IT provider SCC’s Thermal Fever Detection technology is being trialled at Bournemouth Airport to help the UK respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
The detection product, which is already being tested in hospitals, restaurants and airports across the UK, uses devices ranging from handheld to fixed multi-camera systems to record body temperature and identify anyone displaying signs of fever.
According to SCC, Thermal Fever Detection will help protect people and enable safe social distancing, accelerating authorization for businesses to reopen by the government and other relevant authorities.
At Bournemouth Airport, SCC has installed a mobile Thermal Temperature Detection system mounted on a tripod in the staff entrance. The next phase will see the introduction of a multi-camera system positioned at each entry point across the terminal building, enabling border staff to intercept passengers showing signs of a high temperature.
James Rigby, chief executive of SCC, said, “All businesses must be in a position to demonstrate that safe social distancing measures are in place before the country is able to mobilize again, and SCC’s Thermal Fever Detection solution could be an important component of solutions enabling this, helping companies regain consumer confidence and begin to recover from the most unprecedented economic event of modern times.”