Siemens has launched a thermal shield solution that can help with tracking infections from COVID-19 that can be integrated into the video and access systems of businesses.
Siveillance Thermal Shield quickly measures the body temperature of a person seeking to access a building.
Thermal imaging cameras are used to measure, in a contactless way, the body temperature at a distance of up to two metres, ensuring the safety of monitoring staff.
If the camera screening indicates an elevated body temperature, a second reading must be taken using a medical thermometer to confirm the finding.
This solution package integrates the third-party screening camera with the Siveillance Video security platform and other security systems from Siemens. This allows the measurements to be integrated into the workflow of the corporate security solutions.
“Siveillance Thermal Shield improves the safety of all occupants in buildings or facilities”, said Joachim Langenscheid, Solution and Service Portfolio head Europe at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “We also advise companies on how they can use Thermal Shield for their industry-specific applications to optimise their security systems and procedures, and we support them in the technical implementation.”
To ensure the highest level of accuracy, the cameras measure the body temperature near the eyes. A positive result triggers acoustic and visual alarms. The temperature is measured for each person individually to ensure accurate and reliable results. If a person shows an elevated body temperature and this finding is confirmed by a second reading obtained with a medical thermometer, the follow-up steps defined in the workflows are initiated automatically.