Getting Back to Business: Thermal Screening
Security solutions have played a huge part in helping to spread the Coronavirus. From adopting touchless access control measures to employing video analytics to support social distancing and mask detection, facilities of all kinds have been seeking solutions to help protect their employees and customers. Thermal screening has taken on a lot of traction over the course of the pandemic. Thermal imaging systems and non-contact infrared thermometers, which are non-contact temperature assessment devices, can used to measure a person’s temperature. An elevated temperature is one way to identify a person who may have a COVID-19 infection. Many facilities have turned to non-contact temperature assessment devices as part of an initial check at entry points to identify and triage people who may have elevated temperatures. The use of “no-touch” or non-contact temperature assessment devices, such as thermal imaging systems or non-contact infrared thermometers has helped many facilities navigate the reopening phase safely. These devices have many benefits beyond simply measuring body temperature. They can measure and display a temperature reading very quickly, allowing for a large number of people to be evaluated individually at an entry point. And, these non-contact infrared thermometers only require a minimal amount of sanitizing between uses. NextGen has helped many clients prepare for a safe re-opening amidst the pandemic. We are your trusted source for your physical security and life safety needs. We’re happy to provide below educational information from the FDA on Thermal Imaging Systems and look forward assisting you in a safe re-opening.