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ZKTeco Cronus Enhances Workplace Safety

Workplace violence and employee theft are two serious concerns that US businesses face. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) says that almost 2 million Americans are victims of workplace violence every year. In 2020 alone, employee thefts cost retailers over $1,500 per case, according to the National Retail Federation.

Current entrance control processes combine multiple metal detectors, turnstiles, and use security officers as checkpoints for screening people. Security officers must ensure people authorized to be there, and have no weapons.

Entrance control processes need to be paired with new technology that can reduce the opportunity for workplace violence and shrink. ZKTeco Cronus, the world’s first and only turnstile with integrated metal detection and anti-tailgating, offers the ideal solution to this problem. Cronus uses access control application and metal detection as a double authentication process. Metal detection is the primary credential to block an entrance if metal is detected. Keep the threat on the unsecure side of the building/facility.

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With advanced sensors, Cronus can also detect if someone tries to piggyback on another, preventing tailgating attempts. Occupying a mere 5×6 ft footprint, the device enables fast throughput with multiple LEDs helping personnel quickly identify the area of the possible threat.

Cronus is easy to operate, with 10 preset user-configurable modes, and is ideal for almost every organization. It works with standard RIFD, biometric (palm, face, fingerprint), Bluetooth, NFC, and QR code credentials, offering double protection and robust security.

The critical difference is that while all other security devices merely sound alarms and require human intervention, Cronus acts in real-time, preventing security incidents. This allows businesses to proactively manage security, reduce shrink, heighten awareness, and protect of employees, customers, and assets.

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