Kentix simplifies COVID-19 hotspot detection with IoT solution
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Kentix SmartXcan provides early hotspot detection in vulnerable industrial areas such as meat and food processing.
Idar-Oberstein, 30.07.2020 +++ Kentix GmbH, manufacturer of professional smart building security solutions for the physical security of business-critical infrastructures, provides with the latest software update of the SmartXcan an easy way to identify regional COVID-19 hotspots early by contactless fever screening. Approximately 1/3 of COVID-19 infected persons show fever symptoms and can be quickly detected by SmartXcan. Hotspots, as they have become known in many companies (especially in the food industry) in recent weeks, can thus be detected and contained at an early stage. The new Kentix SmartXcan provides a fast and reliable body temperature measurement. The operation is intuitive and self-explanatory, the results are reliable and accurate. The measurement is contactless – therefore safe for the user. EU-GDPR-compliant operation is possible without problems.
Fever screening as a simple method to avoid hotspots
25-35 % of people infected with COVID-19 show fever as a symptom according to the latest studies by the Robert Koch Institute, WHO and Johns Hopkins University The first infected persons can be detected by SmartXcan fever screening and further preventive measures can be taken quickly to prevent further spread. This is particularly effective when the group of people tested remains largely unchanged, such as in companies, public authorities, schools, kindergartens or associations. The SmartXcan measures body temperature in the inner eye socket, directly above the course of the facial artery. The SmartXcan sensor technology ensures that the measurement is always the same according to a strict specification for the distance and orientation of the head. This is a significant advantage over most systems with thermal imaging cameras. Independent tests by IPVM (ipvm.com) have confirmed a measurement accuracy of 0.3 °C.
Easy integration thanks to IT standards
The SmartXcan is simply integrated into the network via Ethernet with PoE and can then send messages via various protocols. Information about all system states and alarms can be exchanged via the Rest API with web hooks, SNMP or e-mail. In addition to measurement, the SmartXcan also monitors environmental parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, but also sabotage on the device itself. A further innovation is the activation of the measurement via the integrated RFID reader, based on MIFARE® DESFire® technology.
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