The coronavirus pandemic has been one of the most disruptive events in modern history. Not only are people getting ill, but businesses are having to close down to prevent the spread of the virus.
As we start to look to the future, we are seeing that many businesses and public spaces may have to reopen before the virus is entirely under control. This has some people understandably worried. If you are a small business owner or responsible for managing public space, you are looking for ways to reopen while still managing the risk that COVID-19 represents.
As a company that specializes in the most innovative products of safety and security, Cornerstone Protection offers a range of solutions that can help businesses as they deal with the fallout from the pandemic. One such solution is thermal cameras that can be used for temperature screening. These systems were once a niche product for Kentucky businesses, but we expect them to become more common as we look for ways to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
At Cornerstone Protection, we specialize in utilizing thermal imaging cameras and we have some of the leading experts for designing and installing these systems. In this post, we would like to explain how these thermal cameras work and how they can be used for temperature screening to protect against coronavirus.
How Thermal Screening Works?
Any object that has a temperature above absolute zero emits a small amount of IR radiation. With special cameras, this IR radiation can be detected, and then software can be used to convert the radiation levels into a temperature.
As it concerns COVID-19, it is known that elevated body temperature is one of the most common symptoms of those who have been infected by the virus. With a thermal camera and body temperature screening system, businesses and public spaces can easily detect those who have a fever to isolate them from the rest of the public.
These systems generally work by creating a path for people to enter the premises. You then have the thermal camera covering this path to read the temperatures of every visitor as they enter. The cameras can read temperatures quickly and with great accuracy.
If the system detects a person with a high temperature, it will set off an alarm to alert the monitoring staff. It will identify the person with a high temperature and they can then be separated from other people at the location. The staff can then give the person a second temperature screening or advise the individual to visit a doctor.
These systems are very accurate and you do not have to worry about them being thrown off by heat signatures from other sources. With this technology, the system is designed to recognize human faces and it only reads the temperature of humans. You can also have the system display a regular optical image or a thermal image with a heat signature. It will also post the temperature of guests on the screen so it is easy to see the temperature of different individuals.
The Benefits of Temperature Screening Camera Systems
Thermal cameras with temperature screening will be able to help many Kentucky businesses as they try to reopen. Beyond increasing safety for your staff and customers, there are several benefits to having one of these systems installed.
- Non-contact testing means you can get temperature readings without having to get close to people
- Prevent the spread of the virus in your community
- Reopen your business while maintaining a safe environment
- Audible alarms to ensure no high temperatures are missed
- Accurate temperature readings
- Detects temperature in just one second
- Can recognize up to 30 faces in one pass
- Cameras that can offer long-range and short-range solutions
- Versatile mounting options for use in a wide range of settings
- Easy to learn how to use
Where Thermal Camera Could be Helpful
Our experts have experience with installing thermal camera systems and with training people on how to use them. As we adapt to life under the coronavirus pandemic, these systems could be vital in a number of different locations.
The following are a few of the places that may want to consider getting thermal cameras for a temperature screening system:
- Bus stations
- Retail locations
- Shopping Centers
- Office buildings
- Event centers
This is hardly an exhaustive list. If you own a business or are responsible for a public space, you should assess your risk and consider installing thermal cameras for temperature screening. If you are unsure about your risk level, you can contact Cornerstone Protection for a free consultation.
We have experts who trained and are ready to answer all of your questions about this type of camera system and what it can do for your business. If you do decide to get a thermal camera system, we will design, install, and support a security system that is customized for your business. After installing the system, we will train your staff on how to use it. Call us today to learn more about thermal cameras and temperature screening systems.