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20th May 2020 Issue no. 508
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Coronavirus detecting CCTV cameras coming to UK workplaces?
Installation of Smart “Coronavirus” CCTV is being investigated for large office buildings to try and pro-actively isolate those with the virus.
As bosses struggle to get their heads around how to cope with an employee in a large office building or factory coming down with Coronavirus, some are looking to invest in smart CCTV with built in temperature sensors.
The CCTV camera has a built-in temperature sensor which relays data back to the building’s security personnel to help isolate those with higher than normal temperature – a key sign of Coronavirus.
“Building managers are facing a nightmare with Coronavirus”, says Jonathan Ratcliffe from Offices.co.uk, “One person could potentially infect hundreds meaning the building would have to close for weeks – there is going to be big money being thrown at this issue.”
Within a large office building, the key problem is that one rogue carrier could potentially infect hundreds or thousands of people, and when this is a whole business – the risks are very high to that company financially.
Security personnel would be trained to use Smart Coronavirus CCTV to detect, divert and isolate those people they fear may be carrying the virus.
About the Smart Coronavirus CCTV Cameras
- Can be installed in a building reception or entrance area
- Uses detection software to record a person’s body temperature
- Can handle 2 people walking at the same time
- Data is relayed to a central computer or shown on a screen
- Security or heath personnel would isolate that person for further tests before they enter the main building area
“Automating the detection process to keep those with signs of the virus is the best form of defence to protect against large offices being shut down completely. We will definitely see this technology used in large banks and financial institutions in the City”, says Jonathan Ratcliffe from www.offices.co.uk
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