Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people and businesses alike have had to adjust to the norm of individually scanning people for fevers with handheld infrared thermometers and using an additional, separate check-in form prior to entering a space. While these preventive measures adequately safeguard the population, the use of separate systems and rudimentary technology increases the chance of human and machine error. Recently, Canon introduced the all-in-one Facial Access Control Temperature System (FACTS) which can simplify and make these necessary health practices more efficient, accurate and safe. Here are 4 reasons why Canon’s FACTS is a competitive piece of new technology you should incorporate into your business.
Social distancing in businesses and public spaces are likely to be a mainstay. The problem with most handheld scanners is that they require staff to be in close contact with the individual they’re taking the temperature of. Should the individual be ill, this increases the chances of employees falling sick too.
Canon’s Facial Access Control Temperature System bypasses this health risk as its AI-powered temperature detection terminal can scan targets up to 2 metres away. Combining facial recognition and infrared thermography technologies, the terminal can quickly scan up to 100,000 faces, at a rate of 0.2 seconds per person.
While the machine measures temperatures most quickly at a range of 0.5m to 0.7m, the need for close contact to take temperatures is effectively eliminated. As much as customers should be protected, staff should be too.
With any temperature scanning system, the ability to scan temperatures accurately is key. Many solutions available on the market offer readings with an accuracy of ±0.5℃. While this seems to be a small margin for error, the discrepancy could be the difference between being able to single out someone who is running a fever or not.
Canon’s Facial Access Control Temperature System is enhanced with specialised Black Body technology, with a high accuracy of ±0.3℃. When temperature anomalies are detected, the system’s bi-polar liveness camera sends out an alert and simultaneously video records the person who is the cause of said peculiarity. This way, the potentially sick person can be easily identified and the appropriate next steps can be taken.
Having to buy multiple pieces of equipment to track visitors and scan for temperatures can add up. Moreover, staff have to be hired to carry out these various safety requirements. The Facial Access Control Temperature System is an all-in-one device which can simplify and streamline this safety process.
The Canon Facial Access Control Temperature System first screens and records the temperatures of visitors. The wireless-enabled device has an in-built NFC (near-field communication) card reader and barcode scanning unit. Visitors need only scan their IDs or work passes for a hassle-free check in.
This one-stop solution allows for temperatures and IDs to be stored in a single system. By eliminating the need for additional equipment, not only do businesses save on machine and labour costs, but also put in place a system for more effective contact tracing.
Having separate equipment for temperature screening and information tracking greatly increases the possibility for inaccurate data collection. Not to mention, the numerous steps remain an inconvenience for businesses and patrons alike.
Using the latest video analytics technology, Canon’s FACTS automates the temperature screening process and reduces the margin for human error. This significantly improves the effectiveness of temperature screening as the first line of defence against forming virus hotspots.
As Singapore gradually moves toward re-opening her businesses and borders, use the latest Canon technologies to keep your workplace safe and guard your business against another wave of COVID-19. To find out more about the Facial Access Control Temperature System, speak to our consultants via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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