The COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of slowing, and companies are becoming increasingly concerned about protecting employees and customers from potential health hazards. To preserve staff and visitor safety, it’s necessary to identify individuals displaying symptoms that correlate with the virus as soon as possible. One way to do this is to set up screening stations at entry points to check individuals for elevated temperatures before or as they enter the building.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has provided guidelines that assist businesses in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses by employing a series of strategic protocols. The CDC recommends that businesses conduct health checks on a daily basis, encourage employees and visitors to wear cloth face coverings, and implement other protocols that establish set parameters for social distancing.
However, it’s difficult to manage a daily health protocol such as taking a temperature when traditional temperature measurement tools require the administrator to be within arm’s reach of a potentially infected individual.
Furthermore, traditional thermometers can take up to 40 seconds to accurately detect temperature. This means using them can cause a significant slowdown in processing that can unintentionally expose people waiting to be screened to the potentially infected individuals.
To bypass these problems and provide organizations with the ability to assess health indicators such as temperature from a safe distance, using a non-contact temperature assessment device is recommended.
Using Non-Contact Temperature Scanners to Protect Employee Health
Temperature-sensing cameras and scanners are becoming an everyday sight. If you’re conducting business in area where COVID-19 is prevalent, you can use this important technology to ensure visitors and staff are screened as soon as possible.
While one of the main benefits of temperature scanners is hands-free operation that protects the health of the screener and minimizes the possibility for the virus to be passed through contaminated surfaces, they have a number of other benefits.
The best temperature scanners provide facial recognition—with or without a face mask—to identify authorized personnel and to screen for adherence to other health protocols such as wearing a facial covering. Facial recognition can be performed from up to 8 feet away and body temperature detection is accurate from up to 18” on some devices.
Even when the virus is under control, you’ll be able to use your temperature scanner to control access to your premises, a specific room in your building, or a meeting or conference.
We’re Committed to Helping Our Clients Stay COVID-Free
At CDS, we understand how important it is for our clients to keep their business running smoothly. To do this, they need connectivity, technology, and, above all, a healthy workforce.
We also understand the need to keep customers and visitors safe from contact with the COVID virus when they’re at your place of business. Installing temperature scanners at entry points isn’t just about office safety—it’s also about showing your customers that you care about their well-being.
Few things go further in marketing your business than a caring, proactive attitude toward customer health. Make sure your business is doing its part to keep everyone safe by installing temperature scanners. Interested in learning more about temperature scanners? Contact a CDS representative now and learn how easy it is to install, use, and benefit from this evolving technology.