In our changing world the threats to human health posed by viruses are intensifying. Corporations are morally or legally obliged to take precautionary measures to protect visitors and employees. The InfraSpector Thermal Entry Screening Portal is a fast and pragmatic tool to help reduce these threats.
The InfraSpector series of entrance control portals from Inspection specialist Mek (Marantz Electronics), are designed for the detection of elevated body temperature, or “fever detection”, and counting the number of people in and out of premises. Created to protect employees and visitors from the spread of viral infections, there are IR thermal imaging camera or thermal sensor models available.
The most comprehensive InfraSpector models are equipped with a thermal camera and detect elevated temperatures while walking through and can measure up to 40 people per minute. On these models, a monitor displays the thermal image, which can be used for additional screening by an operator. The sensor models measure up to 10 people per minute based on the stop-and-go principle on the forehead or with a wrist sensor.
Both systems work by means of a non-contact infrared measurement specially optimized for accurate measurement of temperature on the human body with a maximum deviation of ±0.3 °C (0.54F). To ensure privacy, by default, no data or images are stored in the system. Different configurations and set-ups are possible to discretely handle audible and visual alarms.
The portal is capable of counting incoming and outgoing persons. The display shows the number of attendees for cases where restrictions on visitor numbers are required. It can be operated without the need for additional staff. An extra wide version of 120cm (47”), for example for wheelchairs or shopping trolleys, is available.
Prices start at €3400.
Businesses can benefit from entry screening not only during the current global COVID-19 situation, but also long-term. Thermal Entry Screening has been proven to reduce absenteeism and risk of infection and hence boost productivity. In many countries, this type of control has already led to Government recommendations and regulations.