CapitaLand introduces contactless technologies for offices and business parks

By Valerie Kor / EdgeProp Singapore | June 25, 2020 5:00 PM SGT
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Turnstiles at Capital Tower can be activated by facial recognition (Photo: CapitaLand)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - As workers progressively return to offices and business parks owned by CapitaLand, the developer has introduced digital platforms and contactless technologies.
Visitors and staff can register on the CapitaStar@Work digital platform to facilitate contact tracing. The app also allows office capacity management and bulk procurement of sanitisation services and equipment, such as thermal scanners.
Tenants can input staff’s working and lunch hours in order for the developer to plan and manage traffic flow during peak periods. Additionally, they can conduct health and wellness surveys customised for their staff through the app.
EDGEPROP SINGAPORE - Staff apply anti-microbial agent at the turnstiles (Photo: CapitaLand)
Staff apply anti-microbial agent at the turnstiles (Photo: CapitaLand)
Tan Yew Chin, CEO of Business Park & Commercial, CapitaLand Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia, says: “Given CapitaLand’s portfolio size and digital capabilities as a real estate developer, owner and operator, we are uniquely positioned to extend technology solutions and value-added services into tenants’ work premises with better seamlessness and economies of scale than if the tenants were to do it on their own.”
Moving forward, CapitaLand will pilot and deploy contactless and other technologies such as facial recognition and UV disinfection devices. An automated Ultra UV handrail disinfection device is being tested at Capital Tower and Galaxis to disinfect the handrail when the escalator is in use. The turnstiles at workspaces can be activated via facial recognition or QR code to minimise contact. Air handling units at selected properties are also fitted with UV disinfection systems.
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Protective screens have been set up at concierge desks (Photo: CapitaLand)
Additionally, if required, CapitaLand can help tenants search for alternate flexible workspaces within its portfolio, such as Bridge+, The Workshop, The Work Project and CoSpace Park.
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