PopID’s contactless PopEntry+ access control system has been installed at the Modena Cherry Creek senior community in Denver. The new 96-unit facility is owned and operated by Solera Senior Living, and is the 35th senior living community in the US to adopt the PopEntry+ solution.
PopEntry+ will be used to verify the identities of employees rather than Modena Cherry Creek residents. Employees can register their faces on the PopID website, and the system will then use facial recognition to verify their identity when they arrive at work. The contactless scan is conducted at fixed stations installed at various points throughout the facility.
PopEntry+ also offers thermal screening and gesture recognition capabilities to protect the health of at-risk senior residents. The thermal scanner will bar access to anyone who is running a fever, while gesture recognition allows employees to answer health screening questions without touching the screen, using a simple thumbs up or thumbs down motion.
“PopEntry+ will help keep our residents, staff and family members as safe as possible,” said Solera founder and CEO Adam Kaplan. “Solera has had no members infected with COVID-19 within any of our properties. I credit that to our protocols and technology such as PopID’s, which has been an important line of defense to keeping this virus outside our walls.”
The PopID technology can recognize people who are wearing masks, and can be integrated into an organization’s existing HR setup. PopID also suggested that customers will eventually be able to use the new gesture recognition technology to complete retail orders or make payments.
PopID is a subsidiary of the Cali Group, which first introduced an early version of the PopEntry+ system at its own CaliBurger restaurants back in March. The company has since extended its reach with deployments at academic institutions and retail outlets in addition to senior living centers. It has also launched its own PopPay naked payments system.
September 15, 2020 – by Eric Weiss