RS access control recognises faces and checks temperature

  • December 7, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

RS Components has introduced an intelligent, thermal imaging access control system that combines temperature measurement and AI facial recognition to provide safety and security options for businesses, schools and hospitals.

The UK company has expanded its RS Pro range with the thermal imaging access control system. Combining traditional infra-red temperature measurement with AI (artificial intelligence) facial recognition, it suits business, commercial and educational premises seeking to protect their perimeters for safety or security reasons.

The device is adaptable and has multi-functional AI recognition for monitoring temperature, tracking attendance and achieving access control.

Comprising a thermal imaging camera and software, this access control system provides non-contact, hands-free facial recognition that can also detect whether or not the person requesting entry is wearing a face mask, as well as providing precision and efficient temperature measurement.

It can be used for attendance and access control for a wide range of environments. Typical applications include offices, factories and manufacturing sites; schools, universities and colleges; hospitals, research laboratories and other healthcare environments; and supermarkets and shops.

It suits areas where people flow, traffic and security need to be monitored, particularly at entry and exit points. It requires the person wishing to gain admittance to stand in front of the device, so the inbuilt technology can rapidly complete a user identification and temperature measurement process. Should the registered body temperature exceed normal value, the device will raise an audible alarm and prevent any further ingress so further screening can take place.

The 17.8cm colour screen has a 1080p resolution at 25fps that supports face detection tracking and optimisation. Its wide dynamic, binocular HD camera can achieve facial recognition images in complex light environments within 0.2 seconds. The AI technology supports rapid recognition of people even if they are wearing glasses, face masks or items. The infra-red thermal imaging can measure temperature with an accuracy up to ±0.2˚C.

Software tools let the device be used for health screening and facial recognition combined, or as separate functions. The device has a face recognition library of 50,000 and the ability to store up to 100,000 identification records. The standalone cloud platform management software enables automatic face collection and batch import list. It also assists in the centralised management of entrance data such as body temperature, visitors and entrance logs.

Robust enough for external mounting, the unit housing is made from durable PC and ABS, rated to IP54, and has been drop tested at 2m.

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents, an omnichannel partner for industrial users and suppliers involved in designing, building or maintaining industrial equipment and facilities. The distributor stocks more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2500 suppliers. With operations in 32 countries, it trades through multiple channels and ships over 50,000 parcels a day.