going forward as and when they present themselves.