How big is the market for access control

Seek Scan from the Californian company Seek Thermal is an infrared thermal imaging system with which the human skin temperature is measured without contact. It consists of two components: a camera and a heat source. The temperature on a person's face can be reliably measured within seconds and compared with the specified reference temperature. As soon as this is exceeded, an alarm is triggered. The measurement accuracy is very high, it is + - 0.3 degrees Celsius. The system can be set up in a few minutes thanks to the software supplied; only two tripods and a Windows PC are required.


Fever measurement in the entrance area complements proven hygiene concepts

Especially where many people come together, bundles of measures are required that make living together safer during the Corona crisis. Factories, hotels, restaurants, shops, government agencies, educational institutions and leisure facilities must protect their employees, students, patients and customers from infection. It is also important to prevent a possible infection from spreading at hubs such as airports. A main symptom of Corona is fever, as studies by the WHO show. In addition to the classic hygiene measures, companies in Asia and the USA in particular are already relying on additional access control by scanning body temperature.


Particularly simple: the Seek Scan system

Seek Thermal has developed an indoor fever scanner that can be quickly installed in an entrance area or lobby. This requires two tripods, which are available separately and which are set up at a distance of 1.5 meters. The camera is installed and plugged into a socket on one side and the heat source on the other. This is connected to a Windows PC via USB. The Seek Scan software is on the supplied USB stick and can be quickly installed on the PC. The system is ready for operation within a few minutes - without training or special equipment. The temperature is measured without contact directly on the person's face as soon as they enter the area and compared with the heat source as a reference. The measurement takes into account that the skin temperature is generally a few degrees below body temperature. For a precise analysis, it is important that the distance of 1.5 meters between the two measuring devices is maintained - this can be ensured, for example, by markings on the floor. The temperature of the visitors can be monitored from a PC from a safe distance, for example in a hotel lobby. Special security personnel are not required for this. The universal bouncer Seek Scan can therefore be used in small, medium and large companies as well as in almost all industries. Seek Scan is now available from distributor MacLAND at an MSRP of 2,390 euros.


About Seek Thermal

Seek Thermal was founded in 2012 by industry leading scientists Bill Parrish and Tim Fitzgibbons who pioneered the state of military and professional thermal imaging technology for 40 years. As one of the few companies in the world that builds sensors, Seek Thermal has shipped hundreds of thousands of thermal imaging products around the world and has made thermal imaging a widely accessible, everyday tool.