“The Sentry Live HT also supports facial recognition for access control and additional security.”
The Texas-based Sentry Security Solutions has become the latest security specialist to offer temperature screening capabilities. The Sentry Live HT Human Temperature Scanner is intended for schools, grocery stores, hospitals, transit stations, and other public-facing venues with a high volume of foot traffic.
Like other thermal imaging solutions, the Sentry Live HT was introduced in response to COVID-19. The contactless device is accurate to within 1 degree Fahrenheit, and will notify the relevant authorities if it identifies someone with a fever. That, in turn, will allow venue staff to take the appropriate response to help slow the spread of the disease.
Sentry indicated that the Live HT device is able to take people’s temperatures at a long range and cover a wide distance, although it did not specify what those ranges are. The device creates an auditable record of events, so venues that choose to deploy it will be able to look at old data and analyze their results.
The Sentry Live HT also supports facial recognition for access control and additional security.
“We are seeing a growing number of school districts and businesses who are looking for an easy-to-implement and effective technology to help them with the challenges of COVID-19,” said Sentry CEO Nick McAmis. “Our technology is helping enhance workforce and campus safety while supporting physical distancing policies.”
Of course, Sentry is far from the first company to introduce a temperature screening solution in the past few months, with organizations of all shapes and sizes pushing technology to support the reopening of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. UNIONCOMMUNITY is already testing its UBio-X Pro2 scanner at South Korea’s Chung-Ang University, while NEC is providing thermal screening for Hawaii’s airports and VPR has partnered with Katom Restaurant Supply to make its technology more readily available to dining establishments.
August 13, 2020 – by Eric Weiss