Paxton has released an online video tutorial which explains how thermal scanning can help buildings installed with Net2 become more COVID-secure. It has also updated the systems software and has six new thermal scan integrations available to boost installer and end-user flexibility.
Paxton has been developing solutions throughout 2020 to help reduce the spread of the virus in sites with its Net2 access control system installed. Paxton established that thermal scanning upon entry to a site or designated area would be beneficial to monitor people’s wellbeing and reducing the risk of infection to staff and visitors.
Paxton’s global product manager, Steve Rowlands, explains: “Currently in the access control industry, thermal scanners are seeing a significant rise in demand. This is due to the symptom associated with the virus of a consistently high temperature.”
As global scientific evidence suggests, one of the most common symptoms of coronavirus is a fever with a temperature above 37,8 degrees Celsius. A site being able to detect this is an efficient way to increase their building’s defence against the pandemic and help to meet COVID-secure guidelines.
Rowlands continues: “It is important to reiterate that thermal scanning alone does not address government guidelines. However, by utilising thermal scanning in combination with access control, we are able to further reduce a building’s risk by denying access to people with a heightened temperature.”
The new thermal scanning integrations compliment Paxton’s recent software updates: Occupancy Management, Flexible Access Permissions and Checkpoint Control. When these elements are combined, a system administrator can set up designated checkpoints to manage the flow of people and reduce overcrowding as well as maintain social distancing.
Rowlands explains how the thermal scanning process works with Net2: “The user presents their physical token and their temperature is taken simultaneously by the thermal scanner. Access is permitted if their temperature is in the acceptable range and their token is valid. If a valid token is presented but their temperature is too high, access is denied. This process takes less than a second and works in conjunction with Net2 and our new series of COVID-secure feature updates.”
Manufacturers that have currently had their thermal scanning integrations approved to work with Net2 include:
• Dahua Thermal Temperature Station.
• Hikvision Face Recognition Terminal (Minmoe).
• ZK Teco SpeedFace Reader.
• Suprema Facestation 2.
• FDP-3000 Thermi-Scan Reader.
• Genie WIP2FRTMTP.
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