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Per Mar adds services targeting COVID-19 concerns

Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

IOWA FAMILY BUSINESS Per Mar Security Services has expanded its commercial security services to adapt to the needs of clients due to COVID-19.

New security services include temperature checks and pre-screenings by security officers, thermal imaging cameras, and integrated security. Per Mar Security officers are also handing out masks at the doors of retailers.

“I am proud of the team to quickly adapt to the COVID-19 challenges we all face in order to bring to market these products which provide a safer environment for our clients, their customers and employees,” Chris Edwards, president of Per Mar’s Electronic Security Division, said in a news release. “We were asked to deliver a combination of technology and physical security solutions to meet the needs of our customers and we have done exactly that.”

Prior to entering a building, security officers can administer pre-screening questions, take temperature readings and enforce sanitizing procedures such as offering masks, gloves and hand sanitizer.

Per Mar offers an elevated body temperature detection system that provides fast, accurate mass screening for elevated temperatures. If a temperature is detected over the threshold allowed, an alert will be sent to the appropriate person. The system also allows clients to set up custom messages to tell the person with a high temperature what steps to take.

Per Mar's integrated security solution expands a company’s security coverage by combining monitored intelligent video technology, which has the ability to use a business’s existing cameras and infrastructure, with Per Mar’s uniformed security officers. When Per Mar’s intelligent video technology is triggered, live video goes direct to Per Mar’s monitoring center and on-site security officers, and the monitoring center agent can immediately dispatch officers to the scene.

In addition to offering new security services, Per Mar has also adapted to the changing landscape by offering free, virtual security consultations for homes and businesses as well as social distanced, in-person security consultations