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Siemens protects buildings with thermal shield
- May 26, 2020
Siemens has launched Siveillance Thermal Shield, a package that quickly measures the body temperature of a person seeking to access a building and enables the results to be integrated into the video and access systems of corporations.
Thermal imaging cameras are used to measure, in a contactless way, the body temperature at a distance of up to two metres, ensuring the safety of monitoring staff. If the camera screening indicates an elevated body temperature, a second reading must be taken using a medical thermometer to confirm the finding.
This package integrates the third-party screening camera with the Siveillance Video security platform and other security systems from Siemens. This allows the measurements to be seamlessly integrated into the workflow of corporate security. Using the package at the entrance to a factory, for example, offers a quick and easy way to screen employees as part of routine access control procedures.
This is particularly useful in the food industry where the Covid-19 pandemic has made production more challenging. Other possible use cases include hospitals and border crossings.
“Siveillance Thermal Shield improves the safety of all occupants in buildings or facilities,” said Joachim Langenscheid, service portfolio head at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “We also advise companies on how they can use Thermal Shield for their industry-specific applications to optimise their security systems and procedures, and we support them in the technical implementation.”
To ensure accuracy, the cameras measure the body temperature near the eyes. A positive result triggers acoustic and visual alarms. The temperature is measured for each person individually to ensure accurate and reliable results. If a person shows an elevated body temperature and this finding is confirmed by a second reading obtained with a medical thermometer, the follow-up steps defined in the workflows are initiated automatically.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and has around 71,000 employees worldwide.
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