New entrance control tech to help leisure and fitness facilities fight COVID-19

New entrance control solutions that detect fevers and help leisure and fitness facilities meet COVID-19 physical distancing requirements have been brought to Australia and New Zealand by security specialist Centaman Entrance Control.

The technology includes a contactless wrist scanner, known as a ‘Thermo Detector, that can be added to new or existing Centaman Entrance Control gates. The scanner checks the temperate of every facility visitor and only allows gates to open if their temperature is within a normal range.

A separate ‘Automated Occupancy Control’ solution has also been introduced. The occupancy counter can be added to many existing Centaman Entrance Control gates to monitor the number of people entering and exiting a facility and prevent entry when a set occupancy limit is reached.

Centaman Entrance Control General Manager Michael Bystram said the two virus-fighting solutions would play an important role in enabling leisure centres and fitness facilities to re-open safely when Government restrictions to control the spread of COVID-19 were eased.

“Australia and New Zealand have done an amazing job at controlling the COVID-19 outbreak but the battle isn’t won yet. When the time comes for leisure facilities and offices to re-open, facilities will need to ensure they have measures in place to ensure the safety of customers and staff.”

Mr Bystram said the new technology would also help facility managers to give members confidence that they were doing everything they could to ensure a safe environment.

“Re-opening in a way that gives customers confidence is going to be critical. Solutions like these help dispel customer concerns and improve safety without requiring staff to stand at entry and exit points to do manual counts or temperature scans themselves.”

Both the ‘Thermo Detector’ wrist scanner and automated occupancy control solution could be integrated with a central terminal that makes it make it easy for authorised staff to view a real-time count of facility visitors or temperature scan results.

Centaman Entrance Control is a leader in security and entrance control technology. Other solutions introduced by the company this month include the EasyGate SG 1000 – a mobile entrance control gate with an integrated thermal camera that can be used by supermarkets and retail stores to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading among shoppers.

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