How Screening for Fevers Could Reduce Disease Transmission Risks
A person with COVID-19 can be contagious within a few days after getting infected. They can be contagious and spread the virus to others for a few days before they develop symptoms and while their symptoms are still mild. Many people don’t realize they have a fever, which is one of the early symptoms of COVID-19. Other symptoms of COVID-19, including a dry cough, headache, congested or runny nose, and body aches, begin at a mild intensity. These symptoms overlap with many other common illnesses and conditions, including influenza, the common cold, and allergies. Screening for fevers helps with the early detection of COVID-19. If someone has a fever, they can be given a screening tool to see if they have other symptoms, or they can be referred for COVID-19 testing.
Who Should Be Scanned By a Temperature Verification Kit?
Employers should treat all employees and guests equally when it comes to checking temperatures. In some states, such as Ohio, new health orders and laws require all employees who have to report for in-person duty to have their temperature screened at the entrance of the facility. Some states may only require this for employees who will be on the premises for 15 minutes or longer each day, based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s risk and screening guidelines for COVID-19.
Types of Businesses That Should Use a Temperature Reader
All types of businesses benefit from using our temperature scanning system. Many states now require all employers to perform mandatory temperature screenings on every employee. Some have extended this to guests, customers, and others. If your building has hundreds or more workers and guests entering and leaving every day, trying to do this manually would be time-consuming. A kiosk simplifies and speeds up the process while still collecting accurate and precise information.
Get Accurate Temperature Measurements With Our Temperature Reader
Our thermal scanner takes accurate and precise temperatures of all people. It works on people of any height, age, or size. It’s accurate to within +/- 0.54 degrees Fahrenheit at a measuring distance of 1 foot.
Mounting Options for the Thermal Scanner
The temperature scanning unit can be used with a desktop mounting system. This is ideal for guest reception areas where people must be checked into the premises. There are also turnstile stands. These work well for scanning your employees’ temperatures. We also offer an independent stand that can be placed anywhere, such as near a metal detector, elevator, or hallway.
Best Location for a Temperature Verification Kiosk
The temperature scanning system works at environmental temperatures of 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and at humidity levels of 95% or less. We recommend placing the kiosk indoors, close to the entrance of your building but far enough away from areas where wind, rain, snow, or outdoor air will affect it. We also recommend placing it away from air conditioning and heating vents. Be sure to give your employees advance written notice that you’ll be conducting temperature screenings. Post notices for all guests that their temperatures must be taken for entry to the building.
Facial Recognition Features of the Temperature Verification Kiosk
The temperature scanning kiosk has facial recognition features that allow it to identify up to 20,000 unique individuals in its memory. This means that it will “learn” who your employees and frequent guests are, and their temperature information will be packaged. You’ll be able to look up each employee’s temperature record for any period of time. The facial recognition software takes less than 0.5 seconds to identify faces. Its 99.7% accuracy at identifying faces gives you confidence in using it as a way to track employee and guest health.
Screen Features of the Temperature Verification Kiosk
The temperature verification kiosk has an 8-inch screen with a liquid crystal display. Its resolution of 1,200 by 800 pixels and contrast of 500:1 makes it easy to see images and read information. Its brightness is 500 lux, yet it uses less than 12 watts of power.
Light, Linkage, and Audio Specifications of Our Temperature Verification Kit
The soft, white light cast by the temperature scanner has a reach of 1–3 meters or about 3–10 feet. This provides enough space for social distancing between people who need to have their temperatures scanned. Its infrared light automatically turns off when nobody is within range. This reduces the unit’s power consumption.
Interface Specifications of the Temperature Verification Kiosk
The temperature scanning system has a sleek and easy-to-use interface. It features one reset button and an exit button for use in setup and updates. The 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port facilitates the uploading and downloading of data. There are two channels for alarm input and output.
Power and Interface of the Thermal Scanner
This temperature scanner uses the Linux operating system. One of the top advantages of Linux is that it’s secure. Your temperature scanning system is unlikely to be affected by a hacker, malware, or any other cybersecurity threat. Linux is also known for its reliability. The operating system has few faults. New features are regularly added to it, which means that you’ll have more flexibility and access to the data collected by the scanner.
Safety and Security Features of the Temperature Verification Kiosk
The temperature screening kiosk can be set up to sound an alarm if someone passes through the area without being scanned. This alerts the building’s security to intercept the individual. The kiosk’s camera will capture an image of their face, which makes identification easier. The kiosk can also sound an alarm if a person has a fever. This allows reception and security staffers to prohibit that person from entering the premises. We recommend limiting access to the information collected in order to make sure that your business is HIPAA-compliant and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Benefits of Using Our Temperature Verification Kit
Our temperature reader reduces the risk of spreading illnesses throughout your workplace. It also protects the health and safety of guests, business partners, and members of the public who enter your facility. The no-contact equipment doesn’t require washing or maintenance between scans, and it can operate on a 24/7 basis with minimal hands-on setup. The scanning process only takes a few seconds, and results are displayed and recorded instantly. Your business can refer to the data log at any time, which may help with contact tracing efforts in case a guest or employee is later found out to have COVID-19 or another infectious illness.
Temperature screening allows you to safeguard the health of your employees and guests. Our efficient kiosk makes the screening process fast, safe, and easy. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our verification kiosks.