Businesses that are desperately awaiting the lockdown to be lifted, need to also be geared with precautionary measures to ensure the safety of their workforce. A fail-safe mechanism that acts as a barrier between the healthy and the infected persons is critical to contain the spread of the Corona Virus.
NUOS Home Automation launched India’s first-ever IR Touchless Thermal Scanner for Covid19 Safety, an infrared wall-mount thermal touchless detector, for automatically detecting persons with elevated body temperature. As per the Government of India’s Standard Operating procedure for Social Distancing for Offices, Workplaces, Factories and Establishments, the thermal scanning of everyone entering and exiting the workplace/establishment is deemed mandatory. The installation of these touchless thermal scanners at the entrances of institutions and commercial establishments like offices, shops, clinics and also the entrances of societies & households will play a crucial role in curbing the spread of the deadly virus, by indicating whether a person has fever, one of the symptoms of Covid-19.
As the workflow begins post the lifting of the lockdown, workplaces like institutions, factories, offices, shops are bound to be subjected to an inflow of employees, vendors, customers, labourers, etc. The NUOS IR Touchless Thermal Scanner will not only detect an infected person at the entrance of a premise but also restrict their entry through its Relay Output, which is used to control the entire automated door to allow/disallow people based on their health condition. The installation of this device can safeguard public places like malls, public transport like flight, bus, trains, cabs from spreading the virus, by disallowing the infected persons to board in. It can be adopted by residential societies, as well as households, for detecting visitors, including delivery workers, who may be Covid19, positive, thereby curbing the spread of the virus in the community.
The conventional IR thermal sensing handheld device (currently being imported from China) is supposed to be held against the forehead of a person and needs manual operation. As the person reading the temperature has to come in close proximity to the scanned person, they could also be at high risk of contracting the virus. The NUOS IR Touchless Thermal Scanner, once installed at the entrance or outside the door, uses an IR thermal sensor to detect the body temperature of a person. When a person walks in front of the scanner, the scanner need not touch the person and would be automatically detected by the infrared thermal sensing, if standing within 10 cm of the scanner with its in-built distance sensor.
If the detected body temperature is within the normal body temperature range of 33°C to 37°C, then the buzzer beeps once. If the temperature is elevated and between 37°C to 41°C, the device beeps the buzzer for 3 secs, as well as actuates the output relay 3 times which could be connected to a hooter/ doorbell/ automated door system, alarming the user of a sick person outside. If the temperature is below 33°C or above 41°C, then the scanner output remains inactive.
“We foresee that post the lockdown, fear of contracting Covid-19 may persist amongst citizens, as there will be free movement of people and goods. With so much fear amidst everyone about the threat of the spread of the virus, we identified the need for a touchless device, which would help people feel secure, as they work or stay indoors in their offices, workplaces or homes. With the launch of this product, we look forward to contributing our knowledge and expertise as an automation company, towards the eradication of the Pandemic from India”, says Neil Savant, Founder, CEO & Managing Director, NUOS Home Automation.
Currently, early adopters of this life-saving device are companies like Adroit Biomed Ltd., in the healthcare sector, supplying to doctors and their clinics; Access Control- Security and Automation OEMs company; Workplace India- a company into furniture and floorings; Worktrends Global LLP and Happy Visitors eSolutions Pvt. Ltd., a facility management company. “We currently have enquiries from companies in the Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Pharma, Retail and Service Sectors like Shops and Salon chains. Also, as we progress on the marketing front, we look forward to societies and end consumers benefitting from our product”, says Geetica Srivastava, Co-founder and CMO, NUOS Home Automation.
The installation does not need any civil work or rewiring. It fits in existing spaces on a wall and can be plugged in a regular 110-230V AC socket. No operator is needed to operate the scanner. It is wall-mount and Touchless, thereby reducing the risk of contracting the disease from an infected person and then re-transmitting to all the people getting scanned subsequently. Additionally, the device is completely battery-less and is Plug and Play- one can stick it on the wall at a comfortable height and plug into a 110-240VAC power socket to power up. Most importantly, the device has Relay Output- can be used to control the entire automated door to allow/disallow people based on their health condition, and an in-built Distance Sensor, to avoid incorrect measuring distance and incorrect reading, which is a possibility with a handheld scanner. The device also flashes the results under 1 sec.
“With the launch of the NUOS IR Thermal Touchless Scanner, we are hopeful to be able to support all SMEs, small businesses and organizations and ultimately, the Indian economy, to regain momentum, thereby ensuring safe working environments. We pride ourselves on developing a prototype to the Chinese Thermal Scanner, offering better safety features and functionalities, through our expertise and extensive research & development. With many countries turning towards India for manufacturing and imports, we envision a huge demand for our product in the coming time. We envisage manufacturing the device in huge quantities, to be exported abroad, on the lines of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, led by our hon. Prime Minister, Narendra Modiji. With this, it will be our constant endeavour to bring to the fore many more products, that could help our country establish a robust healthcare system, while it also gives an impetus to the manufacturing sector in India,” adds Geetica.
The device has its utility at the entrances of government buildings, office buildings, private/public hospitals, society buildings, restaurants, malls, movie theatres, police stations, homes and societies or any establishments which have people going in and out.
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