Choose Your Right Emerging Market Smart Technology Provider
Name the best-selling products during the Covid-19 crisis. Easy. Sanitizer, face mask, gloves, body temperature scanner, face recognition device with masked face detection, and IR thermal scanner……
The business environment is getting tougher. Some industries have been hit hard, and some even ran out of businesses. In order to survive as a businessman, the solution can be rather straightforward - that is to say, stop promoting non-transactional promotional messaging and start promoting your best-selling products, at least for now, temporarily.
And, we saw too many newcomers flock to trade products they aren't familiar with. How about the result? Good. One thing to be sure of, their intention is clear - As long that they can get a good price from the suppliers and able to respond quickly to the market demand (especially consumable merchandise like sanitizer, face mask, and gloves); As long as the products are genuine enough to satisfy consumers' concerns with minimum risk and doubt.
However, have you ever thought through enough when it comes to purchasing a face recognition device with IR thermal scanner? First and foremost, “How reliable it is to buy a product from a 'stranger'?”
The answer will always come negative in the first place: Yes, you shouldn’t. That is because you will not be able to guarantee the course of action of this decision. Unless you plan to thrash it when the crisis is over OR keep it in your storeroom awaits for the next pandemic attack, only if you are lucky to have a functional device by then.
Despite how inexpensive the product is, there is always a price tag you would have to look at. Without careful consideration, it might even cost you a fortune. Under some circumstances, you might need more than just one unit. That is when you will realize how important it is to seek a credible and sustainable product because the brand answers your concerns. Questions like, How well can temporary newcomers handle the warranty period? How about technical services and support? How long does it take to set up and conduct installation? Is training essential? Does it support software integration?
Perhaps, all you need at the moment is just to automate the body temperature reading to meet the required regulations during this crisis? If the crisis prolongs or that it is over, it is certain that you will still wish to want this expensive device to do something useful other than just measuring body temperature, wouldn't you?
What are those advantages activities the device could contribute to benefit your business? It goes back to the software. Be it Windows-based, web-based, or cloud-based. The biggest beneficiary will ly in these three areas: 1. Time and attendance, 2. Access control (if the device supports access control) and 3. Visitor management. All these areas involve year-long professionality. If the existing system in your organization is efficient, how does this device of yours hook up to your existing system? If your organization hasn't installed with one, does the device come with good software that can smoothen your business operation in the long run? These questions become critical in this tough time that we are enduring, you were to have spent every penny wisely.
Opt for a device that not only helps you to combat coronavirus, it also does the job to digitalize your daily operation, keeping you up-to-date with the latest smart technologies.
Kill two birds with one stone and we called it a wise man's choice.
Word of advice: Check details of the background of the short-term newcomers or opportunists who you have come across selling face recognition with masked face detection and IR thermal scanner. Avoid irresponsible sellers and place the right order with the right brand.
Teh Hon Seng, Group CEO of TimeTec Group of Companies. Prior to forming TimeTec, Teh led PUC Founder (MSC) Bhd to be listed on MESDAQ (ACE) market of Bursa Malaysia in 2002. Teh initiated the R&D in fingerprint technology in 2000, which later developed into a renowned global brand for commercial fingerprint product known as FingerTec. In 2008, he foresaw the trend of cloud computing and mobile technology, and over the years, he had strategically diversified and transformed its biometric-focused products into a suite of cloud solutions that aimed at workforce management and security industries including smart communities that centered around the cloud ecosystem. Teh has more than 10 patents to his name, and he is also a columnist in a local newspaper and a writer of several books.