Fever detection and facial recognition systems launched to help prevent virus spread
From surveillance to access control to restaurant payments, companies continue to develop biometric and temperature-detection technologies to assist global disease-containment efforts.
A new line of fever-detection cameras has been developed by Silent Sentinel, and is recommended for integration with facial biometrics when deployed as part of a standalone system or part of a network feeding back to centralized command and control.
The Fixed Modum consists of a thermal camera accurate to within 0.3 degrees Celsius and an HD visible-spectrum camera for fast identification and recording of a subject with a fever detected, according to the announcement. SDK support, a high-resolution 640×512 imager, and IP65 durability.
The company’s Business Development Director James Longcroft says the hardware will be assembled in its UK and UAE facilities to provide fast delivery to customers.
Polysense Technologies has launched a smart pad scanner for temperature-based access control with optional facial recognition.
The WxS x810-IRTM features a healthcare grade infrared sensor for accuracy within 0.3 degrees Celsius, support for OSD real-time display and configurable temperature thresholds for alarms. The optional biometric features include offline facial recognition and infrared liveness detection, with recognition within 150 milliseconds. The device also offers storage of up to 65,000 facial images, 2D and 3D digital noise reduction, low power consumption of 5 watts. It supports the Wiegand protocol for direct access control of various gates and doors.
The scanner is suggested for access control at facilities such as office buildings, schools, hospitals, factories, public transport or taxis.
Cali Group meanwhile has shut down cash and credit card payments at CaliBurger restaurants and completely replaced them with facial biometric payment service PopPay, among its efforts to continue service in a safe environment during the pandemic outbreak.
Customers can register at popid.com and then order and pay through new POS terminals being installed at restaurant locations, or through CaliBurger’s website. The new payment system, along with a fever detection system for store entry, facial recognition access control for employees and AI-powered Miso Robotics robot cooks will be implemented at a Pasadena, CA store in the coming weeks.
Eventually, the technologies will be extended to all CaliBurger locations.