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Robert.Jervis_43227 May 22

BlockDox solution for social distancing and staff and customer wellbeing in the building

BlockDox solution for social distancing and staff and customer wellbeing in the building image
Optimisation of operational costs
BlockDox, an innovative start up based in London, has developed technology to support companies facing immediate challenges with regard to Social Distancing, and reassuring staff and customers about the health/wellbeing of the building they work in or visit.

With COVID-19 adversely affecting our economy, many companies have struggled to stay afloat, and some have sadly closed their doors for good. Businesses are seeking increasingly innovative ways to reopen as soon as they can, to avoid permanent closure.

BlockDox’s patented solution, developed with funding from the UK’s Innovation agency - InnovateUK, provides data analytics visualised on a dashboard in the form of Actionable Insights. Internet of Things (IoT) sensors strategically placed throughout retail stores, warehouses, pubs & restaurants, manufacturing facilities, arenas and stadia help maintain Social Distancing by anonymously gathering data in real time about how the building is being used across the site.

Nic Shulman, Founder & CEO of BlockDox said:

“Not only will BlockDox help to manage Social Distancing, there are wider benefits including improvements to demand-side management, energy saving, space utilisation, and optimisation of operational costs by streamlining energy and facilities management.”

Indoor air quality is known to influence the propagation of airborne illnesses caused by viruses including coronaviruses, bacteria and fungal spores. There is a significant correlation between the causes of death of COVID-19 patients and air pollution exposure. Indeed, an increase of just 1 microgram increase in PM2.5 is associated with a 15% increase in death rate.

Shulman added:

“It is vital that when businesses reopen, they minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission and actively demonstrate to staff and customers that their buildings are safe and shall keep them healthy.”