In this P2P Series blog, VIRALERT, an AMETEK company, offers an explanation of its human temperature scanning solution, which the organization says lends itself well to an integrated solution.
The latest developments in human temperature scanning systems offer a fresh opportunity for integrators to combine protection against COVID-19 with other gateway and security systems.
AMETEK Land’s VIRALERT 3 is a compact, real-time infrared screening system that’s safe, accurate, and easy to use.
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Working alongside other precautionary measures like social distancing, hand hygiene, and face masks, the accurate, compact VIRALERT 3 screens visitors at entry for elevated body temperatures.
Handheld thermometers might provide a cost-effective option, but they are not as accurate—producing more false positives and negatives—and compromise social distancing. Crucially, as far as integration into gateway systems is concerned, they require an operator and cannot provide automated operation.
VIRALERT 3, on the other hand, can operate in a fully automatic way—or be overseen by an operator working at a safe distance if required—and meets all requirements currently set out by the FDA and similar authorities.
Developed over 10 years by world-leading temperature monitoring experts, the VIRALERT 3 is already in use at commercial, educational, and leisure facilities around the world, screening visitors at points of entry.
The automated operation and rapid, two-second measurement time make it ideal for integration into new and existing security door systems.
As it is highly compact, and uses both an infrared and visual camera, it is easy to adapt to add the capability to integrate with door access and time and attendance systems.
Visitors can access the area in the same way they always have, with the same security checks, but with the added precaution that they are scanned for signs of elevated temperature, which can indicate a fever—a symptom of COVID-19—at the same time.
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Christopher Leonard is global lead at VIRALERT. As a 2020 P2Pv sponsor, VIRALERT is helping NSCA lead business transformation conversations.