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HotHead Temperature Detection CCTV - will it help protect your Staff & Customers?
Using a CCTV camera with “Infrared Thermal Detection” it is possible to measure the body temperature of a person giving a possible early warning someone has a high temperature and may be a Covid-19 carrier.

Rapid identification of a high temperature is a great help to screening and protecting staff & visitors of any business, it’s contact-less, easy and fast.

CCTV Cameras equipped with “Infrared Thermal 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 Thermal detection cameras that help with the detection of an unusually high temperature are known as “ITDCs” and can be roughly split into two options for the user.

1- Long Range Temperature Cameras (more than 1m)

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 temperatures of people in a busy environment where you can position cameras to capture people’s temperature by strategic placing of the camera(s).

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 useful if you have a policy that masks should be warn at all times.

2- Short range temperature Cameras (less than 1m)

These cameras need the subject to be closer and pretty much standing in front of the camera. Because the infra detection module can’t read at a long distance, these cameras tend to be much lower cost than the long distance readers.

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 you have a policy that masks should be warn at all times.
With the short range the cameras get a good full facial shot so some have built in facial recognition. This allows the cameras to be used to do other functions like open doors. Note* - this is only possible by integration into other systems.

Last Updated 3 years ago

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