“The system will sound an alarm and send a notification to security personnel whenever it spots someone with a temperature outside the expected range.”
Hytera has released a new biometric access control solution that combines facial recognition with temperature detection. Dubbed SmartGuard, the new platform is intended primarily for small and medium-sized organizations, including schools and medical facilities.
According to Hytera, SmartGuard is able to take someone’s temperature at a distance of 12 to 20 inches, and is accurate to within 0.54 degrees Fahrenheit. The system will sound an alarm and send a notification to security personnel whenever it spots someone with a temperature outside the expected range.
Meanwhile, the facial recognition component is able to identify people who are wearing masks. It also offers basic mask detection, and can remind employees to put on a mask if they are not wearing one when they arrive at a point of entry.
“Hytera SmartGuard provides non-contact fever detection to create a safer work environment as people return to work and assemble indoors,” said Hytera America Sales VP Tom Wineland.
SmartGuard is a hardware and software solution, providing customers with the scanner and the management software needed to integrate it into an existing security setup. The platform supports the Wiegand Interface, while the automated SmartGuard device can be paired with a timer and a magnetic door lock to facilitate contactless access control.
The device has an RJ-45 port and Wi-Fi capabilities to enable both wired and wireless network connections. It will generate an auditable record of interactions, which can be accessed on a Hytera handheld or a standard Android phone through the SmartGuard app. Security notifications will similarly be sent to those devices.
Depending on how it is deployed, SmartGuard can be used only for identity verification, or only for temperature screening to monitor crowds at an event or a public facility. Hytera was one of the first companies to start pushing temperature detection in response to COVID-19, and has already released a standalone thermal and facial screening solution.
August 12, 2020 – by Eric Weiss