Updated: Aug 19, 2020
Necessity, according to the proverb, is the mother of invention. And while it may be an overstatement to say that COVID-19 created the need for temperature detection kiosks, it certainly fostered the fastest demand for temperature detection in combination with biometric identity verification as organizations scramble for ways to protect guests and employees from airborne pathogens and bacteria.
Businesses, schools, airports, institutions and government facilities are anxious to resume operations following more than two months of lockdown, but they need to enforce social distancing and identify people with high temperatures. In response, technology providers have developed automated identity and temperature monitoring tools that allow locations to check people's temperatures.
Temperature Screening Kiosk hardware and software manufacturers have teamed with biometric technology providers on platforms that allow people to have their temperatures taken to allow them to gain access to an environment where they can interact with one another. Most of the new temperature detection platforms include infrared sensors paired with facial recognition cameras.
Last week, part one in this two-part series on COVID-19 prevention technology explored machines designed to dispense safety products and/or allow locations to sanitize self-service equipment. Part two now focuses on technology with temperature sensors. Companies that responded to requests for information provided their own art and are listed in alphabetical order.