With cases of Covid-19 increasing once again and the long promised second wave threatening, thermal imaging cameras can provide a much needed peace of mind for businesses and workplaces wanting to operate safely.
Why Are Thermal Imaging Cameras In Demand?
Thermal imaging cameras have seen an increase in demand as a means of detecting a raised temperature, one potential symptom of Covid-19. Now of course, this isn’t a catch all solution and not everyone who has Covid-19 will present with a fever, but it is one way to be able to easily detect symptoms from afar, especially in high traffic areas, with it only taking one second to record a temperature.
Whilst government guidance does state that anyone presenting with a persistent cough, raised temperature or loss of smell or taste should self-isolate and get tested, not everyone will notice these symptoms in themselves or check their temperature if they feel unwell. Symptoms can come on quickly, so this additional temperature check is an ideal way to look out for any people with potential symptoms.
How Do Thermal Imaging Cameras Work?
Thermal imaging cameras work by recognising and capturing different levels of infrared light which is invisible to the naked eye, the hotter the object, the more infrared radiation it produces. Each temperature is assigned a different colour, so you can easily spot anyone that might be experiencing a raised temperature making temperature screening easy to perform on a mass basis – ideal for environments such as workplaces, shopping centres, hospitals and schools.
How Can My Business Use Thermal Imaging Cameras?
Cameras can be wall mounted or handheld, so people can be monitored in a socially distant way, allowing you to detect that someone is unwell before they enter your building fully and preventing the spread of Covid-19 in an enclosed space. In the event that someone with a raised temperature attempts to enter, an alarm will sound, and you will be able to isolate the individual and advise they get tested before they return.
Thermal imaging cameras provide an effective way of trying to battle this invisible illness and prevent the spread, creating a safer environment for us all alongside other Covid-19 secure initiatives in place.