LenelS2 and FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that they had signed an agreement to integrate select FLIR thermal cameras with LenelS2’s OnGuard access control system. The integrated, non-contact solution joins the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings to support reopening and to assist in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and possibly other viruses in the workplace through thermal screening. FLIR is the world’s largest company specialising in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of innovative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
LenelS2 will offer integrated thermal imaging screening and access control solutions to quickly identify individuals with elevated skin temperature and apply customisable access control parameters to allow or deny entry. The strategic collaboration will leverage the FLIR EST line of non-contact thermal screening cameras, including the A500-EST and A700-EST, by integrating with the LenelS2 OnGuard access control system.
“As organisations implement site-specific screening protocols, integrating access control systems with thermal imaging solutions is an important part of a comprehensive approach,” said Jeff Stanek, President, LenelS2. “The collaboration with FLIR will help drive our end users’ access control decisions in support of healthy, safe workspaces.”
FLIR designed the A500-EST and A700-EST as non-contact screening tools that can serve as a first line of defence against potential health risks. These cameras are part of FLIR’s A-Series camera offering and are US FDA 510(k) registered. Through onboard edge-computing with advanced measurement tools or when combined with customised elevated skin temperature screening software, these cameras provide rapid, frictionless screening stations that communicate with the OnGuard system to automatically process and apply customisable access control parameters.
“Having a set of processes including temperature checks is critical for organisations as they work to maintain their operations or begin to return employees safely back to work,” said Rickard Lindvall, Vice President and General Manager, Solutions Business, FLIR. “The FLIR and LenelS2 brands complement each other perfectly to provide our customers with best-of-breed solutions they can confidently deploy.”