Amid the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, educational facilities are reevaluating their security products and implementing technologies that will be used to halt the spread of disease and prevent future crises like the one we are currently experiencing. In addition to practices such as the sanitization of hard and highly touchable surfaces and proper hygiene, many are implementing fever detection cameras. Also known as body temperature cameras, these devices use thermal imaging to detect those that have elevated temperatures that may be related to sickness.
How Do Body Temperature Detection Cameras Work?
Fever detection cameras use thermal technology and video analytics that detects temperatures and alerts when above a certain threshold. This allows facilities such as schools, hospitals, doctor offices, airports, emergency rooms, and other crowded places to identify symptomatic individuals before they enter the premises.
What are the Real Advantages of Body Temperature Camera Systems In Educational Facilities?
Preventing sickness in the educational environment is critical today. At every level, students and staff come in close contact with each other and with surfaces that may not be sanitized between use. With so many points of contact and potential for contamination, identifying individuals who may be sick is a priority.
After the SARS outbreak, there was a recognized need for non-contact methods of fever detection to avoid the spread of the virus. Today, that need continues and is being met with body temperature detection technology.
Worldwide, there is an increased adoption of checking student and staff temperatures with handheld thermometers to help ensure safety. This, however, limits how fast individuals can be checked, and the people using the scanners must be near the people they are checking, which increases their risk of infection. Thermal body temperature cameras are much faster than handheld thermometers and reduce the need to be in close proximity to other individuals.
Body temperature cameras automatically scan people before they enter the building or facility. Once identified, those exhibiting a higher than normal temperature can be stopped discreetly and alerted to the problem before risking any illness entering the facility.
Of course, fever detection is just one of many valuable tools in slowing the spread of the virus. People with COVID-19 and other illnesses can be asymptomatic, may not yet have a fever, or may have taken fever reduction medications. However, fever detection with thermal cameras does provide additional data that was previously unavailable in a quick and streamlined way.
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In the wake of the current COVID-19 crisis, non-invasive and unobtrusive body temperature thermal cameras are quickly becoming a staple of security. The SEC-BODYTEMPCAM1 Body Temperature thermal camera with facial recognition is equipped with technologies that detect abnormal body temperatures so that the possible threat of sickness is quickly and clearly identified, even in challenging lighting or across distances.