This Is What Temperature Checks in the Office Will Look Like

As American workers get set to return to workplaces across the country, safety measures will be implemented as offices get set to battle with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Things like shared desks could be a way of maintaining daily sanitation, while social distancing measures could spread workers farther apart.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its guidelines for employers and workers heading back to the office recently, where they highlighted several practices that could be seen in the office including transparent shields separating employees and even daily temperature checks.

While stores, gyms, and other places of business weigh daily temperature screenings, it’s worth asking: Will temperature checks actually keep employees safe?

The Associated Press reported that temperature checks won’t make the workplace entirely safe. While they can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections, temperature checks won’t suffice as a sole measure.

“But screening for fevers alone won’t eliminate risk,” the report said. “People with the virus can be contagious without a fever, so it’s still important for employers to increase space between workers, disinfect surfaces and encourage hand washing.”

Devices like no-touch infrared thermometers have been seen in doctor offices lately. While the device is used used by pointing it toward someone’s forehead, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that accurate readings could be hard to come by due to temperature manipulation by someone either wearing a headband or bandana before the screening or applying a wipe to the face.

You’re probably also wondering whether your company can ask for your temperature; the answer is yes, according to human resources expert Johnny C. Taylor.

“While I’m no doctor, I do know employers are obliged to ensure the workplace is reasonably safe,” Taylor, the president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, wrote in a column for USA Today. “Temperature screenings, whether done at work or by employees at home, can be an important precaution to protect workers and the workplace. While it is a departure from normalcy, this measure – like facemasks, hand-washing, and social distancing – is intended to protect the health of both the workforce and the public.”

He added: “My view, however, is we’re all adults. If you wake up feeling sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, coughing, shortness of breath) as described by the CDC, trust your gut and stay home.”

Automated Temperature Screening is effortless and creates a safe trusted environment that eases the tension, fear, and anxiety people often feel after a pandemic. 

Automated Pass Management Temperature Screening Device. This device requires no physical interaction. Simply look at the camera and get the temperature in 1 second. Facial recognition checks-in and maintains records of the individual temperatures. Designed to help protect the health and safety of both employees and guests by preventing anyone with a temperature from entering a facility. it’s the perfect solution for office buildings, warehouses, schools, government buildings, museums, sports arenas, theme parks, movie theaters, gyms, rail stations, hotels, restaurants, or practically any public venue.

Protect your employees and customers with minimal distraction and effort.

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Temperature Screening Solution

Safely screen employees and visitors for high temperature as they walk into a building or a defined area. The system can prevent people from entering if the pre-defined temperature threshold is exceeded or are not wearing a mask, and trigger an alarm.

  • Provides fast and accurate body-temperature measurement
  • Detects if a protective mask is being worn
  • Users can be denied door or system access if a high temperature or no mask is detected
  • Alarm options include strobe light, siren and popup on PC workstation 
  • Saves data in personnel safety log and verifies records.
  • Data, alerts and reporting available

The solution combines a thermal camera and our latest face, palm and fingerprint recognition technology for employee authentication, providing advanced security and convenience, all on a single affordable device.

Used to help screen potentially affected people in the workplace and public venues:

Schools, airports, hospitals, construction sites, correctional institutions, government and office buildings

No Touch Biometric Reader

Embedded face & palm recognition sensor provides 100% hands-free hygienic user authentication.

  • Used for various applications including Access Control, Time & Attendance, Visitor Management, Event Management & more
  • User authentication read range up to 8 feet
  • Face verification possible while wearing protective mask (Palm recognition advised while wearing mask)
  • Dual-lens IR & VL camera recognizes faces in both total darkness and bright sunlight 
  • Access Levels, Groups, Holidays, DST, Duress Mode (password), Anti-Passback, Record Query
  • Interfaces with
    • KeyTracer Key Control Systems
    • AssetTracer Smart Locker Systems
    • Various Access Control Systems