Siemens new body temperature solution helps reduce COVID-19 infection risk in buildings
- Published: Monday, 18 May 2020 09:09
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has announced the launch of Siveillance Thermal Shield, a solution package that quickly measures the body temperature of a person seeking to access a building and enables the results to be integrated into the video and access systems of organizations. Thermal imaging cameras are used to measure, in a contactless way, the body temperature at a distance of up to two meters, 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 seamlessly integrated into the workflow of the corporate security solutions. Using Siveillance Thermal Shield at the entrance to a factory building, for example, offers a quick and easy way to screen employees as part of routine access control procedures. This is particularly useful in the food industry where the Covid-19 pandemic has made production more challenging. Other possible use cases include hospitals and border crossings.
“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.