Infrared Cameras and the Spread of the CoronavirusSince a coronavirus vaccine is still months away from creation and mass distribution, the only way to slow down this virus is by limiting its exposure. Implementing coronavirus temperature screenings in airports, transportation hubs and ports, hospitals, and other locales helps reduce the pace of spread. When combined with other clinical diagnostic procedures, infrared cameras are highly efficient and effective tools to use in temperature screenings. Infrared cameras detect elevated skin temperatures. Thanks to the latest infrared technology, there are devices that, when used adjunctively with other methods of detection, can help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Benefits of Infrared Screening Systems
- Non-contact: Subjects do not need to be touched by screeners to perform scans.
- Immediate results: Temperature screenings take place in real-time as subjects pass in front of the camera. The system flashes an alert when a high body temperature is detected.
- High accuracy: Infrared cameras can deliver skin temperature readings with very tight margins of error.
- Portable: Infrared screening systems can be easily set up in most public spaces.