Post-pandemic Screening: Temperature Screening kiosk & Facial Recognition

by | May 10, 2020

As businesses move past the initial lockdown phase and look to a post-COVID-19 future, a temperature screening kiosk for your visitor management can be the key to protecting your employees and visitors. Upgrade your workplace safety as well as a visitor experience in the post-pandemic world with thermal imaging and facial recognition technology. In today’s blog, we will cover the following topics:

  • Facial recognition for touchless check in
  • What is Temperature Screening?
  • Vgreet body temperature check in kiosk
  • Why use core temperature scanning instead of thermal camera for temperature check?
  • Summary

Facial recognition for touchless check in

For safety reasons, identifying visitors through face recognition is faster and more accurate. Many organisations have improved their building’s security via facial recognition technology.

Visitor management systems with facial recognition use the visitors’ pre-uploaded photos in the pre-registration process. For unscheduled visitors, the facial recognition technology (FRT) ‘s photo capture function enables a simpler sign-in process. For returning visitors or staff, visitor management facial recognition technology automatically identifies them from other locations.

A visitor management system with facial recognition technology and access control is beneficial for building safety. It controls visitors’ access when the system recognises unwanted visitors or any failed visitor check.

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What is Temperature Screening?

Previously only seen at some airports, temperature screening is going to become a far more familiar facet of everyday life. Vgreet’s contactless visitor management kiosk with a thermal imaging camera provides a fast, discreet and hands-free method of visitor checking for a raised temperature. The Vgreet’s stand-alone kiosk unit allows hands-free monitoring, accurately screening visitors for an increased temperature and maintaining the correct social distance.

 

 

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FLIR’s system shows how it uses tear duct sensing to accurately measure the body’s core temperature, rather than just reflect an ambient skin temperature reading.

As businesses move past the initial lockdown phase and look to a post-COVID-19 future, how to properly screen arrivals at business locations, from offices to retail outlets, will be the foundation of all successful visitor management strategies.

Vgreet temperature screening kiosk

Vpod uses industry-leading thermal imaging camera specialist FLIR, to ensure its Vgreet kiosk can be a truly effective first line of defence for reception teams, staff and premises.

“Vpod did extensive research on the efficacy of thermal imaging camera systems and body temperature screening technology long before the coronavirus became a pandemic. What was very apparent was the standard camera/tripod-based skin sensor systems could only give an indication of a person’s body temperature and can be heavily influenced by factors such as ambient temperatures.

The difference between skin sensor and core temperature screening

For instance, a perfectly healthy motorbike courier who’d just taken off their helmet could show a reading off the charts, whereas someone with a high-fever who had just come in from a very cold outdoors wouldn’t register at all.

To make the check-in journey effective for reception teams, without making it a frustrating one for visitors, we knew we needed a system that can accurately check an arrival’s core temperature and the FLIR system allows us to provide that.

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Regular thermal camera systems are much less indicative of true body temperature and need additional equipment, like the black-body emitter shown top left, to function.

Why core body temperature scan is key to your visitor experience

  • An important tool in screening visitors as businesses return to work
  • Measuring core temperature is more indicative of a person’s health status
  • Increased check-in measures needn’t mean increased waiting times
  • Automatically detect warning signs so you can act accordingly

Core body temperature Screening in action

A simple scanning of skin temperature does not accurately reflect the actual core body temperature. The most reliable indicator of a potential febrile condition (for instance a cycle courier who has just removed their helmet will register much hotter than they actually are).

FLIR temperature screening examines the temperature shown at the body’s tear duct, which is directly linked to the body’s internal temperature as it is linked to the internal carotid artery.

8 Reasons Why We Choose FLIR System For Temperature Screening

  1. Fully FDA approved
  2. Meets the industry standard IEC 80601-2-59 standard
  3. Forms part of a total non-contact solution
  4. High accuracy and repeatability
  5. No blackbody reference emitter needed
  6. Images and results can be saved and exported
  7. The tear duct system is accepted as the most effective measurement of core temperature
  8. A reference system reduces the likelihood of unnecessary alerts

FLIR cameras temperature check shown at the body’s tear duct, which is directly linked to the body’s internal temperature as it is linked to the internal carotid artery.

Summary

Vgreet touchless visitor management kiosk offers body temperature screening, motion sensors, and voice activation technology with many other contactless features that are excelling at upgrading your workplace safety. However, we are ambitious to bring the visitor experience to the next level.

At Vpod, we believe the combination of technology and people is the key to an intuitive workplace. For us, a temperature screening solution is not just to increase workplace safety but we see the “WHY” behind revolutionising Front of House.

We upgrade your front desk service and remove manual processes, ensuring your workplace safety while saving costs.

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Vgreet temperature screening kiosk comes fully integrated with market-leading partners to deliver an end-to-end customer journey, including:

  • Host meeting booking
  • Branded meeting invite
  • Pre-registration
  • Security access integration
  • Host notifications
  • Meeting room wayfinding
  • Customisable workflow
  • Contactless check-in
  • Digital receptionist for visitor support

 

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