Coronavirus crowd management for social distancing with SignalSET from WERMA

09 April 2020

The traffic light SignalSET indicates clearly whether it is safe to enter the building or not.
The traffic light SignalSET indicates clearly whether it is safe to enter the building or not.

Signalling technology expert, WERMA has introduced a new simple crowd management wireless traffic light system for use by essential services, such as healthcare providers & food retailers, to help compliance with “social distancing” guidelines during the current COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has placed us all in exceptional circumstances. Everyday life has been changed in so many different ways & we have to face new challenges on a daily basis. The highest priority has to be the health & safety of the population.

Both government and companies are looking at all possible ways to control the spread of the virus. WERMA is able to make an important contribution with the launch of its traffic light system, SignalSET. This system helps provide access control to supermarkets and shops, or dentist and doctor’s surgeries, for example, and thus enables compliance with local “social distancing” regulations.

Crowd management made quick, simple & unambiguous

Government and health authorities recommend maintaining a safe “social distance” of 2m between persons. This requires a degree of organisation of customers entering shops and surgeries – and, in fact, any public buildings. The signal device manufacturer, WERMA can offer a simple easy to install solution with its wireless SignalSET, an optimal solution for crowd management and access control.

The system indicates to the persons waiting at the entrance to a shop or building whether or not it is safe to enter, taking into account the number of people who may already be inside.

WERMA SignalSET wireless traffic light system_580x280
WERMA SignalSET wireless traffic light system_580x280

The product is ideal, not only for supermarkets, but also smaller retail outlets, chemists, doctor’s surgeries and countless other public buildings, where access control is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the staff and public alike.

You can order the system directly from your local WERMA sales office or online from the WERMA web shop.

Green light – safe to enter

The traffic light set consists of a wireless controlled signal tower, with red and green lights installed outside the entrance, controlled by a member of staff inside the entrance who uses a wireless switch box to change the lights from red to green, with an additional indicator board showing “Please enter” or “Please wait”.

The lights are activated at the touch of a button from inside the building.
The lights are activated at the touch of a button from inside the building.

Ready for immediate use with “plug and play”

The system is very easy and quick to install – no hard-wiring involved. All you have to do is to plug the light in to a power socket outside. Should there not be an outside socket available, an optional kit can be supplied with a USB terminal element, which can be powered by a standard USB power bank.

The light can be installed using a right angled bracket fixed to a wall. Other mounting options are available. The traffic light can also be fitted with a so-called vocal element, which is a simple mp3 device onto which you can easily record an appropriate message/instruction or audio file.


WERMA Signaltechnik GmbH + Co. KG is a German family company, founded in 1950 focused on signalling technology. The company has established a new industrial standard with modular signal towers. Today, WERMA provides optical & audible signal devices and related systems for process optimisation in manufacturing & logistics operations. WERMA takes signal technology one step further: by networking multiple signal devices wirelessly, which create solutions that help customers to analyse production, logistics & assembly processes quickly & easily, leading to long term optimisation of the processes.

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