With over two million active cases of COVID-19 across the world, organizations are looking for non-invasive methods to help contain and curtail the spread of the virus. These measures will take on particular importance when “Shelter in Place” orders are lifted, with businesses and public institutions trying to get back up and running in the midst of the persistent threat of coronavirus.
One such method that has proven to be particularly effective is the use of body temperature detection infrared cameras. While no camera is capable of diagnosing COVID-19, they can identify a high body temperature (even if the person in question is unaware), which is one of the most commonly reported symptoms of the virus.
These types of camera systems offer a non-invasive method of screening individuals without the need for physical human-to-human contact. Secondly, by making use of infrared technology, you can improve the security of your establishment by highlighting threats and taking swift, appropriate action to protect both your workforce and members of the public.
With that in mind, it’s useful to look at the leading solutions available on the market today for businesses and organizations that want to ramp up their safety measures in the wake of this ubiquitous pandemic.
vIRalert 2 – AMETEK Land Instruments
AMETEK Land is already well-versed in the capabilities of infrared camera technologies, with the global pandemic giving them the impetus to tweak and improve their existing premier body temperature detection solution.
The vIRalert 2 is a one-stop solution for organizations looking to scan their entry points for potential virus carriers. By using their in-house thermal imaging camera technology, you can detect temperature to within 0.5°C accuracy. The accompanying software is easy to install and intuitive to use. The system emits an audible alert when someone passes through with elevated body temperature.
Each system is calibrated to ISO17025 standards, and the supplied camera arrives with multiple brackets to facilitate a wide range of mounting options at your desired installation site.
FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras
Perhaps the company with a longer and more impressive track record in this business than any others is FLIR. A wide range of FLIR’s Elevated Body Temperature (EBT) thermal-imaging network cameras are already in place across many countries that have experienced the H1N1, SARS, and MERS viruses. Their technology can detect body temperature to within 0.5 +/- °F.
Many see FLIR as the standard-bearers of the industry, and several vendors piggyback on their hardware to provide their software solutions. There are many FLIR thermal imaging cameras to choose from; however, the following models have 510(k) filings (K033967) with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
SEC-BODYTEMPCAM1 – InVid Tech
InVid Tech has released its first dual spectrum body temperature detection camera system, and it is aimed primarily at organizations that experience high footfall numbers such as hospitals, airports, and train stations.
This system is capable of detecting 16 subjects per second within 0.54°F (0.3°C) of accuracy. It also has a customizable onboard temperature-detection algorithm that alerts operators to high temperatures so that they can take immediate action. The camera requires a separate continually-running calibration device to ensure the accuracy of results, and it comes with its own in-house software package.
Protect Your Workforce by Leveraging Body Temperature Detection Network Cameras
Here at Network Cabling Services, we have the capability to enhance the security and safety of your organization through the use of the latest advances in thermal imaging and infrared technology. We are vendor-agnostic, meaning we can tailor any body temperature detection camera systems to your specific building or location.
As the country slowly but surely returns to work, the coronavirus will remain a persistent threat to your organization and employees. By installing body temperature detection solutions, you can take rapid and meaningful action to protect your wider workforce — and by association — your company’s ability to function at optimal capacity.
Head over to our contact form to request an installation quote for your preferred body temperature detection and screening network camera solution today.