by Brianna Crandall — May 29, 2020 — With occupants and visitors slowly returning to commercial and public facilities and institutions following the COVID-19 shutdowns, facilities and security managers may find themselves responsible for not only ensuring that those entering are authorized to do so, but that they are not inadvertently bringing the coronavirus with them.
One of the first steps in preventing cross contamination in a facility is to measure and screen personnel that may have a fever, which is one of the main symptoms of COVID-19. The need to screen individuals that work together in large workforce environments is imperative to reduce the risk of spreading the infection, as will most likely remain true once schools and large venues start to reopen, as well.
One of the most common ways to do this is with non-contact infrared thermometers. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website explains the benefits, limitations, proper use and cleaning of these instruments.
DeltaTrak, an innovator of cold chain management and temperature monitoring solutions, recently announced the immediate availability of the new Model 15004 Non-Contact Forehead Infrared Thermometer that serves as a valuable solution in the fight against the coronavirus. The new FDA- and CE-approved Forehead Infrared Thermometer provides instant readings without necessary contact, making it a suitable solution for COVID-19 risk prevention.
Frederick Wu, president and CEO of DeltaTrak, stated:
With so much concern about health and safety at this time, it was important that we provided a solution that can be used to quickly and safely measure body temperature in large group settings. Our focus is presenting meaningful solutions to current pandemic conditions for businesses we serve around the world. We believe that this new non-contact forehead infrared thermometer will be significantly beneficial in performing the daily preventive protection measures that we must do to minimize cross contamination and maximize safety for all of us in every community during this trying time.
According to the product page, the thermometer is guaranteed for 100,000 measurements. Either Celsius or Fahrenheit readings can be selected, and it can measure the temperature of either a body, surface or room. The memory holds 32 points of temperature data. An automatic green (normal), orange (low) or red (high) backlight enables easy interpretation of a given temperature reading, and a high-fever alarm sounds if the temperature is higher than 100.4°F.
DeltaTrak’s new life sciences website includes information on the latest coronavirus updates and the new Model 15004 Non-Contact Forehead Infrared Thermometer.