Using Thermal-Optical Cameras to Better Secure the Workplace and to Ensure Workforce Safety

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In response to the current pandemic, thermal-optical screening systems are being utilized across a wide range of industries, including hospitals, enterprise head offices, construction sites, government buildings, meat processing plants, nursing homes, food and drug distribution centers, construction sites, and retail stores. In many cases, their use has formed a significant part of the organization’s strategy for returning employees to work.

Every organization should consider implementing this proven technology in their facilities, and BrevAll can help determine the best solution for your needs.

What to Consider

Before any organization makes a decision about implementing this screening technology, it’s worth being clear about what the technology can and cannot do.

Thermal screening cameras can:

  • Detect surface skin temperature with high accuracy on a non-contact basis, reducing risk.
  • Indicate if that detected temperature falls outside of the pre-configured range, providing a first line of screening for a facility.
  • Screen a high volume of people in a short timeframe.
  • Provide an audit trail of steps taken to assist with health, safety, and welfare compliance.

Thermal screening cameras can’t:

  • Detect coronavirus or other illness.
  • Detect a fever (A high external body temperature may be the result of other causes).

Thermal Camera Benefits

It must be remembered that while these cameras are not medical devices, they do provide preliminary screening. Such a system offers reassurance and confidence for those entering a facility, while also minimizing the risk to the screening staff as a result of the non-contact nature of the system.

Related News: Security Infowatch, June 6, 2019 – Hikvision wins 2019 ESX Innovation Award for thermal-optical DeepinView turret camera

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