As the world explores new methods to contain the virus, many major companies such as Tyson Foods, Intel Corp, and Amazon are at the forefront of providing higher security levels. These corporations have implemented temperature monitoring solutions by outfitting their businesses with thermal detection cameras.

These same cameras have been in use at airports in the Northeast since the SARS epidemic in 2003. Current thermal surveillance technology runs on a built-in algorithm that identifies individuals with an elevated temperature. Equipped with the capability of monitoring multiple people from a distance with accuracy, this tech offers the solution for quick assessment without personal contact. These new cameras currently detect more accurately than anything else on the market, commercial grade systems  start at $15,000 to $25,000 per unit. 

Employers are taking the initiative and transitioning from traditional security systems and investing in today’s progressive solutions. More than 8 Amazon warehouses are already outfitted with these cameras. Company spokesperson, Kristen Kishin, made a statement in an article published by CNN Business about the recent changes “In efforts to support the health and safety of our employees, who continue to provide a critical service in our communities.” See full article here. 

These recent developments are a leading example of how preventative measures are essential in these uncertain times and for future viral attacks. Our goal at Ateki is to provide current products and services to help build a healthier future. We are backed by a team that continues to be committed to keeping our customer’s and community’s best interests in mind.