Paxton has updated its Net2 system software and has six new thermal scan integrations available to boost installer and end-user flexibility. Paxton has been developing solutions which help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in sites installed with the Net2 access control system. Whilst researching relevant updates to give Net2 greater functionality, Paxton established that thermal scanning upon entry to a site or designated area would be beneficial to monitor people’s well-being, reducing the risk of infection to staff and visitors.
As global scientific evidence suggests, one of the most common symptoms of Coronavirus is a fever with a temperature above 37.8C. A site being able to detect this is an efficient way to increase their defence against the pandemic and help to meet COVID-secure guidelines. How a site then manages the process after detection can be supported by using Net2 access control.
Thermal scanning alone does not address government guidelines. However, by utilising thermal scanning in combination with access control, it is possible to reduce a buildings risk by denying access to people with a heightened temperature.
The new thermal scanning integrations complement Paxton’s recent software updates: Occupancy Management, Flexible Access Permissions and Checkpoint Control. When these elements are combined, a user can set up designated checkpoints to manage the flow of people and reduce overcrowding as well as managing social distancing. Monitoring can be achieved by manual or automated validation. Checkpoints with thermal scanning detection can also be set up in multiple areas across a site and managed remotely.
When a user presents a physical token, their temperature is measured simultaneously by the thermal scanner. Access is permitted if their temperature is in the acceptable range and the token is valid. If a valid token is presented but the temperature is too high, access is denied. This process takes less than a second and works in conjunction with Net2 access levels.
Manufacturers that have currently had their thermal scanning integrations approved to work with Net2 include Dahua, Hikvision, ZK Teco , Suprema, Thermi-Scan and Genie.