How Thermal Imaging Technology Can Help Fight COVID-19

August 3, 2020 | Access ControlHospital SecurityNurse Call SystemsSchool SecurityWander Management

How Thermal Imaging Technology Can Help Fight COVID-19

With COVID-19 presenting new challenges to communities, individuals and institutions, security upgrades are critical. We will have to rely on more advanced security measures to track the virus and keep our workplaces, care facilities and schools safe. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen an increased desire for touchless security systems, access control systems and nurse call technology to make day-to-day operations more efficient and reliable.

The security industry is continuously evolving and innovating to create security solutions that people can trust. As coronavirus continues to create hurdles in the U.S. and all over the world, technology is advancing rapidly to meet the growing demands. With the help of various new technologies, we can navigate this difficult time together.

How Thermal Imaging Cameras Work

One of the most promising technological innovations to help track and trace the spread of COVID-19 is thermal imaging cameras. These cameras are able to take people’s temperatures as they enter the building. In a matter of seconds, the cameras can detect if someone has a higher than normal temperature, which is one of the common symptoms of coronavirus. The cameras eliminate the need for manual temperature checks which keeps everyone safe, saves time and ensures accuracy. Providing you with real-time alerts and monitoring, you never have to wait for results with thermal cameras. The quicker we can detect common symptoms of the virus in our everyday lives, the fewer people will become accidentally exposed to COVID-19.

Face Recognition & Thermal Scanning

Beyond the ease of having a camera perform temperature screening, many thermal imaging cameras are also equipped with face recognition software. Employees, residents and staff can go hands-free with touchless access control systems, which saves time and keeps their hands clean. Instead of using a key card or manual key, people simply walk past the camera and the technology will notify them in real-time if they are authorized to enter.

Face recognition software can even detect if people are wearing masks as they enter. Some systems can scan for a facial covering and alert someone to put on a mask before they are authorized to enter the building. This upgrade is another time-saver and is far more effective than posting a sign in the lobby or requiring a staff member perform individual checks.

Keeping track of the data

Not only can this information be recorded and reported back in an instant, these analytics can also be collected and referred back to in order to keep track of the virus and understand the trends happening in one particular workplace or building. At the end of the day, you can see how many individuals entered the building, how many were wearing masks, how many recorded a normal temperature and how many showed signs of an above average temperature. By installing these temperature scanning cameras, you can save time, reduce uncertainty and eliminate human error, making people feel confident and safe in their work, school or care facilities every day.

Staying Safe During the COVID-19 Crisis

During these unprecedented times, we understand the importance of safety. The health and wellbeing of our clients and staff is our top priority and we will continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 as well as maintain close contact with our partner facilities. We are currently fully operational and are here to help you find the right safety solutions for your facility. Signal Technologies does not currently offer thermal imaging cameras but we are working with manufacturers to offer this technology so you can get the quality security systems you deserve.
We are proud of the security industry’s strides toward creating safer environments during this pandemic and we’re confident these technologies will continue to adapt to the changing needs of facilities everywhere.

Need Assistance? Contact Signal Technologies

We can help you create an environment that feels safe and productive for everyone. Whether your facility is in need of an access control system update, integrated call systems upgrade or more, we are here to find the right security solution for you.
You can reach our support team anytime day or night at 1-800-538-7349, or you can fill out our contact form here. We offer complimentary consultations and can help you talk through your security services needs. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you during these difficult times.