The video recording specialist Digital Ally has received an order for 42 ThermoVu temperature screening devices from the municipality of Linn County, KS. The contactless devices will be deployed at various public venues, including schools, parks, county offices, and the local courthouse, where they will be used to monitor the health of those entering the facilities.
The ThermoVu takes someone’s temperature at the wrist, and comes with facial recognition capabilities that support access control applications. The devices can be configured to bar entry to those whose faces are not registered with the system, or to block those with an elevated temperature. In the latter instance, the device is intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.
“We provide municipalities and the citizens they serve with the necessary tools needed to fight COVID-19,” said Digital Ally CEO Stan Ross. “The ThermoVu unit is a highly versatile device that can be used in many situations. We are proud to partner with Linn County in taking the steps to provide a safe working and living environment for its citizens.”
The news comes shortly after Digital Ally provided ThermoVu units for the Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City, which installed the units at its Children’s Mercy Park stadium for a match on August 25. Linn County is the first municipality to implement ThermoVu on a community-wide scale. Digital Ally is also based in the state of Kansas.
September 22, 2020 – by Eric Weiss