Thermal Cameras Used in Hospitality Security to Detect Fevers for COVID-19
One of the biggest, and fastest growing healthcare security trends is the use of thermal cameras. For example, this Hikvision Fever Screening Thermal Camera:
In addition to healthcare industry use, thermal cameras for fever detection have been used in both educational settings as well as hospitality. In the latest news, Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas has decided to deploy thermal security camera technology as well amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) health crises in an effort to protect employees and guests. USA Today makes the following report:
LAS VEGAS – In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Wynn Resorts is using thermal cameras to monitor the temperatures of guests.
“We will be screening for temperature using non-invasive thermal cameras at all our entrances,” Wynn CEO Matt Maddox said in a statement about new company policies in response to the intensifying spread of COVID- 19.
The USA TODAY Network asked the company how it will use temperature readings:
"Any person registering a temperature of 100.4F or higher will be discreetly informed by a trained member of the security team and not be permitted to remain inside the resort," a company statement said.
In addition to using thermal cameras, Wynn Resorts will temporarily cancel all large entertainment gatherings – a list that includes buffets, nightclubs and theaters in Las Vegas and Boston.
“We will monitor the situation to determine any additional action that may be required,” Maddox said.
Wynn casinos and restaurants will “create appropriate distancing” between guests at gaming machines and tables, Maddox said.
Continue reading at USA Today here.
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