CompuLynx has become the latest technology provider to release a temperature detection system to help monitor the spread of COVID-19. The company’s new e-Face solution blends facial recognition with a thermal scanner that is accurate to within 0.3 degrees Celsius.
Like other temperature detection systems, e-Face will sound an alarm whenever it spots someone with an elevated temperature. The system will also capture a photograph and create an auditable record of the event.
e-Face is designed to support contactless access control at high-traffic venues like workplaces and commercial establishments. The solution can be paired with an existing entry mechanism to prevent a door from opening to anyone running a fever.
Meanwhile, the device’s facial recognition software can identify people wearing masks, and can store as many as 100,000 individual faces. CompuLynx is based in Kenya, and will primarily be targeting the East African market with its latest product.
“With the ease on lock-downs to start economic activities, hygiene concerns for shared surfaces at both public places and workplaces continue to be stronger,” said CompuLynx Founder and CEO Sailesh Savani. “Many businesses are now looking at contact-less approaches wherever they can be leveraged, especially in vetting visitors/employees accessing their premises.”
Of course, CompuLynx is not the first company to blend facial recognition with temperature screening. Many systems are now moving toward commercial deployments to support the safe reopening of the economy. For example, VPR Brands has partnered with Katom Restaurant Supply to make its VPR Verified solution more readily available to dining establishments, while NEC will be providing temperature screening services for Hawaii’s airports.
July 27, 2020 – by Eric Weiss