Amid the worldwide COVID-19 crisis, businesses spanning every industry are doing all they can to contribute to the global containment efforts. In addition to practices such as the sanitization of hard and highly touchable surfaces and social distancing, 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?
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.
Many businesses have adopted the routine of checking employee temperatures with handheld thermometers to help ensure the safety of employees and customers. This, however, limits how fast workers 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.
Another main advantage of this technology is that businesses can use it to automatically scan people before they enter workplaces, stores or other facilities. Once identified, those exhibiting a higher than normal temperature can be stopped discreetly and alerted to the problem without causing embarrassment or distress.
Of course, fever detection is just one of many valuable tools in slowing the spread of the virus. People with COVID-19 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 an easy and streamlined way.
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