Swissport trials thermal technology

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Swissport Western Europe and Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, are collaborating on a three week trial of thermal camera technology at Birmingham International airport.

This is in response to COVID-19, as the aviation industry seeks to enhance air passenger safety and confidence.

The trial uses a thermal camera, which is positioned at the boarding gate of a major European airline and can pinpoint the temperature of passengers as they pass through. The technology alerts the member of staff watching the monitor to anyone with an elevated temperature, a key indicator for COVID-19.

The thermal cameras can monitor multiple individuals at any one time, up to five metres away. This means the temperature checks can be implemented as people move through an airport at established points, so there should be no additional queueing as a result of the trial.

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