Vanderbilt has announced the introduction of facial recognition terminals with temperature detection by ZKTeco into the access control portfolio. These products use touchless technology that enables skin temperature measurement and masked individual identification during facial and palm verification at access points. They interface with Vanderbilt’s ACTpro on-premise and ACT365 cloud-based access control solutions, and communicate with the systems via a Wiegand output.
‘Through this touchless technology, skin temperature acts as the credential, thus making this a crucial addition to the Vanderbilt portfolio during the current pandemic,’ stated Ross Wilks, Head of Marketing Communications at Vanderbilt. ‘Additionally, as countries begin to introduce mandatory requirements for citizens to wear masks, the technology can detect if someone is or isn’t wearing one.’
The terminals have an accuracy of 0.3 degrees C at 18 inches, and use a straightforward, intuitive interface to set temperature thresholds and collaborate with the environment around it. Protocols can be set to prevent access if a mask isn’t being worn, or if the temperature of the visitor is above the threshold.
The terminals can support a maximum of 30,000 facial templates and up to 5,000 palm templates, depending on the model selected, and a recognition speed of less than 0.3 seconds per face.
The goal of adding these terminals to the Vanderbilt portfolio is to help tackle hygiene concerns. For example, a hospital can check whether a staff member has their mask fitted, and is not above the normal skin temperature limit, before granting them access.
The addition of the terminals into the Vanderbilt portfolio allows the company to continue providing its customers with smart and reliable strategies to help create a safer environment.