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Contactless biometrics with temperature screening pitched by FlowCentric and Eldir, NEC

Contactless biometrics with temperature screening pitched by FlowCentric and Eldir, NEC

South Africa’s FlowCentric and Eldir have jointly developed a facial recognition and thermal detection solution for access control to help business resume operations after COVID-19 lockdowns with temperature screening protocols.

Employees and frequent visitors can be enrolled to the new EGAN system for fast contactless access to a property, allowing security and reception personnel to discreetly follow up with any individual flagged for further health screening, according to a report by ITWeb. The EGAN system sends automatic and provides an auditable log of visitors.

The solution can also integrate medical information such as test results or vaccination records.

The collaboration between the two companies, both of which employ Denis Bensch as Chief Information Officer, began collaborating when the Eldir DSO (digital security officer) solution was built on FlowCentric’s Processware platform.

The companies claim that in addition to several advantages over manual and paper-based systems, EGAN keeps employees safe by removing the need for an individual to perform temperature scanning.

NEC is working with Fresh Consulting as it designs innovative experiences based on facial recognition to assist businesses with touchless transformation as they reopen.

The company’s NEC I:Delight digital service platform is the basis for touchless customer experiences built by NEC for applications from access control to sales transactions with biometrics. NeoFace Thermal Express, which was launched in May, can also be integrated with the platform to perform elevated body temperature screening. The company’s technology can also perform checks for personal protective equipment like masks, and ensure employees and customers are maintaining appropriate distancing with scene processing.

NEC says it is already working with airports, airlines, hospitals, casinos, restaurants, stadiums, entertainment establishments and other customer-facing venues to help them resume operations.

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