Retail technology company Sekura Global has launched two new products to enable retailers to ramp up operations post-coronavirus. SteryBot, claimed to be the world’s first autonomous retail sanitising robot, and a dynamic social distancing system have been added to the company’s range of PPE and safety essentials to make stores and distribution centres Covid-safe for customers and staff.
“Our Covid-safe product range is about helping retailers get back up and running” said Chris Napthine, Director of Operations at Sekura Global. “Coronavirus has disrupted the entire industry. By making their shoppers and their staff feel safer, these solutions bring the reassurance retailers need to get moving again.”
SteryBot is an autonomous robot that uses hospital-grade UVC light to sterilise stores and distribution centres during closing hours. Developed by mobile service robot pioneers MetraLabs, it kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus. It is completely autonomous – finding its own way around the retail space – and unlike handheld UV light solutions, does not put staff at risk of exposure to harmful rays.
The dynamic social distancing system uses ultra-wideband technology to enable staff to maintain mandated gaps in the workplace, alerting employees when they are too close to a colleague. It also supports contact tracing, to minimise business disruption through targeted quarantines should an infection occur.
“For forty years we’ve been trusted by the retail industry to protect their security and profit. In these times, it feels like a natural step to provide a single source for the equipment they need to make their operations safe,” added Napthine.
In addition to SteryBot and the dynamic social distancing system, Sekura Global’s Covid-safe retail range includes PPE & safety essentials such as face masks, gloves, hand sanitiser, and hygiene stations.