In an effort to battle the transmission of Covid-19 efficiently while reducing exposure among employees, Star Media Group is making use of artificial intelligence (AI).
The newly installed SensePass and Thunder-E picture as well as thermal camera modules, on loan from Green Packet Sdn Bhd, will allow for contactless access into Menara Star in Petaling Jaya, thereby ensuring social distancing between security personnel and those entering the building.
Prior use of handheld thermometers, while adequate, was subject to human error and caused lines to form at access points, which then further increased risk of exposure.Not only will the SensePass technology leverage AI to reduce exposure, the camera modules and software will allow for higher precision when measuring temperatures. This is due to its ability to detect up to 110,000 points.
Upon stepping up to the camera, the system is able to provide a result in less than a second with an accuracy of 0.3°C while presenting the results to the subject and security personnel on a monitor.
The system then sends the data along with images of the person into a log where it can be accessed at a later date for future tracking if necessary.
Speeding up the screening process and providing real-time alerts and trigger warnings to personnel and visitors at the same will also free up security personnel to better assist visitors or manage social distancing if the need arises.
Similar systems from Green Packet are being deployed at various locations including the palace, shopping centres and airports.