The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis. Cities, governments and states worldwide face severe challenges in keeping people safe. The measures taken to control the spread of the virus (lockdown, test and trace, restriction of movement, etc.) are exceptional, and require law enforcement bodies to adapt their systems, surveillance methods and resource management.
In Thales we turn cutting-edge technologies into imaginative and resilient people-centred solutions, giving our clients confidence in challenging situations that create uncertainty.
A major health crisis can cause widespread unpredictable disruption which the authorities may address with measures including:
- Preventive measures for establishing and ensuring compliance with mobility restrictions
- Coordination across health authorities and state law enforcement bodies, among others, for a concerted, comprehensive crisis response
- Management of critical resources such as hospital beds, medical staff, health resources and volunteers
- Real-time public information
- Tracing and detecting positive cases and persons at risk
- Measures for selective control of lockdown according to people’s state of health
In response to the global pandemic Thales has developed and integrated new features and external applications into its Security Digital Platform using the power of big data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity to upgrade its security and mobility solutions in response to today’s needs and tomorrow’s contingencies.
The platform is designed to handle day-to-day security operations and to go further in exceptional circumstances, and along with its original capabilities for detecting, processing and displaying big data, this may help deploy measures in response to Covid-19.