The new PT-BF3221 thermal IP camera is a good tool to help pre-screen individuals entering a facility for elevated skin temperatures to assist in the initial triage. Elevated skin temperatures are often a sign of elevated body temperatures, making this a great tool to quickly identify those who need further screening prior to entering the facility. When used as recommended with the optional blackbody, this camera can deliver skin temperature readings accurate to ±0.3°C (±0.54°F). This camera is not a medical device and is not designed or intended to provide diagnosis, prevention or treatment of any disease or condition. This solution is a screening tool that businesses and households can use to identify individuals with elevated skin temperatures compared to a customizable reference temperature (blackbody) while individuals are entering the facility. This camera provides temperature readings to ±0.3°C (±0.54°F) when used with backbody up to a maximum distance of 10 feet. When a person with elevated skin temperature is encountered by the camera, it provides an optional audible alert and flashing white LED to alert personnel on site that an individual may need further screening to determine if they have elevated body temperature and to enact facility security and sanitation protocols. Optionally, managers and key personnel can receive text, email and pop up video alerts through our optional AVM (Advanced Video Management) software or MicroNVR recorders.
This camera is a reduced thermal resolution version of our PT-BF5421 model camera, to provide a lower-budget solution for pre-screening skin temperatures at a reduced distance from the camera. For the PT-BF3221 model camera, it is recommended to place the blackbody and person being measured at a distance of 6 feet from the camera, as this camera can measure accurately only up to 10 foot distance (the PT-BF5421 model can measure up to 22 feet maximum). With the reduction of the thermal image sesor resolution, there is also a reduced width of view compared to the PT-BF5421, making this camera better for narrower entrances or areas where people can be funneled one at a time past the camera.
This thermal camera is not designed or intended for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of any disease or condition. This camera can be used as a pre-screening tool that businesses and households can use to identify individuals with elevated skin temperature compared to a customizable reference temperature on entering their premises. This camera should be used as a tool for the initial triage of inidividuals as they are entering the facility, it is recommended that you confirm elevated body temperatures with a secondary evaluation method (NCIT or clinical grade contact thermometer). This device has been submitted to the FDA for approval, but is not yet FDA-cleared. In response to the current evolving public health emergency and continued shortages of temperature measurement products, FDA has issued an Immediately-in-Effect Guidance document to help expand the availability of thermographic systems used for initial body temperature measurements for triage use during this public health emergency.
With this camera in place for your transit facility, hospital, medical facility, casino, manufacturing facility, warehouse or other business, your security personnel will be able to pre-screen persons with an elevated skin temperature without having to touch them, then isolate them for further examination. This camera speeds up screening processes with temperature readings accurate to ±0.3°C when used with optional blackbody.
Mount this camera with quick-deployment tripods or with permanent mount brackets (see options at top of page)
This camera works with our AVM NVR software to integrate this skin temprature sensing camera with the rest of your security cameras, allowing your security personnel to examine personnel as they enter. Find out more about our AVM sotware.
This thermographic camera is great to help pre-screen in order to assist in identifying persons with elevated skin temperatures without contact.
This camera is not a medical device and is not designed or intended to provide diagnosis, prevention or treatment of any disease or condition. This solution is a screening tool that businesses and households can use to identify individuals with elevated skin temperatures compared to a customizable reference temperature (blackbody) while individuals are entering the facility.
Available with rapid deployment tripods, recorder and licenses, or with the camera and/or blackbody alone (see options at top of page or call for assistance)
- HD Resolution Video quality (1920 x 1080 Resolution)
- 2.0 MegaPixel CMOS Image Sensor
- H.265 Video Compression = smaller file size
- 13mm Lens for Temp Detection up to 3 meters
- Bullet camera housing
- Glass front with isolated lenses for better vision
- Built-in VCA with on-screen display of body temperature
- °C and °F display options
- New higher resolution Thermal Camera (400x300 resolution)
- Thermal Sensitivity =40 mK
- Temperature Measurement Range 30°C ~+45°C
- Spectral Range 8 µm–14 µm
- 3-axis adjustment allows mounting on ceiling or wall
- 30 fps video for smooth clear picture
- PoE Support - run just a single CAT-5 to the camera from PoE Switch
- Optional backbox, pole mount and tripod available
- ONVIF 2.0 Compliant - Works with most NVR Software
With the global pandemic of coronavirus still on the rise, in order for our economy to look past it and for people to begin to feel safe at work again, businesses and governments are going to need to take drastic measures in order to ensure the safety of people where they work, shop and travel. Businesses are taking many different measures to try to help ensure the security of their clients and employees. We have highlighted just a few of the locations where these cameras are already being employed to provide pre-screening and triage of persons to help identify those that have elevated skin temperatures so that they can be screened further with FDA-Cleared thermometers prior to allowing entry to a facility.
Airports and Public Transportation Hubs are one of the most obvious applications, and some of the earliest adopters of this technology. Early in the coronavirus pandemic, airports were clogged up with lines of people waiting for manual screening by security personnel with thermometers to screen indivduals for signs of a fever. These cameras improve the speed of these lines 100-fold by allowing for a rapid prescreening of all individuals as quickly as they can walk through, and it identifies people even if their faces are obscured by a mask. If individuals are identified that have a raised body temperature, then they can be separated from the rest for further screening by an FDA approved physical thermometer.
Police and First Responders will have many need to set up checkpoints and screening stations as life tries to return to normal. When used with the tripods and rapid deployment hardware, police and first responders can set up to pre-screen people for elevated skin temperatures as quickly as people can walk through a line. This makes any screening process much more efficient and saves more PPE (masks and gowns) because there is no contact with individuals as they walk past during the pre-screening process.
Hospitals have been overwhelmed with people that have and dont have symptoms and signs of the COVID-19 coronavirus during this pandemic. With a thermal camera that can be used to help identify persons that may have an elevated body temperature, large numbers of people can be rapidly scanned for the most efficient response. With shortages of PPE (masks and gowns), the more prescreening that can occur with non-contact devices like this new thermal camera, the better it will be for all of our valuable healthcare workers.
Note: this cameras is not a medical device and is not designed to diagnose or treat any virus or disease.
Sports Arenas, Concert Venues and Convention Centers all have hundreds or thousands of people that need to enter the facilities at the same time. These facilities were some of the first impacted by the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus because of the possible mass exposure. This shows that these facilities are going to be one of the worst impacted when it comes to the world moving forward in the aftermath of this pandemic to help prevent future problems. Contact-type screening for fevers of each person that enters the facility would take far too long, and could cause these facilities to stay closed for even longer. These facilities, more than most greatly benefit from the rapid pre-screening technology of these new thermographic cameras for elevated skin temperatures. With these cameras in place at each of the security checkpoints, all the patrons and employees can be rapidly scanned. These systems can be quickly deployed for temporary screening, or can be permanently mounted for ongoing usage. Once individuals are identified as having elevated skin temperatures from a thermographic camera, it is highly recommended that these individuals are futher screened for fever (elevated body temperatures) by personnel with an FDA-cleared thermometer prior to entering the facility.
Manufacturing Facilities, Transportation Hubs and Warehouses are the backbone of the supply chains that are critical during times of pandemics. These facilities cannot stop operating, otherwise society in general starts suffering from lack of food and necessary goods. However, the workers in the factories and warehouse facilities can also be at risk, as it takes many people to run the food manufacturing lines. Even with staggering shifts and social distancing, further protection is needed. pre-screening employees prior to entering the factory or warehouse, along with other disinfection methods and protocols can assist in ensuring that our critical infrastructure is able to keep running.
Grocery Stores are one of the only businesses and areas that have not closed during the shutdowns imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. This means that all people, infected and non-infected alike are walking around in one place and comingling. The employees within the grocery stores are often elderly and susceptible to some of the worst effects of viruses. Pre-screening individuals for elevated skin temperatures can help identify at-risk employees or clients early to provide further screening with an FDA-cleared thermometer for fevers prior to entry.
Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities have been riddled with infection, and the residents of these facilities are the most susceptible to complications from the virus. This is why during the coronavirus pandemic, many of these facilities cut off all ties with the outside world. Unfortunately, still workers in many instances have become infected and brought the virus into the facility ultimately infecting many of the residents. Because a fever is often one of the earliest symptoms of many viruses, many of these facilities have implemented protocols to examine body temperatures of individuals as they enter the facility. Rapid pre-screening of visitors and employees entering the facility for elevated skin temperatures can be useful in speeding up the entry process and limiting exposure of the population to individuals who may already be infected with viruses such as the flu. Once persons are identified with elevated skin temp, it is recommended that they be further screened for elevated body temperature by personnel with an FDA-cleared thermometer prior to allowing them to access the facility.
Car Dealers have great numbers of people cycling through to examine and even test drive the different vehicles. With the new coronavirus and possible future viral threats, operations must change to keep all their employees and customers safe. One great way to accomplish this in a way that has minimal visual and time impact on clients and staff, can be the use of methods of screening individuals for elevated body temperatures. Our thermal cameras can be permanently mounted in entry ways so that they are barely even noticeable but can provide alerts with our AVM software to key personnel in the facility when elevated skin temperatures are detected, so that they can further screen and address the issue or take other precautions.
Apartment Buildings, Condos and High Rises all have many people living in close proximity to one another, with common areas of contact. This makes it crucial that surfaces are disinfected regularly, but also is a great place to provide pre-screening of individuals elevated skin temperature, to allow them to quickly quarantine and stay clear of other residents. These cameras can be used in a permanent mount setting to assist in identifying if an individual has elevated body temperatures.
This thermal camera is not designed or intended for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of any disease or condition. This solution is a pre-screening tool that businesses and households can use to identify individuals with elevated skin temperature compared to a customizable reference temperature on entering their premises. This camera should be used as a tool for the initial triage of inidividuals as they are entering the facility, it is recommended that you confirm elevated body temperatures with a secondary evaluation method (NCIT or clinical grade contact thermometer). This device has been submitted to the FDA for approval, but is not yet FDA-cleared. In response to the current evolving public health emergency and continued shortages of temperature measurement products, FDA has issued an Immediately-in-Effect Guidance document to help expand the availability of thermographic systems used for initial body temperature measurements for triage use during this public health emergency.