Fever screening technology set to become as popular as CCTV, says security expert


Bradley Williams, director of Unique Fire and Security, says fever screening technology will support businesses in protecting staff and customers as lockdown measures are relaxed

“Fever screening is a new technology being brought to the market as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, offering businesses a solution to prevent the potential spread of coronavirus amongst their workforce or onto their customers.

“We are already in contact with a number of businesses across a range of sectors including care homes, schools and transport providers who are keen to install systems to limit the spread of the virus, ultimately ensuring limited staff sickness and isolation, increased confidence and a speedy adaptation to ‘the new normal’.

“Being able to quickly and safely spot someone with a fever entering the premises allows businesses to offer an enhanced level of personal security which extends beyond social distancing measures, so it isn’t a surprise that our customers have already taken a keen interest in this technology. We are expecting to see a substantial increase in sales and installations of this technology over the coming weeks and months as the current lockdown restrictions are relaxed, and we expect fever screening technology to play an important part in allowing businesses to reopen, and getting the economy back on its feet.”

Bradley believes that without widespread use of fever technology as evidenced in other countries, the UK is at risk of suffering from a longer lockdown transition than necessary. He added: “There has already been discussion in the media on how the UK has been slower to respond to the coronavirus crisis than many other countries, which has sadly resulted in the UK suffering from one of the highest death tolls across the globe.

“How to get people back to work and businesses back in operation, without fear of a second wave of infection, is a question on everyone’s lips. Fever screening technology helps answer that question – and it’s vital for our economy that as a nation, we don’t find ourselves at a further disadvantage by failing to use the technology that’s already available to us.”