Using a CCTV camera with “Infrared Temperature Detection” it is possible to detect an elevated body temperatures in a person which gives a possible early warning someone has a fever and may have Covid-19.
Rapid identification of a fever is a great help to screening and protecting staff & visitors of any business, it’s contactless, easy and fast.
CCTV Cameras equipped with “Infrared Temperature Detection” are actually a “2 in 1” device, they have a standard IP CCTV camera and an additional infrared detection module that can read the thermal temperature of a human by the Infrared it gives off.
Infra Temperature detection cameras that help with the detection of a high temperature (an early known indicator of Covid-19) are known as “ITDCs” and can be roughly split into two options for the user.
The HotHEAD™ "Crowd" can read temperatures of people over a metre away and is therefore classed as a long range thermal camera.
These cameras can simultaneously read multiple people at a distance and therefore the subject's temperature can be read without any participation in the process. Great for capturing people in a busy environment where you can position cameras to capture people's temperature by strategic placing of the camera(s).
This means it's a superb tool for early detection of Covid19.
Whilst not foolproof, the early detection of people with a high temperature is one of the best tools in helping to identify and limit the spread of Covid19.
In the HotHEAD™ "Crowd" software you can set your own thresholds for what will be classed as a "high temperature" so you can be as cautious or strict as your own internal policies dictate.
Long range temperature readers are a good choice for busy shops and buildings where people are coming and going without any appointments or other visitor control. These cameras can be made to inform the visitor or staff of high temperature via audible warnings or software supplied with the cameras. The long distance temperature reading of these cameras makes them more expensive to buy than the short range readers.
Within the camera you can set it also to alert if someone is not wearing a mask. This is especially useful for retailers or on public transport or if you have a general policy that masks should be warn at all times.
... it has detected a High Temperature or someone not wearing a mask ...
1) By instant notifications triggering software on a networked computer & keeping historical & searchable records if required.
A Windows notification instantly pops up on all PCs running the HotHEAD™M software warning of the high temperature or someone not wearing a mask. The software logs the time, date and temperature
2) Plays a warning message directly from the camera
A raised temperature or not wearing a mask (if enabled) can trigger a customisable warning message stored in the camera's memory and played through the camera's built-in speaker.
3) Emails a snapshot of the person
Automatically sends colour and thermal images of the person detected with temperature overlays as attachments on an email. The email also includes detailed information on when, where and why the alert was triggered.
4) Triggers devices by closing a relay contact on the camera for example switching on a discreet light in the shop
A clever but simple way of alerting staff members to a high temperature reading without creating panic among staff or customers in a shop.
5) FTPs a snapshot of the person
By automatically uploading (FTP) a snapshot of the person detected with a high temperature. Each snapshot includes a temperature as an overlay.
... to detect whether customers are wearing a face mask and to monitor for elevated temperatures.
... to Closely Monitor the Health of Patients
... to Protect Staff & Customers in their Branches
... for Monitoring Visitor Access
... for Keeping an Eye on Pupils
... For Monitoring Crowded "Hotspots"
... For Monitoring Visitors in Public Spaces
The short range readers often are manufactured with a small attached CCTV monitor so that the subject can stand in front of the camera and see what their own reading is. Is it high or low and do they have a temperature or not? This instant feedback to customers and staff is great for non-confrontational management after detection of a high temperature.
The short range readers tend to be a good choice for businesses that have people book appointments or have low volume “walk in and wait customers”. The customer can be asked to check their temperature by standing in front of the camera. It’s easy, safe and gives fast results.
Within the camera you can set it also to alert if someone is not wearing a mask. This is useful if it is difficult to maintain a safe social distance in your premises or business and you have a policy that masks should be warn at all times.
With the short range option, the cameras get a good full facial shot so some like the HotHEAD Selfie have built in facial recognition. This allows the cameras to be used to perform other functions like open doors. Note* - this is only possible by integration into other systems.
...by allowing visitors to “self check” themselves in front of its camera with built in screen, it can ...
1) Face Mask Detection (On or Off)
Depending on your organisation’s policy or current government legislation you can set the HotHEAD™ Selfie to detect whether a visitor is wearing a mask. A self playing message will alert your visitor if a mask is required but isn’t being worn.
2) Detects Abnormally High Temperatures in Visitors
On presenting themselves in front of the screen, the "Selfie" will measure the human body temperature and alert them if it over the threshold you have set (usually around 38°C).
3) Face Recognition checks your local "face" database
The "Selfie" can store hundreds of faces in its database (these might be staff, customers or both) then compare a visitor against this to allow them access into a building using an industry standard access control signal.
4) Portable & easily moved from branch to branch
Thanks to a tripod mount option, the "Selfie" is easy to move around your premises as the needs of your business change or new regulation dictates.
5) High Temperature or No Mask Alert to Managers
Using the HotHEAD™ software (available in both Basic & Standard Stay Safe kits) a manager or receptionist can be alerted that a visitor with no mask or an abnormally high temperature has been detected.
... such as hair salons monitoring customers as they enter.
... to Closely Monitor the Health of Visitors & Patients
... such as Solicitors, Accountants to Protect Clients and Staff
... such as Gyms where Guest Access can be monitored.
... where general public access is restricted.
... and similar "Walk in & Wait" type locations.