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SafeWatch

VenuIQ launches weareable tech solution for Covid-secure events

Events management solution, VenuIQ, has launched the SafeWatch, a wearable tech solution that aims to help guarantee Covid-secure conferences and events.  

Awarded Best New Technology Product at the Event Technology Awards in November 2020, ‘SafeWatch’ comprises of individual, reusable wristbands which are fully integrated with a Bluetooth tracking solution.

Enabling venues and event organisers to enforce social distancing measures once face to face events can recommence, the wristbands not only monitor the number of attendees per space or seminar room, but also vibrate to alert delegates if they get within two metres of another individual for more than a few seconds. 

SafeWatch also offers automatic track and trace capability, where, in the instance of a later identified positive Covid-19 case, anyone tracked within close proximity can easily be informed and told to self-isolate. 

Philip Mayling, co-founder of VenuIQ, said: “SafeWatch has been designed to overcome two challenges for the events industry. The first being the logistical enforcement of social distancing measures and track and trace, and the second in ensuring delegates feel safe to physically attend a conference or event. In essence, SafeWatch automatically enforces government guidelines without having to employ additional marshals, whilst also eliminating any concerns over social distancing. 

"We have worked with many organisations, corporates and events professionals throughout 2020 who have had to pivot their event online and therefore understand first-hand how difficult this period has been for the industry. Consequently, we believe solutions like SafeWatch will be key to encouraging people to return to face to face events and hope it supports sector recovery during 2021.”  

Available to rent or purchase directly from VenuIQ, the SafeWatch devices are sanitised between use and can be booked up to 12 months in advance and on a flexible basis.