Platinum CCTV releases new thermal body temperature camera

March 27, 2020
The cameras identify individual body temperatures in addition to providing visual security.

Platinum CCTV® has developed a body temperature sensing security camera designed to help protect against pathogenic community spread by pre-screening individuals before entering a facility.

The PT-BF5421-T Thermal/Visible Hybrid IP Security Camera provides accurate body temperature readings of plus/minus 0.3 degrees Celsius, while alerting staff to institute facility protocols when needed. Each thermal image is clearly seen and read up to three meters (9.8 feet) away, with both visible and audible signals sent whenever a high body temperature is detected.

"We're extremely proud of this new thermal camera," said Michael Dunteman, CEO. "It has the chance to really help reduce the spread of viruses in our workplaces and keep employees safe.  Current screening methods involve contact thermometers and are a very slow and tedious process.  With this body temperature camera, people can be pre-screened for fever as quickly as they can walk through a hallway.” 

 Thermal camera features

The PT-BF5421-T thermal camera is available with rapid deployment tripods, recorder and licenses, or with the camera and/or blackbody alone for permanent mounting. It can also be partnered with Platinum CCTV's Advanced Video Management platform (AVM), which allows clients to scan through days, weeks or months of security camera footage video in a matter of seconds.

Other specific features of the thermal camera include:

  • HD resolution video quality (1920 by 1080 resolution).
  • 2.0 MegaPixel CMOS image sensor; H.265 video compression; and 30 fps video, for a smooth clear picture.
  • Configurable audible siren and visible light alert.
  • Artificial Intelligence for accurate temperature readings.
  • 13mm lens for temperature detection up to three meters (9.8 feet) away.
  • Bullet camera housing; glass front with isolated lenses for better vision; built-in VCA, with on-screen display of body temperatures to screen for fever, featuring both Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature options.
  • New higher resolution Thermal Camera (400 by 300 resolution).
  • Thermal sensitivity of 40 mK; temperature measurement range of 30°C to 45°C (86°F to 113°F) ; spectral range 8 µm–14 µm.
  • Mounting for ceiling or wall; PoE support; IP67 weatherproof housing; optional backbox, pole mount and tripod available; ONVIF 2.0 compliant, works with most NVR software.

Thermal camera applications

“...We've now introduced a model that is more accurate and modestly priced, specifically geared toward transit facilities, hospitals, medical buildings, schools, casinos, manufacturing facilities and other installations that need screening,” Dunteman said. “Now, security personnel can screen and identify sick individuals without having to touch them, allowing for the implementation of safe, private and effective isolation protocols with medical professionals as mandated by each facility."

 The PT-BF5421-T thermal camera has a wide variety of applications, including:

  • Airports and public transport hubs
  • Police and first responder checkpoints
  • Hospitals, health clinics, nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Sports arenas, concert venues and convention centers
  • Manufacturing facilities, warehouses and factories
  • Apartment buildings, condos and high-rises