Advanced Overwatch are deploying Thermal Fever Screening Solutions which have been developed to contain and prevent further spread of the COVID-19 disease epidemic globally.
Businesses of all sizes benefit from Thermal Solutions to detect COVID-19
2020 will be remembered as an unusual year, with the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) globally. The highly contagious disease has taken away many lives (and counting), especially in China, South Korea, Japan, and some countries in Europe and Middle East. Advanced Overwatch have launched thermal imaging service to help businesses protect against the spread of COVID-19.
The solutions are designed to support both businesses on the front-line of the corona virus pandemic such as hospitals, and those preparing to return to business post lockdown, such as retailers, venues and buildings with a significant number of employees.
COVID-19 Thermal Solutions for businesses
By utilising globally renowned video-centric smart IoT solutions, Advanced Overwatch has been an early participant in the deployment of epidemic prevention and control systems, joining the global efforts in combating the virus to minimise the impact on businesses. We are helping businesses mitigate against the spread of Coronavirus with the launch of a new suite of fever-screening solutions. The solutions, which have been developed by adapting existing thermal imaging technology, quickly and easily identify individuals with a fever that may be symptomatic of COVID-19. This fever-screening technology is able to detect human temperatures to within an accuracy of 0.3ºC, raising the alarm to monitoring teams should it identify an individual with a fever.
These solutions have been designed to support the wide range of industries on the frontline of the nation’s fight against coronavirus, as well as those looking to prepare for when current restrictions are eased. Applications for the technology include:
- Healthcare: Identifying potential COVID-19 sufferers as they enter hospital which will allow healthcare professionals to take precautions, such as limiting contact with other patients and ensuring all staff they encounter are wearing appropriate PPE.
- Public spaces: Scanning people’s body temperature on entry to public spaces, such as railway stations, airports and large venues. This will allow individuals potentially suffering from COVID-19 to be isolated and reduce the further spread of the virus in crowded places.
- Retail: Thermal imaging technology will support the safety of staff and customers in supermarkets or other shops in identifying individuals with fevers and potentially diverting them away from the stores.
- Business Headquarters: For businesses preparing for the return of large number of employees to their Head Offices. These fever-screening solutions will detect any employees or visitors who are potentially infected with COVID-19, preventing it from spreading further within the office.
Dahua and UNV Thermal Solutions
Since sending its first batch of thermal cameras to the hardest-hit area Wuhan on January 24th, 2020 Dahua Thermal Solution has been deployed in thousands of sites in China, including transportation hubs, commercial complexes, banks, and other places, and some are on the way to multiple countries in Asia.
Hong Kong, a financial capital in Asia, also suffers from the COVID-19 epidemic situation. Dahua Thermal Solution has been applied in some local business complexes, banks, company parks, and other places. To enable safe and smooth work resumption recently, quite a few major corporations have been using Dahua Thermal Solution in their headquarters and subsidiaries to improve their workplace safety. Dahua Thermal Solution measures the body temperature of their employees, handling thousands of staff flow every day.
UNV Thermal Systems
Uniview Heat-Tracker and Body Temperature Series provide thermal solutions for next-generation security. Versatile solutions provide extra protection for establishments to minimize the spread of viruses, with fever screening. With most viruses, the human body has a fever to help fight off infection. This elevated body temperature is an early sign that the person is unwell. By monitoring each person that enters a premises, can help to detect and avoid the spread of viruses among colleagues and customers.
Business benefits from implementing Advanced Overwatch Thermal Solutions
To enable use in different situations, the technology has been developed in several formats from hand-held units to mounted cameras. For example, locating the thermal cameras at site entrances allows a larger number of people to be checked at one time, such as in public areas or when a large number of employees are entering a building at the same time, for instance, during shift changes at manufacturing site, or employees arriving for work at a large office block. The portable hand-held solution meanwhile can be used to check individuals, enabling the detection of anyone showing an elevated body temperature.
Advanced Overwatch specialist Fire and Security Systems’ Team has also developed a process guide to be used alongside the fever-screening solutions, including best practice guidelines and procedures to manage individuals with a high body temperature, depending on the scenario.
For instance, potential COVID-19 sufferers could be diverted to a safe area for further checks to be performed by an employee wearing appropriate PPE, before determining if access to the site will be granted or denied. The fever-screening solutions, alongside these guidelines, will allow businesses to protect their employees and customers, by minimising the risk of spreading COVID-19 infections.
In addition, with internal experts in Data Protection we ensure that the correct solution is recommended for forward facing customer senarios or employee environments which comply with GDPR and the Data Protection Act.
Our customer base who have adopted our solutions include retail, public sector, charity and manufacturing organisations such as DuPont, Cancer Fund For Children and others.
Daryl Archer, Sales Director, Advanced Overwatch, said:
“Ensuring the safety of our clients’ employees and customers is our priority, even more importantly than ever during the current Coronavirus pandemic. As many businesses are planning a return to work, we must ensure that we all play our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible.
“As Northern Ireland’s leading technology-led security provider, we are evolving to meet this new threat. By harnessing thermal technology we can support businesses in keeping people safe – be that those at the coal face of the pandemic or others looking to find safe ways to return to daily life as and when restrictions begin to ease.”
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