VIS Systems shortlisted for CN News award

September 21, 2022

VIS are proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the Outstanding Contribution to Specialist Construction award at this year’s Construction News Awards. With supporting testimony from our partners at Graham, the intervention of our plug-and-play pods, rolled out at beginning of the second lockdown, has been recognised as a solution that went ‘above and beyond’ by the judging panel.

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The judging criteria

The judging criteria was looking for examples of ‘outstanding intervention, initiative, or innovation’. In particular, they were looking for entrants that ‘substantially improved safety, raised employee wellbeing, achieved positive business change or exceeded client expectations by an overwhelming margin’.

“Its a fantastic recognition for us to even be shortlisted for this award. Our team worked extremely hard to innovate a product in a very difficult time.

Our solution was the first plug-and-play site access control pod that had integrated contactless face recognition. This type of biometrics is much faster and far more accurate than previous technology; reflected in the fact that’s it’s now being widely adopted throughout the industry”

Damon Atkinson - VIS Managing Director

Our entry 

Throughout the covid pandemic high-volume touch points like fingerprint readers were classed as high risk and in line with government guidelines, were being avoided on site. We wanted to help clients like GRAHAM group stay operational and maintain safe sites. We took a strategic decision to not furlough staff and instead focus on R&D. 

We invested our time and capital into upgrading all of our pods from fingerprint to contactless face recognition. 

We were the first to create a contactless plug-and-play solution. The impact of this is already widespread, and whilst it has provided a solution to problems raised by covid, it’s also significantly reduced the technology’s carbon footprint as we move into an era of more responsible construction.

The awards take place on Thursday the 22nd of September at The Brewery, London. 

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