Environmental specialist Filta Group has launched Thermo Guard temperature screening stations to maintain hygiene standards when foodservice sites reopen following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Thermo Guard Solo and Thermo Guard Hi-Flow offer non-contact measurement to avoid physical contact.
The Solo, available as a counter stand, short stand (60cm), tall stand (100cm) or wall-mounted model, takes the temperature of one person every two seconds to enable steady and safe traffic into restaurants and other venues. Its thermal imaging is powered by Heimann Sensor to reduce false alarms
The unit is able to measure from 0.3 – 0.8 metres in a temperature range of 28°C to 43°C. Access control can sync with automatic doors or ticket systems to restrict entry for those with a fever and there is an option for facial recognition to capture and store data.
The Hi-Flow model, with set-up included from Filta Group, offers screening of up to 30 people per second. The system features artificial intelligence to reduce false alarms and can detect a temperature range of 30°C to 45°C with an accuracy range of +/- 0.5 ºC.
All models are claimed to offer accurate and reliable temperature detection without contact, as well as alarms to notify upon detection. Setup is included, with no onsite IT support or connection required, whilst intuitive technology should mean minimal operator training is required.
Edward Palin, commercial director for Filta Group, said: “Keeping public spaces as safe as possible is vital to avoid a ‘stop-start’ lockdown situation. Overseas, we have seen track and trace drill down to specific premises.
“With approximately 60% of Covid-19 cases reporting a heightened-temperature, fever-screening systems such as the Thermo Guard provide an added layer of protection. The Thermo Guard technology is reliable, intuitive and easy-to-operate, and does not tie up staff time to operate.”
He continued: “It is not an all-encompassing solution, of course, it should be used alongside government-mandated hygiene measures both front-of-house and back-of-house. Thermo Guard helps protect staff, customers and the operator whilst giving extra visibility to paying guests of the hygiene measures being taken – something which is going to be a requirement now and for quite some-time in the future.
“We have already seen that the impact that the threat of regional lockdowns, such as that which has been imposed in Leicester, could have on businesses. It is paramount that caterers take the necessary precautions and introduce added detection measures where possible.”