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What Is Protect98 And How Does It Work?

Technological advances are changing the way we live life daily, especially in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic and beyond. Whether it is to facilitate social reintegration at public establishments amidst COVID-19 or to act as an added measure of security, the Protect98 digital platform is designed to assist with both. This device allows for contactless profile scanning to determine an individual’s temperature, the presence of a protective facial mask, and facial recognition.

Protect98 is a new wave of technology created to help businesses manage day to day operations with valuable peace of mind. Learn what it does, how it works, and how it might fit into your present business culture.

What is Protect98?

Protect98 is a digital platform that is designed to perform the following functions:

  • Temperature Readings and Detection of the Presence of A Facial Mask
  • Access Control Integration
  • Facial Recognition (Employees, Visitors, and Stranger Detection)
  • Entry and Exit Counts

The device’s settings, audio, and display can be customized to provide customers with an experience tailored to meet their specific needs from the above features.

How Protect98 Works

Protect98 is a dust tight and water-resistant platform that can be mounted on the wall, usually close to the entrance of an establishment. The device features a 2 MP binocular camera and a display screen. Once the platform is set up properly and the screen display is on, it is ready to be utilized.

Upon entering an establishment, individuals should approach the device, taking care to fit their front profile within the dotted outline of the profile appearing on Protect98’s screen. The device will provide audio prompts for the individual to follow.

The system will then, without contact, perform the tasks the business has customized it to do. If scans for temperature, masks, or facial recognition result in a negative reading, an alarm may be programmed to sound, and staff can be alerted. In each of these scenarios, Protect98 eliminates the need for person to person contact for scanning purposes.

Contactless Temperature Scan Feature

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many areas are beginning to ease restrictions and are letting residents slowly reintegrate back into social interaction while observing new health and social distancing guidelines. In an effort to keep people safe while doing so, many establishments are requesting employees and patrons to submit to having their temperature taken to ensure no fever is present at the time of admission.

While most of us already know how to take someone’s temperature, to do so while observing social distancing guidelines can be a challenge. Some of the social distancing issues that may be associated with person to person temperature taking can include:

  • Two individuals being closer than six feet apart
  • Touch based contamination if thermometer is required to touch the human body
  • Accurate readings

However, the Protect 98 platform has a contactless temperature scan feature which eliminates many of these issues. When a person steps up to the wall mounted sensor and matches the outline of their front profile to the one which appears on the platform, the device can detect their temperature. If Protect98 senses a temperature, it can be programmed to sound an alarm and alert staff.

Facial Scan To Detect The Presence Of A Mask

In addition to temperature screenings, a number of businesses are recommending, if not requiring, that their employees and patrons wear masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus germs. Protect98 can scan an individual’s front profile to establish the presence (or lack thereof) of a protective mask.

A business who does require individuals to wear masks can program Protect98 to alert staff if a protective mask is not detected and hopefully provide them with one to wear during the duration of their time on the premises.

Visitor Access And Visitor Restriction

There may be some instances when a company would like to utilize visitor access and visitor restriction features. Once Protect98 is set up and equipped to perform facial recognition, the scan of a person’s front profile can be used to grant a visitor access to the establishment or deny access due to the identification of a stranger, or person not recognized by the system. If a person is not recognized by Protect98, it can alert staff that a stranger has been detected.

This feature may be helpful in:

  • Alerting staff of a newcomer so they can be welcomed and properly entered into the system
  • Acting as a deterrent for disgruntled former employees

Employee Facial Recognition Access

The same process that is used for visitor access and restriction can also be used to facilitate employee facial recognition access. In addition to running an employee’s image through the system for a match, it can perform a temperature scan and check for the presence of a mask.

If you will be implementing temperature scans and mask regulations at a place of business and would like to find out more about Protect98, please contact Data Projections today.

Robby