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COVID-19: Fever Screening Thermal Imaging Cameras

COVID-19: Fever Screening Thermal Imaging Cameras

As the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic changes the world, in particular as someone can be a carrier without showing symptoms, being able to quickly screen or detect for the infectious disease and limit the number of people present in an area is more important than ever.

When the UK Government decides to loosen the current lockdown restrictions and people begin returning to work and school, it’s imperative that there are detection systems in place to ensure the disease can be identified. This will be especially vital in buildings and areas where a high number of the general public will be.

Thermal imaging cameras translate heat into visible light to analyse surroundings. These cameras have the ability to aid Temperature Screening by detecting raised body temperatures within only one second, in large groups of people and with accuracy up to ±0.3℃.

UK Fever Detection with Thermal Cameras for Coronavirus

There are several systems that can be put in place in order to manage this risk. Not only do you need to be able to identify the potential outbreak of COVID-19, you will require ways to effectively manage people coming in, out and around buildings, as safely as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to install temporary, semi-permanent or permanent Access Control systems. This is a security technique that regulates who can gain entry to specific areas of a building. Having Access Control will allow you to effectively manage how many people can get into a certain area to minimise the risk of the disease spreading.

Manage risk of visitors with coronavirus symptoms

Another way to manage the risk would be to implement turnstiles in areas where lots of people may be working. This is a form of gate that allows one person to pass at a time. This is a great way to encourage social distancing when people do begin returning to work, and allows for quicker identification for anybody who may be at risk of having the virus. One of the most notable symptoms of the virus is having a high temperature. Once you have implemented ways to manage the risk of people spreading the virus, it’s important to have a way to actually identify if a person has it or not.

Main installations of Thermal Imaging Cameras

Thermal cameras are vital to a wide variety of environments where there is a regular stream of people coming in and out of entrances and exits that may be difficult to slow for screening, for example: 

If your business organisation is based in Dorset or Hampshire, and are in need of implementing Thermal Imaging Cameras or an Access Control system, contact us to see how we can support you through the COVID-19 crisis and make sure your organization can safely support employees and visitors who might be at risk.