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High Crowd Volume Temperature Screening Technology

February 9, 2021

As exhibitions and events regain their stride and larger crowds begin gathering, show organizers must apply innovative measures to help staff and attendees feel safe. This includes updated security protocols, such as temperature screening at entrance and exit points.

United Security Services has entered into an exclusive partnership with Omnisense, premier provider of thermal-based temperature monitoring and scanning systems, to allow for easy temperature screening of crowds without disrupting the flow of traffic.

The Omnisense MK4 Mass Fever Screening System is non-intrusive, fast and discrete. Its advanced detection algorithm accurately identifies febrile subjects in high pedestrian throughput, with accurate detection of up 3,000 people per hour and an audible alert upon detection, while the auto-tracking feature simplifies subject identification.

Even with the emergence of a vaccine for COVID-19, adapted security and safety screening protocols will likely remain during trade shows and live events. United Security’s partnership with Omnisense combines streamlined technology with event security expertise to create a non-intrusive, safe experience for guests and staff.

The Omnisense MK4 Mass Fever Screening System was put to use at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). United Security thermal screened all show guests in an open-air environment. According to the CDC, an open-air environment is the best place to hold people in a queue as they are less likely to spread the virus.

Screening took place in a 20×40-foot tent, with two side walls dropped to produce the necessary background for the thermal lens. The walking queue snaked around the interior of the tent, keeping guests out of the sun for the recommended period of 30 seconds before they walked past the thermal lens. With a single unit, show organizers were able to screen 45-55 guests per minute – the speed by which a single file line moves.

Once an alert arose, the guest was asked to step to the side and wait in the cooling tent. The key was to not hold up the line by removing the guests when needed. In the secondary cooling tent, guests waited 5 minutes and were then asked to walk past the lens one more time. If they failed the screening twice, they were asked to leave the grounds and their ticket was refunded.

Using these scanners inside would create a very similar scenario. Outdoors, a 30-second period of time needs to lapse from walking outside to passing the lens so the guests can adequately cool off. Indoors offers a better solution to electrical set up and a background that does not direct sun exposure.

View a video of the thermal imaging unit in action at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show here.

Even with the emergence of a vaccine for COVID-19, adapted security and safety screening protocols will likely remain during trade shows and live events. United Security’s partnership with Omnisense combines streamlined technology with event security expertise to create a non-intrusive, safe experience for guests and staff.