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Thermal scanning technology helps check temperatures during big events

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 22:34:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Temperature checks before entering any event or building have quickly become the new norm.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, technology companies like Herring Technology have found a way to elevate this process, so it doesn't slow down foot traffic.

"This is all brand new since the pandemic," said project manager Andy Ford."

Herring Technology rolled out security cameras that can now do thermal scanning around April to help with the pandemic.

Instead of having to do each person one by one, like with the temperature guns, they're able to detect the temperatures of multiple people within a large group.

It makes them perfect for sporting events and will be used during week's presidential debate at Belmont University.

"People keep saying this is the new norm people coming in one at a time, then having the temperature checks with the handheld device," said Stephen Sutton,"but once this came in, it's changed the way people go back to work. We're getting their temperatures taken but it's not a change where you're having to stop and slow down. You're still getting that peace of mind but it's not slowing down traffic."

As offices started to reopen, businesses had to be extra careful with who can enter their building. That's where their other thermal scanning camera came in handy.

Although it detects temperatures one by one, if your temperature is too high, it won't grant you access inside the office.

"We've been seeing huge numbers of companies needing and wanting this technology and kept us incredibly busy for the last six months," Sutton said.

You can find their thermal scanning cameras all the way from California to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Herring technology says while in the past this is usually their slow season, they're not seeing the demand go down any time soon.