1) Your best defense to mitigate damages due to COVID-19 lawsuits!
Help mitigate the damages from potential lawsuits from actors, employees, general public and visitors who enter your event gathering(s) and get infected by COVID-19 or another type of virus. Stay clear of buying cheap COVID-MADE IR equipment. Questions to ask. Is the fever screening system medical grade? How long has the company been working with temperature screening? Is there a 510(k) Clearance from the FDA on their IR equipment? Knowing you have the best fever screening equipment will help to set your mind at ease.
2) What infrared camera specs are needed to capture a highly accurate image?
Extreme accuracy and sensitivity will help to ensure maximum safety at your gathering. Our cameras have the lowest margin of error at ± 0.1°C to 0.3°C. One degree of error can make a critical difference in whether a person has an elevated temperature or not. The temperatures obtained from the inner canthus of the eye are translated to an estimated body temperature via the device software and an indication of the subject’s body temperature is displayed to the user.
3) All infrared cameras are not created equal. Does your system have the backing as our cameras do?
Our system has the FDA 510(k) Clearance. Telethermographic Systems Intended for Adjunctive Diagnostic Screening. In general, manufacturers of telethermographic systems intended for adjunctive diagnostic screening are required to submit a premarket notification pursuant to section 510(k) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 360(k)) and 21 CFR 807.81 to FDA and receive FDA clearance prior to marketing these devices in the United States, as well as comply with post-marketing requirements.
3) Why is it important to have a FDA 510(k) Clearance on thermal imaging system?
The ICI Series P and S IR Cameras are considered medical grade, which provides capture of skin surface temperature of any part of the body, and the IR Flash Software version 1.0, which provides visualization and reporting functionalities, are intended for use as an adjunct to other clinical diagnostic procedures in the diagnosis, quantifying, and screening of relative skin surface temperature. Environment of use: hospitals, sub-acute healthcare settings, public areas, i.e., airports. (Documented Resource)
4) Are your event organizers deploying and implementing a screening system intended to be used for non-invasive fever screening under correct conditions to prevent the spread of viral infections?
There are many factors that play into achieving an accurate temperature reading.
5) Why a spot thermometer is less accurate than a thermal camera?
Simply put, a forehead thermometer or spot radiometer uses a single detector to calculate huge variables. Hence, inconsistent and inaccurate data. Unfortunately, this has greatly reduced the general publics faith in temperature screening. Whereas, commercial grade thermal cameras can have 70,000 to 300,000+ detectors calculating this data. Hence, a highly accurate temperature measurement. This can and has greatly slowed the spread of a virus when someone is showing signs of fighting an illness.
Spot thermometers, infrared cameras and thermal imaging systems don’t actually measure temperature — they measure the radiated energy from the first 1/1000 of an inch of a surface, in this case the subject’s skin. The radiant energy is then converted into an electronic signal that produces a thermal image with temperature calculations.
6) What is needed in a quality infrared temperature screening system?
Infrared Camera with 510(k) Clearance from the FDA, a Temperature Reference Source, Integrated Temperature Monitoring Software Package and a professional Thermographer to run the system.