Contactless biometrics and temperature screening solutions launched as early deployments announced
A range of new temperature monitoring products with biometrics have been launched to the market as businesses plan and implement their back-to-work strategies. Fidentity, Creative Time Solutions, FeverScanners, Secureye and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have unveiled solutions, while deployment announcements have also started to roll in.
Fidentity has launched a new platform with QR code and facial recognition for touchless employee attendance and management of visitors and deliveries. The Fidentity Visitor Management System with Employee Management also provides temperature and PPE scanning to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Zenwork subsidiary integrated the Touchless Employee Management System to its Visitor Management Software to create enable centralized, autonomous processes.
The Zenwork ZenScan hardware supports the above capabilities with forehead temperature checks, and can be programmed to automatically allow or deny workplace access.
“As we saw the health risks multiply for anyone entering a place of business, we decided to speed up our implementation of several features we already had on the roadmap,” says Sanjeev Singh, founder and CEO of Zenwork, Inc.
Creative Time Solutions has launched a touchless time clock with facial recognition, palm biometrics and temperature controls, which the company says comes at an affordable price for companies of all sizes.
The solution restricts employees from clocking in if a fever is detected, and provides alerts and logging. Creative Time Solutions’ Cloud Attendance software subscriptions also come with free technical support and mobile solutions for employees and supervisors.
FeverScanners is rolling out its FaceAware technology to perform thermal imaging body temperature scans from a range of 50 to 100 cm (20 to 40 inches) in less than a second. The solution also utilizes facial recognition for up to 30,000 employees, and provides an automated data log.
The multi-purpose device is fully automated and provides audio and visual notification of temperature screening passes and failures.
The company also has products in its range for mask detection, sanitation, social distance and contact avoidance.
The 6-in-1 Dynamic Thermal Face Recognition solution performs facial recognition within a second, and provides fingerprint identification, alarm, logging and body temperature detection capabilities. Temperature scans are performed from a distance of 30 to 80 cm (12 to 31 inches).
The device performs facial recognition at up to 3 meters distance in daylight, and up to 1.8 meters at night, and the company says it works with faces captured at an angle up to and including a side profile. The device has a recommended price of INR 40,000 (US$530).
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has developed a line of five new return-to-work solutions for social distance tracing and tracking, touchless entry with facial recognition, fever detection, augmented reality and visual remote guidance, and workplace alerts and information sharing for businesses of any size.
All of the above services run on HPE ProLiant servers, HPE EdgeLine Converged Edge Systems and Aruba AI-powered network infrastructure to deliver edge video analytics and location services to cameras. The company also notes video analytics and other capabilities provided by partners, including SAFR.
The five solutions will be deployed by HPE Pointnext Technology Services.
Deployments for public buildings and mines
Jersey City has deployed a temperature screening and mask-checking system with optional facial recognition to its City Hall, and is planning to implement them at all city buildings, according to NJ.com.
The city ordered 45 OneScreen GoSafe’s for $85,590 a month ago from its COVID-19 response budget.
The GoSafe website claims 99 percent facial recognition accuracy, even for people wearing masks, and the device can hold a database of up to 30,000 faces. The publication writes that it is unclear if the biometric capability is in use at City Hall.
Mining operations in Chile, meanwhile are replacing fingerprint-based time and attendance systems with ones using facial recognition, BNamericas reports.
Advantages like being able to check for masks or workers who should be in quarantine, in addition to contactless processes, are motivating the change.
“We have reoriented some of our products to comply with requirements of mining companies. Video cameras that were used to monitoring mining facilities’ surrounding areas now include algorithms that can detect the body temperature of up to 30 people every second,” Hikvision Chile Director Samuel Ramírez told BNamericas.
Hikvision thermal cameras have been provided to six mining companies so far, while in other countries thermal cameras have been installed at mines operated by Newmont, BHP, and Vale.
Chile’s mining ministry says more than 2,500 miners have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
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