Johnson Controls launches skin temperature scanning solution

1Security equipment company Johnson Controls has launched its smart elevated skin temperature scanning solution, the Tyco Illustra Pro Thermal EST

At the heart of the Johnson Controls Smart Elevated Skin Temperature Scanning Solution is the Tyco Illustra Pro Thermal EST camera, which provides rapid scanning at accuracy levels that exceed standards set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), as tested and confirmed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Skin temperature scanning is done while people continue to walk. Embedded, advanced facial detection technology and rapid scanning times quickly alert operators to an elevated skin temperature reading. People don’t need to stop or be approached by operators.

This helps to reduce crowding and contributes visitors and employees at businesses, schools, sports and transportation venues and other buildings to a contactless building entry experience.

“How we interact with our environments, buildings and shared spaces has become top-of-mind as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a 135-year history of creating smarter, safer, more sustainable buildings, Johnson Controls has unmatched expertise, technology and the solutions to rethink our physical spaces at this critical time,” said Mike Ellis, executive vice-president, chief customer and digital officer, Johnson Controls.

The solution is equipped with the technical features for accuracy and rapid response:

-Five-megapixel colour/thermal camera with built-in, AI-enabled face detection technology that isolates the forehead and performs a multi-point temperature measurement, accurate to within ±0.2ºC/0.4ºF, when deployed in compliance with proper installation and condition requirements

-Blackbody temperature calibration device, with a 24-month calibration certificate, for sustained accuracy

-Customisable, real-time alerts for local or remote monitoring via a browser or through compatible video management systems

-Integration with other security systems, such as an access control solution that can automatically prevent the person from further access

-Elevated skin temperatures identified by the solution should be confirmed with secondary evaluation methods, such as clinical thermometers. Temperature measurements should not be solely or primarily relied upon to diagnose or exclude a diagnosis of COVID-19, or any other disease. Pro Thermal EST should be used to measure only one individual’s temperature at a time, in accordance with FDA guidelines.

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