Non-contact fever detection and facial recognition-based access system helps keep essential workers safe
Hytera, a manufacturer and supplier of two-way radio communications technology recently launched SmartGuard, a new biometrics access control solution. SmartGuard provides safe, non-contact body temperature screening to reduce the risk of virus transmission and facial recognition to validate employee identity for building access.
The infrared temperature screening reads the temperature of employees and visitors standing between 12 and 20 inches from the device with an accuracy of 0.54 degrees Fahrenheit. If a temperature reading exceeds the present threshold, SmartGuard provides an audible alarm and sends messages to the management software and handheld devices used by employees in the facility. This eliminates the need for staff using hand-held temperature readers at close proximity.
SmartGuard features a high-definition anti-backlight camera with subject lighting for facial recognition. The facial recognition algorithm provides detection within 200ms and is accurate to 99.8 percent against non-living attempts such as pictures or videos on tablets and phones. Recognition accuracy is unaffected by protective masks, and SmartGuard can provide an audible reminder if employees are not wearing masks. Facial recognition provides several advantages over traditional card-reader access control devices, including reduced costs associated with printing and distributing cards, and improved security that eliminates the possibility of employees sharing cards.
SmartGuard also offers relay contacts and a door opening timer for controlling magnetic door locks and supports integration with existing access control systems. The system’s web-based management software tracks all interactions with enabled devices throughout a facility. The management software provides comprehensive access control management that associates personnel with access zones.
“SmartGuard provides non-contact fever detection to create a safer work environment as people return to work and assemble indoors,” Tom Wineland, vice president of sales for Hytera America, “This all-in-one facial recognition, temperature screening, and access control device is easy to configure and install for enhanced safety and security.”
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