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General News of Thursday, 21 May 2020

Source: Daily Guide Network

Coronavirus: Temperature checking camera now in town

Avcontech Limited, Ghana’s technology-oriented security service provider, has introduced a new camera that checks temperatures of individuals at point of entry into a public space.

The thermal surveillance solution, which employs the use of imaging cameras (TIC), according to Kweku Ofori Attah, the Managing Director of Avcontech Limited, uses heat sensor attached to a special type of lens, which is adapted to work alongside standard image-capture technologies.

He said thermal cameras when deployed properly can measure the body temperature of every person entering or exiting a public space.

In an interview with DAILY GUIDE, Kweku Ofori Attah maintained that thermal imaging equipment could easily be installed and implemented to detect elevated skin temperature in environments such as our Parliament, Flag Staff House, airports, hospitals, clinics, office buildings, banks and other public spaces.
“The use of thermal cameras is a simple, contactless and effective way to prevent the spread of coronavirus,” he maintained.

Kweku Ofori Attah said that this temperature check point typically involved security personnel checking the body temperature using a forehead thermometer before entry into such places, adding that the process, although effective, also poses risk as there is still human interaction and contact.

“Avcontech Limited presents a few suggestions to businesses, institutions and the country as a whole in our national quest to assist with the prevention of the recent global Covid-19 Pandemic,” he added.

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