Canadian technology leader launches solution to support safer business openings and operations during COVID-19

Canadian technology leader BIG Digital Corporation (Toronto) has unveiled its SafeChek digital entrance way technology to support the safer opening and operations of businesses across North America. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, governments are starting to allow businesses to slowly re-open amid strict new guidelines that will see many companies seeking innovative solutions to protect their workers and the public. Big Digital can provide SafeChek technology at businesses, commercial buildings, offices, grocery stores, malls and other locations to enable queue management (including wait times and number of people inside), product and service messaging (such as store hours and out-of-stock items), and visitor SafeChek sensors (including mask and fever detection) in order to support best practices for social distancing.

Michael Girgis.

“Our team launched one of Canada’s first digital signage and safety networks, Onestop Media Group, in the Toronto Transit System in 2005 and it later expanded to airports, malls, residential and commercial high-rise networks,” said Michael Girgis, Co-founder of Big Digital. “Our passion and expertise in providing real-time, contextual information to people ‘on-the-go’ translates naturally to the solution SafeChek provides today to businesses and consumers.” Big Digital is partnering on the SafeChek project with A1 Innovation Group (Richmond Hill, Ontario), a pioneer in people-counting solutions.

John Plainos.

“The combination of A1 Innovation’s 25-plus years in people-counting and vehicle-counting systems and BIG Digital’s credibility in transforming commercial areas with real-time digital communications, is unmatched in providing technology for today’s circumstances,” said John Plainos, President and CEO of A1 Innovation Group. “We are pleased to provide an industry-first collaboration.”

BIG Digital’s SafeChek entrance way technology allows organizations to maximize safety through people counting systems to control occupancy levels and real-time communication with customers at indoor and outdoor entrance way locations – such as malls, retailers, airports, walkways, elevators, project sites and construction sites.

This technology keeps the public informed with important messages on safety as the economy starts to cautiously re-open. Some of SafeChek entrance way technology’s extra customer communication features include appointment messaging, out-of-stock items, current wait times and promoted items to help consumers make informed decisions and ease anxieties around visiting or getting back to work in public spaces. For business owners, key data and analytics provided by SafeChek entrance way technology can includes real-time building occupancy, visit duration, frequency, and customer traffic which can help support effective pandemic planning and operations.