So as the region’s businesses, schools and shops and healthcare facilities enter a new phase of operation in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, safety is of utmost importance. Social distancing, face masks and gloves are all fine and well, yet we need to step up safeguards to ensure people who enter a building are not a risk to the occupants inside be they fellow co-workers, students, patients or other employees in the facility.
Kiosk hardware and software manufacturers have collaborated with biometric technology providers to produce systems that take people’s temperatures before they are permitted into an environment where they may interact with other people. These kiosks use infrared imaging (IR) paired with facial detection to provide quick, accurate temperature scanning and facial recognition without physical contact. They can alert staff automatically if they detect a person with a high body temperature or if an inbound individual is not wearing a required mask.
They are not classified as medical devices, so it is important to understand the kiosks are not diagnostic systems. Nevertheless, they are impressive when you consider their value as a front line of defense against the transmission of infectious pathogens and bacteria including the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Recommended Minimum Health Safety Protocol
Many state and local municipalities recommend businesses and operations check all employees’ temperatures before they enter a building as fever-level symptoms (100° or higher) are consistent with COVID-19. A personnel management kiosk along the lines of what we are now offering automates that process and ensures accurate readings, consistent reporting, and a proactive measure against a very harmful contagion to people and the operation as a whole.