Security and access control management company ZKTeco has announced that some of its access control readers, IP surveillance cameras and walk-through metal detectors now have body temperature screening and mask detection capabilities.
The SpeedFace SF1005-V+ and SF1008+ access control readers now have integrated thermal sensors — in addition to their touchless palm and facial recognition sensors — capable of detecting a person’s body temperature within 0.6 degrees Fahrenheit from 18 inches away, allowing them to be used for entry and exit screening in public venues where an abnormal body temperature could be an indicator of COVID-19 and therefore warrant restricting access to an individual who may be showing symptoms.
“Our newly released security solutions with body temperature detection have become a real ‘need to have’ especially in recent times,” said ZKTeco CEO Larry Reed. “They help alert and restrict people having elevated body temperatures from entering large highly dense public places including schools, hospitals, as well as commercial & residential properties,” he added.
The access control readers’ facial recognition capabilities are also able to identify individuals wearing protective masks — for example, healthcare workers — allowing them to safely keep the masks on during the biometric verification process.
ZKTeco’s ZN-T1 IP surveillance camera, which has both thermal and visible light capabilities, when paired with the ZN-TH01 — which uses black body radiation technology — can read the body temperature of a group of up to 16 people from up to 10 feet away, with an accuracy within 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rounding out ZKTeco’s solutions that have temperature sensors is the WMD318+ walk-through metal detector, which scans people for both metal objects and a body temperature that falls within a specified ‘safe’ range. Audio and visual alarms sound to indicate when an individual with a body temperature that falls outside of the accepted parameters walks through the device.
April 14, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis