In wake of Covid-19, sanitation and hygiene have become hot topics in the world. As things re gradually going back to normal, the pressure to keep things sanitized has increased specially in public places like offices. Zenatix, a portfolio company of Hero Group’s Technology arm, Hero Electronix has recently launched ZenShield, a solution of maintaining hygiene in buildings.

ZenShield is a Covid ready building Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) monitoring and control solution, The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) has recommended certain guidelines for commercial buildings and offices to ensure safety of occupants from germs. ZenShield follows the guidelines ISHRAE to create a safe environment inside buildings.

Researchers have found out that particles less than 5 micron released during coughing can stay in air for hours and travel to long distances. This increases the risks of contraction from asymptomatic occupants through HVAC in the entire building.

ISHRAE has laid down a few guidelines for such buildings to reduce the spread of the virus. They have advised to maintain the temperature between 24-30 degree Celsius with relative humidity between 40%-70% and constant supply of fresh air. Most of the buildings in the country operate HVAC manually which poses a great risk for the people present in the same building. If a place observes mass outbreak, this will not only make people lose their lives but also put a pause on the business.

ZenShield allows the companies to automate HVAC settings in their buildings without any human interruption. It also ensures compliance and safety standards issued by ISHRAE. This service automates temperature control, humidity control, exhaust operation and keep circulation of fresh air in check while monitoring the temperature and humidity in real time.

Rahul Bhalla, CEO and co-founder, Zenatix said,

“We believe that IoT technology can address lot of challenges posed by COVID-19 and ZenShield is a step in that direction. As businesses get back to work, ensuring the well-being of employees will be paramount and timely intervention is required to address the risk posed by operations of HVAC. Our years of proven experience and expertise in IoT solutions for enterprises has translated into ZenShield solution, which will ensure compliance with ISHRAE’s guidelines.”

Safety of employees will help the businesses to get back to their businesses faster and optimize their resources. With ZenShield, multiple buildings can be automatically monitored in real time to ensure the continued health and safety of the occupants via a centralized dashboard.


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