Vodafone Helps The Uk Back To Work Safely With Launch Of IoT-enabled Heat Detection Camera

Vodafone UK has come into partnership with Digital Barriers to launch a Heat Detection Camera to help the UK organizations get back to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic. The Heat Detection Camera works by combining thermal imaging and Vodafone’s leading IoT connectivity to screen temperature of people as they enter buildings. 

The rate at which each camera can check the temperature is 100 people per minute. The thermal images are streamed securely and in real-time to a mobile device or laptop. A discreet alert is provided by instant analytics if any person happens to have raised temperature. The alerts then undergo further investigation using the standard clinical evaluation methods in order to determine whether further action is required or not. IoT provides reliable and secure connectivity and enables standalone installation with no additional IT requirements.

Digital Barriers, a UK based innovator supported by tech incubator Tomorrow Street has developed the camera in partnership with Vodafone Business 5G accelerator. The camera uses both HD cameras and thermal that deliver reliable, real-time body temperature screening accurate to within +/- 0.3 degrees Celsius.  The solution can screen up to eight people at a time and 100 every minute and takes less than half a second to assess individual body temperatures. 

The Heat Detection Camera has been designed keeping in mind all business and public sector customers. It is ideal for all of them and can provide reassurance to employees and customers and protect the front of the house staff.  

Anne Sheehan, Business Director, Vodafone UK said: “During this crisis, our role has been to keep the UK connected.  Now, we want to help UK organizations get their people back to work while prioritizing their safety.  The Heat Detection Camera is a helpful tool to support this goal, every organization needs one. We believe technology-led solutions will play an important role in return-to-work strategies.”

Scott Petty, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone UK, said: “The Heat Detection Camera brings together Vodafone’s expertise in IoT with innovative technology and a secure managed service to create an enterprise-grade solution that protects employees and front-of-house staff.  Our IoT network can connect many cameras quickly and without disruption in almost any location; and our ongoing partnership with Digital Barriers provides reassurance that the underlying software and hardware is engineered to the highest standards.” 

Zak Doffman, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Barriers said: “This Heat Detection Camera has been designed to help companies safeguard staff and customers, reopen facilities and get back to work safely. The solution combines class-leading temperature screening with highly secure remote access and alerts. Partnering with Vodafone UK to bring this to market will ensure it is widely available and supported by a world-class IoT network and managed services operation.”

The Heat Detection Camera comes in a complete package with a laptop and tablet as part of Vodafone UK’s Smart Vision Portfolio. The Camera comes with full installation and a 24/7 secure managed service to cater to organizations with extended working hours. The managed service monitors the system infrastructure and field engineers will be sent if a camera fails.

The Heat Detection Camera is available on a 12-month term at £1,711 (excl.VAT) per month. Other pricing models are available.

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