Read the latest informative blog post by our Managing Director, Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., to keep you up to date with Hanwha Techwin’s insights and updates.
Our Duty to Make Life Safer in a COVID-19 Affected World
Embarking on a mission to develop innovative, fit for purpose social distancing solutions
Who would have thought at the beginning of 2020 that our lives over the coming months would change so much? The need for social distancing was certainly not something any of us had to think about and yet it now dominates our thoughts in terms of how we can safely go about our daily lives.
Until a vaccine is developed, we must look at other ways to prevent COVID-19 from spreading and enable businesses to safely operate, albeit within the context of the ‘new normal’.
The electronic security industry has a responsibility to help society achieve these objectives by offering solutions specifically designed for a COVID-19 affected world and by innovatively adapting existing products and technologies originally developed with security or business intelligence in mind.
At Hanwha Techwin, we are determined to play an industry-leading role in developing affordable COVID-19 related solutions which are fit for purpose. Our recently launched Occupancy Monitoring and Face Mask Detection applications are excellent examples of this.
Responsive, supportive and the ability to innovate
Hanwha Techwin has always been proud of its ability to rapidly respond to changing market demands. Indeed, many of our video surveillance solutions have been developed as a direct result of listening to our customers to understand precisely what the market requires and then unleashing our ability to innovate and bring the required product to market at the earliest opportunity.
In response to the need to come up with a video surveillance-based solution to help businesses comply with social distancing rules, you can be assured we are rising to the challenge. We are harnessing the talents of our in-house product management teams and working ever more closely with our hand-picked technology partners. Our clear objective is to develop additional practical solutions which will robustly assist offices, factories, hospitals, art galleries and museums, places of worship, transport facilities and many other types of businesses and organisations, to safely open their doors to the public.
Opportunities for system integrators
We take our social responsibilities extremely seriously, which is why for example, we made the decision to offer our Occupancy Monitoring application licence-free and by doing so, helped maximise the number of end-users who are able to benefit from it.
However, we also have a responsibility to our customers, i.e. system integrators and our authorised distribution partners whom they source our products from. My message to them is that we fully appreciate how challenging the last few months have been, but going forward we are determined to help them win new business and prosper. Whilst our COVID-19 related products and solutions provide immediate opportunities to help end-user clients comply with social distancing requirements, other recent additions to our product line-up give system integrators a competitive edge.
(I would encourage you to follow Hanwha Techwin Europe on LinkedIn and be among the first to learn about these new exciting products.)
Continual improvement and constant innovation
In striving to be best-of-the-best, Hanwha Techwin has recruited pre and post-sales personnel who share a passion for exceeding our customers’ requirements. We enter the second half of 2020 as a unified, highly motivated team who are determined to help our distributors and systems integrator partners grow their businesses, despite the most demanding market conditions that anyone working within the video surveillance industry is likely to have experienced before.
By continuing to innovate and think ‘outside-the-box’, I have no doubt that we will succeed and whilst doing so, make a meaningful contribution to society both during and after this COVID-19 affected period.
Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D.
Hanwha Techwin Europe