- Thermal system accurately measures subject’s temperature
- Helps protect staff/contractors/customers at site premises
- Alarms raised can lock entry points to prevent incoming infection
- Temperature profiling allows preventative action to help save lives
- ± 0.3 deg C accuracy ensures no ‘false positive’ alerts are triggered
- Distance operation safeguards on-site guarding/reception staff
- Works standalone or in conjunction with facial recognition
Vital health and safety personal protection for a wide range of staff, key workers and other employees manning commercial, industrial and public sector facilities has been developed by Metro Security (GB) PLC.
Metro has reacted to the global pandemic by developing an innovative new module for its 2019 Queen’s Award-winning M.A.R.S analytics solution. This new temperature monitoring system provides rapidly deployable, easy-to-install/relocate, effective detection of arriving employees, contractors and visitors at the entrance point to any facility.
On-site staff can monitor anyone arriving with a temperature higher than normal, using either a local display screen and/or a mobile app for their smartphone, tablet or laptop. Up to 20 incoming people can be distance-screened simultaneously – there’s no need for close contact, hand-held thermometer use.
Unique system options
In addition to Metro’s existing facial recognition techniques, the new M.A.R.S temperature monitoring system can check each arriving person using face detection thermal software linked to skin temperature. This innovative and configurable technology can then raise an alarm if their temperature meets a pre-assigned, abnormal level – a key symptom indicator that the individual may be unwell.
These two facial recognition and thermal temperature systems can be deployed either standalone, or in conjunction. For instance, health facilities, public buildings and commercial establishments may only wish to monitor the temperature of those arriving infrequently at their sites and set the temperature alarm threshold at a nominal point. The triggering of an alarm above this temperature level then provides them with the option to take preventive action, as required, before the person moves past this important entry point.
Facilities such as offices, warehouses and distribution operations, where staff regularly come and go, can combine the two technologies to both identify each person individually (using facial recognition) and measure/match their daily temperature against previously taken readings. This could warn of an elevated facial temperature compared with previous days which, even though it’s still within a safe range, may indicate a developing condition. This offers the potential to determine whether an individual has an abnormal body temperature – a key symptom indicator for Covid-19 coronavirus and ’flu (influenza).
“Installing our innovative M.A.R.S thermal screening system will allow temperature checks on up to 20 people at one time, with an accuracy of ± 0.3 degrees Centigrade – equivalent to a medical thermometer,” explains Metro Security’s MD, Trevor Wallace.
“In the longer term, as businesses resume operations our cost-effective and re-deployable system will have continued valuable use, as it can carry on detecting and warning of those potentially affected by not only coronavirus but other important health conditions such as ’flu.”