Rachel Kelly, Gallagher.

Gallagher has developed a software feature that will support organizations with COVID-19 contact tracing.

The Proximity and Contact Tracing Report utilizes Gallagher Command Centre’s reporting capability to identify the onsite movements of specific individuals. It will enable businesses to swiftly and accurately identify the areas or zones where an employee with either confirmed or suspected COVID-19 has been on site. The tool is also designed to identify which other employees have been in those areas or zones during a specific period and may therefore have come into contact with the virus.

“At Gallagher, we consider it essential to focus our research, design, and development teams on the most pressing needs in cyber and physical security,”said Rachel Kelly, chief product officer of Enterprise Solutions at Gallagher. Currently, supporting COVID-19 elimination is a huge priority. In a health crisis like this, accurate and timely information is paramount – that is what this new software feature will give to businesses.”

Utilizing online platforms to collaborate during lockdown, the Gallagher team are in a rapid-development and testing phase to ensure delivery as early as possible. It comes at a time when contact tracing is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, following New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern’s message that tracing will be a critical part of the new-normal.

Gallagher’s new Proximity and Contact Tracing Report is only one of the projects the team is working on to support customers during COVID-19. As a manufacturer of critical security technology, Gallagher’s security division is an essential service provider in New Zealand and continues to manufacture and deliver key products during this time.

“Now, more than ever, it’s vital for businesses to be innovative and agile,” said Kelly. “We’re incredibly proud of the work our teams are doing during this crisis.”