Propeller Airports will implement a fever detection system at Paine Field Airport to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.
Developed by Athena Security, the elevated body temperature detection system is a non-invasive, non-contact technology that alerts airport personnel when a passenger has a fever.
The system is now fully operational at Paine Field in Washington state, USA, and follows Propeller’s introduction of UV technology to disinfect the terminal.
Prior to entering the TSA checkpoint, all passengers will be screened by a thermal camera that reads their body temperature.
Passengers flagged as having a temperature will be offered secondary screening and if a fever is confirmed, the passenger and airline will determine their ability to travel.
Brett Smith, CEO of Propeller Airports, said, “Since opening, we have been committed to staying on the forefront of trends and innovations to provide the best possible experience to our passengers, and we’re proud to be the first US passenger terminal to roll out this type of technology. The use of this system will allow us to maintain the seamless, safe and modern travel experience our customers have come to expect.”
Lisa Falzone, CEO of Athena Security, said, “As global air travel has come to a halt, the ability to pre-screen for COVID-19 fevers is proving to be a life-saving option to funnel infected travelers away from large groups now and in the future as other pandemics and flu-seasons arise.”