Thermal imaging cameras have been around for a long time and have been used across the globe successfully for many years, most recently they have proved invaluable as a tool in the early detection of elevated temperatures in people which could indicate a fever; a known symptom of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). They have been deployed by governments across the globe to high traffic pedestrian areas such as train stations to screen people trying to use public transport, stopping them if they display signs of a fever.
Thermal imaging can detect an elevated body temperature with an accuracy up to +0.5⁰c, our technology uses an AI algorithm that’s built into the system to screen multiple people at once using real time imaging and live temperature readings. The cameras can provide live colour images and temperature scales for each person which takes less than a second for the evaluation to take place, a key feature is the high temperature alarm that can be customised so that it sounds should the device detect a subject with a temperature which falls outside of the set temperature limit.
WMS UTi165K Thermal Imager.
This portable handheld thermal imaging camera offers the most versatile solution in terms of screening multiple parties quickly and efficiently, anywhere you might need. This can be held in the hand and pointed to measure any person as required, or it can be mounted on a tripod or bracket using the built in universal ¼” mounting hole.
The device has a optimal measuring distance of 1m with a field of view of 56⁰(H) x 42⁰(V), using a uncooled focal plane array the imager can produce accurate temperature readings up to +0.5⁰c (at 25⁰c ambient temp) in real time which is viewable on the built in 2.8” TFT LCD screen or via a USB cable to a computer to mirror the real time transmission.
With a high temperature alarm a customised high temperature limit can be set, for anything above the chosen temperature an indicator light with illuminate, the screen will indicate a high temperature and the alarm will audibly sound which the operator can instantly use to decide whether a person should be sent for further medical assessment. The process takes less than a second and can be used in large crowds to screen multiple subjects in high pedestrian traffic streams, most importantly the entire process is done without the need for any contact with the subjects which makes it ideal for safeguarding against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
WMS Face Linux-8 Pedestrian Entrance Control solution
This facial recognition system is a more permanent solution to security and access control however you decide to deploy it, it not only acts as a standard access control system but can be utilised to successfully scan and identify anybody with an elevated temperature.
The system is designed to scan a person individually and uses facial recognition software to identify and grant or deny access to any specific person based on any number of preselected criteria, using the built in 8” IPS HD display the IP34 rated dust and water resistant unit uses a 1/2.7” CMOS image sensor and binocular camera to scan a person’s face in only 500ms. With a 1.2m - 2.2m adjustable angle the system uses 3D noise reduction, light suppression, electronic image stabilisation and multiple white balance modes making it suitable for multiple applications.
See the WMS Face Linux-8 here in action
The system can be integrated into existing Paxon access control systems and can be used in one of the following modes:
Facial Recognition and Temperature Detection
Once a person has been identified the system can grant access to that individual based on their facial data, it can also be used to scan the person and look for any signs of fever or high temperature. If the system detects an elevated temperature it will not grant access to that individual and can be set to lock that person out of the system for any specified length of time (7-14 days for example).