How to Evaluate Body Temperature Camera Solutions

The Technology Can Play an Important Role in Fever Screening, But It’s Essential to Understand Implementation and Limitations

How to Evaluate Body Temperature Camera Solutions

Since 1947, ASAP Security Services has been supplying sophisticated and integrated security solutions to large and small organizations across the public and private sectors throughout Texas. In the battle to keep everyone safe in this unprecedented pandemic, we have been working with the most promising technologies to bring workable solutions to the table.

One much talked-about area is temperature screening. Fever is one of the most telltale signs of a potential COVID-19 infection, and if you've been to an in-person doctor visit lately, you have undoubtedly been checked for fever. While fever is not the only sign of a potential infection, it's one signal that can certainly be an effective screen to take additional action.

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed some of the limitations of body temperature cameras and looked to dispel some of the hype around the technology. Nevertheless, we think this solution, properly implemented and integrated with related technology, can help your Austin organization maintain a safer community as you look to resume regular operations.

Keep reading to learn more.

SEE MORE: What You Need to Know About Temperature Screening Cameras

 

Contactless Screening and Accuracy

Lately, we've heard of everything from contactless payment to contactless deliveries, as decreasing the points of physical contact is essential for preventing the spread of the virus. Making a temperature screening solution as contactless as possible is vital.

The systems that ASAP Security Services is recommending minimize physical contact, but they will require some adjustments to standard procedures for the physical setup. You can't merely have people walk by an entrance and get an accurate screen. As we've discussed in previous blogs, walking in from 100 degrees heat outside or cold air conditioning can significantly affect the measurement.

The best systems, like those we’ve discussed from Avigilon, have advanced facial recognition capabilities. They zero in on the parts of a face that can supply the most accurate temperature readings. These readings need to be reliable enough to identify people who may need to be tested for fever with more conventional methods, but not to definitively indicate illness. What they can accomplish is to be accurate enough to screen relatively large numbers of people quickly – in a school, office, production facility, warehouse operation, or anywhere else where you have large numbers of people in one location with limited distancing options.

Implementation and Analytics

One of the keys to accurate screening results is proper implementation and calibration. While screening can work quickly at scale, it still needs to be one person at a time. One of the calibration solutions is to use a control mechanism for temperature comparison, referred to as a blackbody. The video camera thermal imaging capability can compare temperature readings from specific points on faces to the blackbody’s known constant temperature. This limits environmental influences and pinpoints measurement in the right areas.

In the computing world, edge computing refers to putting processing power close to the location where it’s needed, versus sending data to the cloud for processing and analytics. The advantage of edge computing capability in devices - like video analytics in cameras - is faster processing. This is important in building scalable solutions. The Avigilon solutions that ASAP Security Services will offer incorporate this advanced feature.

ASAP Security Services offers integrated technology solutions for comprehensive security and safety, and our long history with complex systems uniquely qualifies us to bring new technology to bear to cope with the challenges of COVID-19. To learn more about these solutions, set up a consultation with our team by calling (877) 418-ASAP, filling out our contact form, or start a live chat with us below. We look forward to working with you!

No video selected.
BBB
BBB
BBB
BBB
BBB
BBB
BBB

Privacy Policy     |     Copyright © ASAP Security Services      |      Powered by One Firefly     |      Sitemap