22Miles has launched what the company says is “the industry’s first Protection-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution.” 22Miles created TempDefend as a protective digital signage communication and direction tool, providing a building’s first point of communication and management to prevent viral spread. Using 22Miles’s thermo-sensing technology, TempDefend couples advanced camera hardware, facial and body temperature detection software, integrated sensors and dynamic machine learning algorithms for existing or new digital signage displays.
Delivering a plug-and-play solution for contactless communication that can be easily deployed at a building entrance or at interior building checkpoints in offices, retail stores, universities, medical facilities, transportation and other spaces, TempDefend provides instruction and information to manage access and navigation while implementing procedures for the health and safety of everyone. The process is touch-free: TempDefend delivers voice instructions to direct individuals into a camera frame, allowing the thermal sensor technology to scan their temperature from up to four feet away.
The temperature reading is then used in a workflow suited to the organization’s needs, including access control integration, video calling with reception, data analysis and notification, or even facial recognition. If an elevated temperature of 99.5 degrees or higher is detected, TempDefend will initiate the response sequence, such as rejecting building access, prompting a video call, suggesting a face mask or providing other instructions. On the backend, building operators can view data in a live, thermal, or LED view to make informed decisions.
TempDefend is a signage solution to use contactless, thermal protection that can be integrated into any existing display or kiosk, or purchased as a complete software, screen and mount system of software, screen and mount. It relies on U.S.-based manufacturing and technology vendors, such as Intel for its Intel Real Sense Camera and FLIR for its thermal sensor technology.
With the 22Miles Publisher Pro Content Management System (CMS), users can customize the workflow, instructions, and commands of TempDefend to suit their needs, and also utilize existing third party API extensions. The system can also provide data analysis to suit operational, compliance, HR, legal or other requirements.
TempDefend’s prices start at $2,000 with possibilities, including an optional kiosk, preloaded messages, motion detector camera or the virtual receptionist software. Orders can be placed for availability within two to four weeks, or as little as one week if using existing hardware.