With the company downsizing, finding someone to cover the front desk while the receptionist goes to lunch or, worse, is out for a day is getting to be a real hassle. Everyone is busy and no one wants to site up front and twiddle their fingers for an hour while their inbox grows bigger back at their own desk.
I had an idea that we could put wireless security cameras on the entrance door and the back door, and then they could be monitored by someone from their own desk. The person covering would only have to leave their desk when someone actually comes in. A door announcer/chime doesn’t let you know who is coming in – if it is an employee or regular vendor, we wouldn’t have to get up. Just for clients and visitors that need assistance.
Going to run this by the COO and see what he thinks. If he looks at this website I came across, IT Planet, he should be as impressed as I am, with both the idea and the website. He can shop for the tech item, like a security camera, and easily read up on the specifications of each device before making a decision on which one to get. Or I can do it for him.