In recent years, our world has gotten a lot smaller and more become accessible to people from all over the world. This is mainly due to advances in transportation technologies, such as aviation, becoming more affordable. This allows airlines to set up more travel routes than ever before.
With new airline routes and air fares becoming more affordable, more people travel the world than ever before. However, this can also pose risks to countries and their people as travellers can introduce new illnesses and viruses into the countries they visit.
In most cases, these illnesses and viruses cause a high body temperature, or a fever, which can be an indicator that a person is unwell and may need treatment. Fever screening is often sent up at border crossings, such as airports
, and sea ports, and in public places, such as shopping centres and hospitals, to check people for a high fever which can sometimes be an indicator of serious illnesses such as Ebola, SARS or the Coronavirus.
Thermal Imaging is the process to create an image using Infrared Radiation. Most things emit some form of Infrared Radiation, including humans and animals. Infrared Radiation is directly affected by temperature, e.g. the higher the temperature the more Infrared Radiation is emitted, and the inverse is also true. Using a Microbolometer, a thermal camera is capable of generating a Thermal Image by applying a colour palette to the different intensities of Infrared Radiation.
Thermal imaging is used for fever screening and detection for a number of reasons. Often fever screening is set up at border points such as airports, seaports and in public places, these are busy areas often having hundreds of people passing at a time. If you used a regular ear thermometer on every single person that came off a flight or a ferry this can cause serious delays for passengers. Thermal Imaging cameras can solve this problem as they can be set-up to scan a large number of people at a time. It is also important to note when using a ear thermometer on every person the readings are at a single spot on the persons face , but a thermal image uses 1000’s of temperature readings (Pixels) to build up a 2 dimensional picture of the face of the person screen. This allows the medical team screening the person to have a better understanding of the temperature of the person. As with all fever screening the incubation period of the virus will affect the temperatures recorded on the human face .Any abnormal face temperature noted within the thermal screening process should then be checked further by medical professionals and further corrective action taken if required.
SATIR has supplied fixed and handheld thermal imaging cameras for fever screening and detection. Get in touch with us to speak to a member of our sales team today via our contact form on the website or phone us on 00353 (0) 41 9846786.
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Night vision camera systems are becoming more popular with each winter this is due to the benefits drivers are enjoying from the SATIR Nightvision systems. They are popular with individuals who drive often in rural areas in areas of poor lighting or in areas where there is wild animals roaming the roads freely such as safari in Africa or Kangaroos in the Australian outback. A new market is emerging that SATIR nightvision systems are being installed on larger vehicles such as jeeps, vans, tractors, buses and trucks. Let’s look at the basics of SATIR night vision systems.
The technology behind SATIR nightvision systems is known as thermal imaging or infrared. This technology is based on temperature measurement. All people, animals, object emit a temperature or infrared energy that can be seen in the dark or wet weather when using infrared technology.
Drivers of large vehicles are up at a height and may not be able to see clearly all the time at ground-level what is on the road. This happens often in bad weather conditions in high winds, fog, mist and heavy rain. The reason why a nigtvision systems should be in large vehicles is to allow the driver to have a quicker reaction time in order to protect the lives of other road users such as cyclists and also to protect the driver and their load whether it is goods or passengers in a bus.
The SATIR nightvision system we would recommend for large vehicles is the NV628. The NV628 can be easily installed in the grill of the truck, tractor or bus. It can be connected to existing LCD screens that may already be in the vehicle. It has a 384x288 IR detector which will deliver 110592 pixels to the display screen. The NV628 includes an optional PDS system which can highlight people or other obstacles on the road. The IP69K encapsulation means the housing of the nightvision system is protected from dust and water. For more details visit https://satir.com/product/satir-nv628