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Johnson Controls launches highly accurate, contactless, skin temperature scanning solution

Johnson Controls, a global leader in creating smart buildings and helping reopen buildings as part of the ‘new normal’, has announced the launch of its smart elevated skin temperature scanning solution, the Tyco Illustra Pro Thermal EST.

A healthy and safe environment starts with a holistic approach that encompasses not only a building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning infrastructure, but adds temperature screening among protocols including contact tracing, frictionless entry and exits, and the practice of social distancing.

This contactless and highly accurate solution will be another tool in the first line of defense for building owners and operators as part of their pandemic safety measures.

At the heart of the Johnson Controls Smart Elevated Skin Temperature Scanning Solution is the Tyco Illustra Pro Thermal EST camera, which provides rapid scanning at accuracy levels that exceed standards set by the International Electrotechnical Commission, as tested and confirmed by Underwriters Laboratories. In addition, the solution has been designed to meet the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s April 2020 Enforcement Policy for Telethermographic Systems.

Skin temperature scanning is done while people continue to walk. Embedded, advanced facial detection technology and rapid scanning times quickly alert operators to an elevated skin temperature reading. People don’t need to stop or be approached by operators. This helps to reduce crowding and contributes to a contactless building entry experience for visitors and employees at businesses, schools, sporting and transportation venues, and other buildings.

“How we interact with our environments, buildings and shared spaces has become top-of-mind as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With a 135-year history of creating smarter, safer, more sustainable buildings, Johnson Controls has unmatched expertise, technology and the solutions to rethink our physical spaces at this critical time,” said Mike Ellis, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer and Digital Officer, Johnson Controls.

“This camera provides added measures in a rapid and contactless fashion. Johnson Controls is very proud to be providing a solution that not only meets, but exceeds IEC standards.”