By Dominic Chopping
Nokia Corp. said Thursday that it has developed a detection system that can be used to monitor access at various facilities to identify Covid-19 symptoms and monitor mask compliance.
The Finnish network equipment vendor said the system provides analytics-based thermal detection which is designed to help spot potential Covid-19 infections in facilities with thousands of people.
Nokia said that organizations can also expand the system to support other continuing use cases to protect employees and building assets, including predictive surveillance, machine maintenance, security threats and anomaly detection.
The Nokia Automated Analytic Solution, or NAAS, uses a thermal camera to capture video footage and takes individual temperature readings for every person that enters the screening site. The analytics engine processes the video clip to determine whether the individuals require additional screening, or aren't complying with mask-wearing rules.
If an irregularity is detected, Nokia said an alert is automatically sent to personnel in the field to initiate track-and-trace or post-detection actions.
It said the entire process takes place in near-real time and the automated operation enables scaling to very large environments with thousands of people and multiple access points.
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