Temperature screening kiosks aren't a fad: Here's why

Published: 01/27/2021 Times Read: 260 Comments : 0

You can’t be too safe these days. That’s why businesses everywhere, including schools, airports, hospitals, restaurants, retailers, and more have made temperature screening kiosks a part of their daily operation. Designed to quickly and accurately detect a person’s temperature, these screening kiosks have become a huge hit during the pandemic. While some were hesitant toward the modern devices initially, it became clear that handheld thermometers just didn’t make sense. The fact that they require a person to operate and aren’t always accurate meant it was time to find a better solution. As the pandemic continues to impact everyone, businesses have put their best efforts forward to create a safe environment for employees, customers, and guests. You might be thinking, okay, temperature readers are great right now. But what about after the pandemic ends? Here’s why temperature kiosks aren’t just a fad:


Temperature screening shouldn’t end with COVID


Temperature screening has quickly become a part of our everyday lives. If we want to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone healthy, it’s necessary to screen people for fevers in public, shared spaces. This doesn’t only apply to COVID-19. Before the pandemic, we all prepared for fall and winter—otherwise known as cold and flu season. No matter what level of precautions we take, these things will always be a risk. Now’s the time to take what we’ve learned and apply it to future use. If you’re still skeptical about the benefits of temperature kiosks and temperature cameras, do your research and push your doubts aside. These devices will help keep your business healthy and safe for years to come. By continuing temperature checks even after the pandemic ends, we’ll be able to prevent the unnecessary spread of the flu, common cold, and other viruses, and hopefully decrease the possibility of another global pandemic.


Hands-free employee clock-ins


Smart kiosks are an ideal way to check temperatures, but they do so much more than that. Top-of-the-line products give you the option to use facial recognition to clock your employees in and out every day. Since the system recognizes faces, you can program every employee into the system and see when they arrive and leave. This is an efficient clock-in method, not only because it’s a fast, hands-free system, but because temperatures are taken at the same time. The whole process takes only seconds. Plus, with the HealthGuard Technology Safety Portal, administrators can view all data right from their computers or smartphones. It’s easy to check when employees clocked in and out, if a high temperature was detected, and if any unknown visitors entered the building. If a high temperature is read, you’ll be notified immediately, and the person will be denied entry. Investing in this equipment is essential during this pandemic, but it will remain a useful tool long after the health crisis ends.


Adapting to the “new normal”


Whether we’re ready to admit it or not, many precautions we’ve taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic will stick around for years to come. Masks will likely remain required or suggested in some public areas, and social distancing will be implemented as much as possible. So, of course, the technology we’ve grown accustomed to will stick around, as well. Much like travel changes after 9/11, we’ll continue to follow precautions, like getting our temperatures taken, to do things like dine at restaurants, work in a crowded office, and attend doctors appointments. As we know by now, we should never underestimate the power of technology. We live by it, we let it guide us and help us problem solve, and we’re always willing to purchase the latest, most up-to-date gadgets when they hit the market. Smart temperature kiosks are no exception. As the world keeps evolving, so will our temperature devices, and there’s no telling how else they may be useful down the line. Rather than turning away from these new advancements, we should embrace them, understanding that without them, we wouldn’t be able to return to life as we know it.

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