Honeywell announced a new temperature monitoring solution that incorporates advanced, infrared imaging technology and artificial intelligence algorithms to conduct non-invasive, preliminary screening of personnel entering a facility.
The firm said that the Honeywell ThermoRebellion temperature monitoring solution can be rapidly deployed at the entryway of a commercial building, stadium, factory, airport, or distribution center to identify whether personnel exhibit an elevated facial temperature. As individuals pass in front of a high-resolution, thermal imaging camera, their skin temperature is automatically detected within two seconds and displayed on an accompanying monitor.
This can alert a person with an elevated temperature to seek additional screening. In addition, operators can have access to real-time information about personnel entering their facilities enabling them to take measures to keep their premises safe and secure, the company said.
The Honeywell ThermoRebellion system can also identify if individuals are wearing the required personal protective equipment needed for entering the building.
“Protecting worker safety is the top priority for any building operator and today, more than ever, managers are looking for innovative solutions to enhance their health screening processes,” said Renaud Mazarguil, president of Honeywell’s Gas Analysis and Safety business. “We’ve developed this breakthrough technology to automate and streamline the monitoring of an individual’s temperature and reduce the need for invasive monitoring.
Honeywell said it is currently piloting its new temperature monitoring solution at two of its U.S. production facilities, including the company’s new N95 face mask manufacturing center in Phoenix.
The Honeywell ThermoRebellion solution incorporates software powered by AI allowing for each individual pixel captured by the camera to be rapidly assessed for elevated temperature. The system also automatically logs data to simplify and standardize record-keeping for compliance, reducing the need for potentially error-prone manual tracking processes, the company said.
The system integrates with the Honeywell Forge platform and Honeywell’s Healthy Building Solutions that provide a holistic view of a building’s health based on key factors such as air quality, social distancing, occupant flow, sanitation, wellness density and governance adherence.
The new temperature screening solution incorporates intelligent, visual monitoring technology from Rebellion Photonics, which Honeywell acquired in December 2019.
Last week, Siemens Smart Infrastructure announced the launch of Siveillance Thermal Shield, which is a solution package that measures the body temperature of a person seeking to access a building.
Siemens’ service uses thermal imaging cameras to measure, in a contactless way, the body temperature at a distance of up to two meters, ensuring the safety of monitoring staff. If the camera screening indicates an elevated body temperature, a second reading must be performed using a medical thermometer to confirm the finding.
This solution package integrates the third-party screening camera with the Siveillance Video security platform and other security systems from Siemens.