As businesses reopened during the coronavirus pandemic, they were met with various requirements to keep their employees and customers safe. Many companies looked to the CDC for COVID-19 recommendations

Besides social distancing, wearing masks, and having hand sanitizer readily available, one of the most common recommendations adopted by numerous businesses has been screening body temperatures at their building’s entry points. To streamline the process, companies are turning to automated body temperature scanners. 

There’s a lot to consider when placing an automated body temperature scanner in your business. Here’s what you need to know to efficiently and effectively add a temperature checker to your company. 

What is an automated temperature scanner?

This temperature scanner automatically reads a person’s temperature to determine if an elevated body temperature is detected without any contact. 

Using advanced thermal imaging, automated temperature scanners identify infrared rays released from the body. These rays indicate a person’s body heat, which the scanner then converts into a readable temperature. 

If an elevated temperature is detected, the scanner either sounds an alarm or sends a notification. 

These automated scanners have become increasingly popular in businesses like:

  • Healthcare facilities (doctor’s offices, emergency rooms, and hospitals)
  • Airports
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Shopping centers/malls
  • Banks
  • Office buildings
  • Event spaces/venues
  • Hotels/Resorts
  • Casinos
  • Colleges and schools

Features of an automated temperature scanner

A contactless temperature measurement scanner has many exceptional features that enhance its systems, including:

  • Strategic and convenient positioning- Most automated scanners can communicate if you are standing too close or far away from the machine. At the same time, they can be mounted on a wall, floor stand, or wherever your business needs them. 
  • Accurate readings- As technology progresses, scanners have become more and more accurate. Most automated scanners provide temperatures within a 0.30 range. 
  • Immediate response- These scanners can give readings promptly, so there’s no worry about groups of people congregating around waiting for readings.
  • A transparent alert system- No matter the results, the scanners will alert you through clear audio. 

(We recommend reading the scanner’s user manual before using it to become familiar with all your machine has to offer.)

Benefits of automated temperature scanners

An automated scanner can be an invaluable investment to your business if you’re looking for ways to improve your customer and/or employee COVID screening process. Contactless temperature scanners offer countless benefits in one convenient machine.

Secure safety measure

Restricting employees or customers’ entry into establishments who have abnormal temperature readings has gone a long way to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and other harmful germs. A temperature scanner is a preventative measure to take when complying with health guidelines.

Decreasing invasive methods and crowding

A temperature gun pointed at the forehead, and other traditional temperature readers can feel invasive. They also make it impossible to socially distance from one another. An automatic scanner keeps traffic moving at entry points while not invading an individual’s personal space. 

Less human contact

Automated temperature scanners eliminate human-to-human contact. You won’t need to designate a supervisor or other employee to be in charge of taking temperatures, reducing the risk of them spreading the virus or any other germs.

Cut labor costs

As we stated above, there is no need to have someone on the clock with a touchless system in your business. The scanner is fully automated to operate on its own without physical assistance.

Why an automated temperature scanner is critical for your business

Installing an automated temperature scanner offers many advantages to the safety and security of your business, including:

  • Assurance & protection
  • Piece of mind
  • Confidence
  • Convenience

Final thoughts

High temperatures are an indication of a fever. While the CDC has updated its suggestions on how businesses should handle screening for COVID-19, most companies have adopted the policy of sending individuals with higher-than-normal temperatures home. 

Here at SkinStitch, we understand the importance of providing high-quality, yet affordable temperature scanners, hand sanitizers, and hand sanitizing dispensers that will help keep businesses as safe as possible. Reach out to us for more information on using our products as part of your company’s fight against COVID-19