LenelS2, a front-runner in advanced security systems and services, announced the integration of its OnGuard® and NetBox™ access control systems with Seek Thermal’s Seek Scan thermal imaging system. The new integration allows businesses to identify individuals with elevated skin temperature through a contactless solution and allow or deny entry based on this reading. Carrier Healthy Buildings Program The integrated solution joins the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient and productive indoor environments. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a foremost provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building, and cold chain solutions. Building safety during and beyond COVID-19 “Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program provides solutions and services that support a safer, more confident return to buildings, whether that’s a school, office building, or a manufacturing plant,” said Ross McKay, General Manager, Global Video Solutions, LenelS2. “The Seek Scan system integration with LenelS2 access control systems will provide end-users with additional levels of convenience and control they need to help maximise building safety procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.” Design and performance The Seek Scan system delivers the same performance as a handheld infrared temporal thermometer As one of the most affordable thermal temperature screening solutions meeting FDA guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seek Scan system is designed to automate body temperature screening. With accuracy readings within a fraction of a degree, the Seek Scan system delivers the same performance as a handheld infrared temporal thermometer, but it is automated from a safe social distance. Through its application programming interface (API), the Seek Scan system is accessible anywhere on a network, enabling integrators and business owners to access and manage the system. Strategic collaboration “As we strive to help reopen offices and other gathering spaces, daily temperature scanning is one important aspect of a comprehensive strategy to help ensure healthier environments,” said Mike Muench, CEO and President, Seek Thermal. “As the demand for thermal screening and integrated API solutions grows, our strategic collaboration with LenelS2 will help deliver this affordable system to a myriad of businesses and organisations.”
To further develop effective and customised solutions for Seek Scan™, one of the most affordable thermal temperature screening solutions meeting FDA guidelines during the COVID-19 public health emergency, Seek Thermal announces it has made APIs available for access control, VMS and other integrated network capabilities. The Seek Scan thermal imaging system (MSRP $1,995) is specifically designed and calibrated to quickly automate body temperature screening using skin temperature as a proxy, while enabling social distancing protocols. In a few seconds, the system automatically detects a face for measurement and displays an alert if the readings are warmer than the customisable alarm temperature. Thermal scanning system The thermal scanning system follows FDA guidelines by meeting the accuracy specification, including a reference heat source (black body), and by being made for single person screening at a fixed distance. The new API capabilities allow Seek Scan to be accessible anywhere on a network The new API capabilities allow Seek Scan to be accessible anywhere on a network, enabling access control systems, video management systems, integrators, and business owners to manage and access their Seek Scan systems and solutions. Now, integrators can implement Seek Scan temperature screening to send alarm events, trigger access control and video management systems as well as pull and present historical data to integrate multiple Seek Scan units into one enterprise solution. Video management systems Specific integrated functionality could include: Accessing entry doors following scans Triggering access control and video management systems Allowing custom designed solutions utilising Seek Scan hardware Sending pass/fail scan messages and alarm events Flagging video when a scan occurs “The demand for temperature screening and integrated API solutions has been growing rapidly,” said Mike Muench, CEO and President of Seek Thermal. “As businesses, institutions and organisations seek to provide safer environments in an increasingly uncertain time, we recognise the needs of our customers don’t stop with the contactless screening technology itself - the new and expanded integration capabilities of Seek Scan offer additional control, convenience and confidence.” Developing customer relationships Whether the desire is to unlock a door with a temperature scan, capture an image or flag a video when a scan occurs, or send email alerts, Seek Thermal has made it easy for integrators to connect temperature screening to their network using its JSON based APIs to do all that and more. With Seek Scan, the company has developed customer relationships with a diverse group of organisations, including manufacturers, government institutions, hospitals and medical facilities, office buildings, hotels and hospitality providers, schools and universities, first responders and professional sports organisations. Seek Thermal will continue to release features, capabilities and protocols to enhance its API offering.
Maxxess Systems, a global renowned provider of event response management and collaboration systems, is pleased to announce their partnership with Seek Thermal, an advanced imaging technology company, to deliver a complete temperature screening solution to help manage health risks. Temperature screening solution Unlike stand-alone systems for temperature screening, this new complete solution helps organisations not only detect health risks in real time, but also to trigger immediate automated security system protocols and then follow through by taking appropriate actions in accord with their policies and tracking results to completion. “The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated to all companies the importance and value of detecting potential health threats and initiating a response as quickly as possible,” said Nancy Islas, President at Maxxess Systems. Integration with automated response system New complete solution integrates the latest temperature screening technology with our automated response system" Nancy adds, “This new complete solution integrates the latest temperature screening technology with our automated response system that can initiate immediate action and then guide managers as they deliver trusted information to authorised personnel and follow through to ensure the safety and security of their staff and visitors.” “As the Covid-19 isolation lock downs are eased, Health screening will be an essential part of re-opening and will probably continue to be an ongoing part of our healthy future,” said Mike Muench, CEO of Seek Thermal. Mike adds, “By combining our reliable temperature screening system with the Maxxess response coordination system, we will give organisations the tools to detect potential health risks and take the next appropriate steps.” Non-contact thermal imaging technology This unique new technology brings together two key elements to help create the complete temperature screening solution. The first element is the simple, accurate automated temperature screening system from Seek Scan that is specifically designed and calibrated for skin temperature measurements. This non-contact thermal imaging technology is perfect for lobbies, hallways, and other key access points. InSite Health Risk Management application When a person with an elevated temperature is detected, an alert is set to the second key element of the system, InSite’s Health Risk Management application from Maxxess. The InSite system is integrated with access control, communication, and other systems and can take immediate action programmed to be in alignment with company policies. For example, the system can deny entry to the individual and instruct them to wait for an HR representative. Efficient health screening and status update It is clear that the need for health status screening will continue into the future If a contagious disease is confirmed, the system can assist management in timely, accurate follow up, surveys to confirm the status of coworkers and recent contacts, and deliver clear, trusted information to all relevant staff. It is clear that the need for health status screening will continue into the future, even after the current Covid-19 lockdowns are eased. This complete solution offers many advantages over stand-alone temperature screening systems, including: The ability to send both the temperature alert and the image of the person to the desktop and/or the mobile app of the InSite system, making it accessible to anyone with authorised access instantly. Because the InSite system provides for remote access, the authorised viewers can be located anywhere inside or outside the facility. InSite integration with access control systems allows for automating the entrances to lock or unlock depending on the temperature screening result. Health Risk alerts can be routed to the responsible departments or people automatically and without delay. There is no need to staff the temperature screening camera, because the appropriate staff can be summoned in the case of an alert. And, the InSite solution logs all actions for audit, review, or similar purposes.
Seek Thermal, a provider of affordable, high-performance thermal imaging products, announces the introduction of Seek ScanTM, a simple, low-cost thermal imaging system designed to automate body temperature screening using skin temperature as a proxy. Seek Scan is specifically designed and calibrated to deliver accurate skin temperature measurements while enabling social distancing protocols. In seconds, the system automatically detects a face, identifies the most reliable facial features for measurement and displays an alert if someone is warmer than the customisable alarm temperature. Seek Scan can be installed in lobbies, hallways and other key access points to help businesses, institutions and venues create a safer environment for their workforce, customers, members and patrons. Thermal imaging camera The system is easy to use and can be running in minutes with no special equipment or training. Seek Scan adds to the company's portfolio of life-saving products, such as Seek FirePRO, the affordable personal thermal imaging camera made to equip every firefighter. Thermal imaging technology has been used globally for years as a fast, non-invasive way to measure skin temperature. The founders of Seek Thermal have been developing and improving thermal imaging technology for the last four decades. Since its inception, the company has shipped hundreds of thousands of low-cost thermal cameras worldwide. Infrared thermal imaging Seek Scan utilises infrared thermal imaging technology to accurately measure and screen for skin temperature "We are excited to bring our experience in affordable thermal imaging technology to communities around the globe by providing a simple screening solution to help make us safer," says Mike Muench, President & CEO of Seek Thermal. "Seek Scan is already being used in our factory and we believe it's a valuable screening tool for organisations that remain operational and others as they reopen in the coming months." Seek Scan utilises infrared thermal imaging technology, a temperature-controlled heat source and Seek Scan software to accurately measure and screen for skin temperature. The Seek Scan process provides an additional layer of preventive screening and can deliver more peace of mind to businesses, institutions and participants. Key features Designed and Calibrated for Skin Temperature – Unlike typical industrial thermal cameras, Seek Scan was developed for precise skin temperature measurement and also includes a fixed heat source that maximises accuracy Allows for Social Distancing – Non-contact, non-invasive screening eliminates contact between screening personnel and participants during measurement Fast, Automated Screening – In seconds, the system automatically detects a face, finds the most accurate spot to measure and displays a pass/fail alert Easy to Install and Easy to Use – Start scanning in minutes using two tripods and a Windows PC Proven Technology – Thermal imaging has been tested, studied and deployed globally for years in skin temperature measurement applications Affordable – Priced significantly lower than other thermal screening solutions Volumes and availability – Seek Thermal is working tirelessly to scale up production to deploy these systems