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Safely screening at entryways

As quickly as the world is changing, so is the technology. At ECT Services we are already on version 2 of our newest product: ScreenerTi. We first began telling you about our thermal temperature screening system back in June.

Now that we know more about how the virus works, we continue to update and improve the product.  Fever continues to be one of the most key symptoms in diagnosing Covid-19.  As such, it is critical for organizations to quickly and accurately check each mployee’s temperature and demonstrate these cheks are being completed each and every day.

Screener Ti serves as a preliminary screening device. Picture the entryway to a building with a Screener Ti system. One at a time, individuals will stand in front of the scanner, receive a pass light and proceed to work. The time to get screened takes no longer than digital toll devices do on highways, and no longer than it does to swipe a cardkey and proceed through a turnstile.

Today, that cardkey can be fully integrated with the ScreenerTi system. Consider an office building with a large lobby, several banks of turnstiles and social distancing mandated. It would be difficult to have each turnstile station “manned.”

Today, if an individual does not receive a “pass” indication, the card key of that person can be locked to prevent access to the building. The system can also be set up to send an email to the employee and an employee’s supervisor alerting them of the failure and cardkey lock. In order to remain HIPAA-compliant, a code assigned to employees is utilized rather than name-sharing. The HR department, for example, with appropriate authority for access to the information would have access to names.

We’ve had a few inquiries as to whether or not facial recognition software is included in our product. Due to HIPAA regulations, it is not. Privacy is still a very important thing to consider on this matter, while we try to navigate public safety as a community.

If your company or building is looking to integrate a temperature scanning system to help keep your employees safer, we’d love to speak with you about it. Contact us at (800) 567-1180 or via our website.

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