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Enlighted adds workplace contact tracing Safe application to its building IoT platform

July 23, 2020  By Anthony Capkun

PHOTO: Privacy throughout the User Journey, as shown in Alex Alaei’s presentation from the Buildings IoT Forum, June 2020.

July 23, 2020 – Enlighted (a Siemens company) has expanded its IoT technology with workplace digital contact tracing to help employees return to work. The “Safe” solution provides digital contact history for employees who self-report testing positive for COVID-19 to help reduce the spread of infection, making the contact tracing process easier for employers.

TO LEARN MORE about this solution, check out our video (below) of the presentation “Leveraging IoT to Create a Safer Workplace and Enable Contact Tracing” with Siemens Canada’s Alex Alaei (recorded during the Buildings IoT Forum, June 2020).


Enlighted’s solution prioritizes data privacy without the need to store personal information. Employees are assigned alphanumeric ID badges while entering the workplace. When an employee self-reports their badge ID and a positive test result, administrators query the Safe application, identify other IDs with which this badge came into contact, and share the anonymous IDs.

The data is used to inform employees who might be at risk of infection and also drives sanitization efforts in areas the infected employee utilized. The application’s dashboard provides information on contacts in the building to assist management in developing safer workplace strategies. Additionally, Safe identifies how many close contacts are happening in a time period and location to proactively manage risk.

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