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Published 23 June 2020

Last updated 23 June 2020

Thermal cameras for temperature screening

Using infrared technology, thermal cameras can detect radiating heat from a body to provide an estimated core body temperature. These cameras are an extremely powerful tool, often deployed by firefighters to track smouldering embers and police to search for out-of-sight suspects. Technology has been developed in several formats from hand-held units to mounted cameras, providing increased safety as they allow measuring of multiple people, without the need for physical contact. Thermal cameras will enable businesses to rapidly check the temperature of staff or visitors as they enter a building without contact. They are suitable for workplaces with high footfalls; for example, there are thermal cameras that can scan more than 120 people per minute.

Fixed camera

  • ideal for covering entrances and hallways
  • high efficiency, only one second to detect a person
  • accurate
  • easy installation and configuration

 Handheld wireless mobile camera

  • ideal for mobile use, moving quickly between different venues
  • flexible and quick deployment
  • easy connection, cable free

Face mask detection

  • ideal for checking when and where face masks are required
  • clear intuitive display settings e.g.  red for temperature, orange for missing mask, green for wearing mask and within required temperature range
  • fast history search, selected by temperature and/or mask status 
  • real time alert and voice prompt from camera when an individual is not wearing a mask
  • fast deployment and cost effective, only one camera required

Physical access controls

Controls such as pin pads or biometrics should be assessed, especially where direct contact is concerned. For organizations at higher risk e.g. larger footfalls where there is increased difficulty to manage end-to-end security, the implementation of non-contact inspection of ID by guards might work in the short term with a view to transition to more advanced contactless systems (automated turnstiles/doors) in the long term.

Touch-free temperature screening terminal can be used to give staff an easier way to enter a building, record attendance and simultaneously check temperature without having to touch a terminal or gate, using face recognition and thermographic technologies. The touch-free nature of the terminals makes access easier and safer, suitable for long-term temperature screening with access control for any scenarios with a high footfall of people. Systems can also be provided that allow for people to ‘self-check’ their temperature.

Touch free access control 

  • ideal for contactless doorway access
  • thermographic camera built-in delivering efficient temperature measurement
  • real-time skin-surface temperature display
  • face mask detection 

Entrance metal detector door 

  • ideal for main entrances where immediate testing is required for both metal detection and skin surface temperature together
  • on-board thermal camera providing accurate skin-surface temperature measurement
  • includes a live display for real time skin-surface temperature
  • light and audio alarm built-in
  • fast deployment

Personal proximity sensors 

These can provide visible, audible and vibrating alerts when pre-set distancing rules are broken. These can be provided in a number of formats, from a removable sensor that can be attached to a belt or pocket using a hook, to a more advanced sensor that can be incorporated into a badge holder. 

Digital display and signage 

In order to enable social distancing, it’s imperative that buildings and facilities limit the number of people allowed inside. Many supermarkets, for instance, have a current maximum of 100 people let in at a time.

 The security market can provide automated density control solutions, which will automatically provide clear signage and ways to avoid overcrowding.

Digital display solutions are useful for clearly communicating live information to all your staff by combining temperature screening, density control and face mask detection information with digital and video messaging. It lets individuals know when they can enter your building along with displaying any specific messages in real-time.

All of these services are available to access under lots 1a (security services) and 1b (technical security) of our Workplace Services framework. Visit the framework page to find out more.