Vodafone Thermal Detection Cameras
Vodafone launches thermal detection cameras to prevent coronavirus spread.
06:31 08 May 2020
Vodafone UK launches a Heat Detection Camera as the UK attempts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Working together with Digital Barriers, the scheme aims to help organisations keep their employees and customers safe and healthy once they are permitted to resume normal operations.
The cameras are able to screen up to 100 people per minute and send thermal images over Vodafone's Internet of Things in real-time. The system sends alerts to authorities if someone has a high temperature, which is one of the classic symptoms of Covid-19.
The thermal scanners are designed to be set up remotely and scan people as they walk through a door. Vodafone says it is now in contact with various organisations, including the public sector, travel and retail such as supermarkets, to install the cameras there.
Steve Everett, senior product manager at Vodafone UK, said: "One of the benefits here is that you're protecting staff who are coming into contact with a large number of people at any one time."
Lee Jasper, head of product solutions, added: "It's not a medical device looking to diagnose anyone. What it's looking to do is allow people to get some additional strength to the required social distancing."