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Temperature Screening

Elevated body temperature
screening solutions

Screening skin temperature accurately and quickly is highly important for public health and safety, especially during times of crisis or pandemic like COVID-19. Infrared technology is critical here, as it allows non-contact, quick, and efficient temperature screens. Infrared temperature scanners and other thermal imaging systems are critical to maintain safe work environments and public spaces by identifying individuals with elevated skin temperatures.

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How do infrared temperature screeners work in detecting temperature?

Infrared temperature screening systems use thermal imaging cameras and software to read skin surface temperature and calculate an estimated core body temperature. If that temperature is above a preset range, an alarm will sound to alert the elevated temperature.

What if someone has an elevated skin temperature?

If the thermal imaging system detects an individual has a high temperature, that person should be pulled aside for a secondary screening with a clinical thermometer.


Where can you utilize temperature screening?

Screen employees’ temperatures as they clock in for their work shifts. Keep your teams safe and productivity high.

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Stadiums and Arenas

And many more:




Movie Theaters


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Temperature screening can make the difference.

Implement infrared screening for the reasons that matter.


Your employees matter.

Reopen and get your team back to work with temperature screening.


Your employees matter.

Reopen and get your team back to work with temperature screening.


Your employees matter.

Reopen and get your team back to work with temperature screening.


High accuracy thermal cameras


Rapid screening


Reliable training & support


Industry leader  since 1995

Not all infrared camera systems are created equally.

When human health and safety are on the line, don’t settle for anything less than the best. Ensure your temperature screening system has everything you need to succeed.

With three key components, our solution is as easy as 1-2-3.

All leading thermal camera solutions have these three essential elements.
Accept no substitutes.


Features easily integrate into your existing workflows.

Centralized Monitoring

Control all of your company’s cameras from one centralized location.

Access Control Card

Restrict access to certain doors, rooms, and buildings with badging.

Printed Badge

Receive printed badges with a photo and the results of the temperature screen.

Inclusion of Declaration

Add customized forms to your kiosk station to collect critical information.

Dual Vision Camera

Display side-by-side views of both thermal and traditional images.

Touchless Screen Options

Enable touch-free functionality if desired.

Red Light / Green Light

Easily identify body temperatures with a red light/green light signal system.

Audible Alert

Hear an alarm when an individual fails the temperature screening test.

Email/Text Notifications

Internal email and text notifications of negative tests.

Facial Detection

Detect an individual’s face faster for less time waiting in line for customers.

Facial Recognition

Track individuals’ identity within your organization to increase safety and security.

Find the temperature screening
solution that’s right for you.

We’ve got you covered.

For any location, we have a thermal temperature monitoring solution perfectly suited to your needs.

Attended Solutions

Appoint an operator to man the equipment. Ideal for organizations with moderate to high levels of foot traffic. Perfect for hospitals, schools, theaters, arenas, and more.

Self-Service Solutions

Let the technology work by itself. Ideal for organizations with moderate to low levels of foot traffic. Perfect for office buildings, factories, warehouses, and more.

How to Measure Body Temperature using a Thermal Camera

At ICI, we follow ISO/TR 13154 and urge our customers to as well. It’s the standard for using infrared temperature
scanners. This standard covers the deployment, implementation, and operational guidelines for identifying febrile humans using a screening thermograph.

  • Set up a screening site that’s indoors, away from A/C ducts and windows, and free from strong lighting or sunlight.
  • Make sure your temperature reference source is included in the camera’s field of view.
  • Screen individuals one at a time in a single file line.
  • Measure each person’s temperature from the inner canthus of the eye.
  • Watch the screen and listen for an alarm to sound if the system identifies an elevated skin temperature.

Screening is fast and easy, and our team will walk you through the proper setup.





Thermal Cameras vs. Infrared Thermometers

 Thermal vs. Infrared? Infrared thermometers are a good first step for temperature screening, but thermal cameras are the best choice for a long-term and safe solution. Thermal cameras are significantly more accurate, allow safe social distancing, and enable you to screen more people faster.

Thermal Cameras

Infrared Temperature Guns

  • Highly accurate – some ICI devices have a margin of error as low as ±.1 °C
  • More budget friendly
  • Options for attended and self-service screening
  • Operator required
  • Produce images and videos with temperature displayed on a monitor
  • Produce temperature readings on an LCD screen
  • Measure temperature of every pixel in an image, capturing the individual's entire face
  • Measure temperature of a single spot
  • Scan temperatures from 3-10 meters away
  • Scan temperatures from 5-15 cm away
  • Include software with facial detection, pass/fail alerts, centralized monitoring, and much more

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Common questions from other customers.

Below are some commonly asked questions regarding infrared thermometers vs thermal cameras.

Can you take body temperature with an infrared thermometer or infrared camera?

Infrared thermometers can be used to measure body temperatures from up to 15 centimeters away from the target zone and provide results in less than half a second.

What temperatures do infrared cameras measure? Infrared cameras measure the temperature of every pixel of the thermal image. They can do this from more than 3 meters away, making screens safe and sanitary.

Are infrared thermometers accurate?

ICI’s non-contact thermometers have a margin of error of ±.3 °C on skin surface temperature screenings. Infrared thermometers read the surface temperature of a target — not the internal temperature. This means that for skin temperature detection, an infrared thermometer can catch if someone has an elevated skin temperature, though this doesn’t necessarily indicate a fever.

How do I use a non-contact infrared thermometer?

To properly use a non-contact infrared thermometer to scan body temperature, stand 5 – 15 centimeters away from your target. Power on the device and point it at the inside corner of the patient’s eye, holding still. The temperature reading will display within 1 second. Many devices, such as ICI’s HotSpot IR, are battery-powered. You can set an alarm to sound when a temperature reading is abnormally high. ICI’s infrared thermometer powers off automatically and lets you choose between Celsius and Fahrenheit for readings.

Where do you take temperature with an infrared thermometer or thermal camera?

The best place to measure temperature from is the inner canthus of the eye — right in the inner corner. This is the hottest part of the human face.

Should I choose a thermal camera or a non-contact thermometer?

We recommend a thermal camera for temperature screening. Imagine having the power to see the temperature of thousands of spots (or pixels) rather than just a single spot. This is the difference between a thermal imager vs. an infrared thermometer.

For elevated temperature screening, access to this information is critical. If an operator misuses an infrared thermometer and points the device at a person’s forehead instead of the inside corner of the eye, the result will be a lower temperature. This could create a false negative if someone actually does have an elevated temperature. With a thermal imager, you see the whole picture and the temperature of every single part of a person’s face. Additionally, a red light/green light signaling system makes it incredibly easy to tell if someone has an elevated temperature.

Have more questions?

Browse our products and data sheets and request a quote on the products you’re interested in. We’re happy
to help you find the right camera for your needs, or work with you to develop a custom solution.

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Demand for infrared temperature screening systems is up drastically due to coronavirus infections. ICI is doing all that it can to fulfill all orders and play a major role in stopping COVID-19. Fill out the form below to request a quote on our thermal imaging devices.