Is Your Campus Prepared for a Safe Reopen?
Temporary solution became more permanent with discovery of weekly flaws
- By Gary Strahan
- February 01, 2021
With more than 100,000 schools
closing in the United States,
Americans recognize the need
for safer learning environments.
History has proven that closing
schools can result in a devastating impact on
Online learning was the initial solution to
continuing critical education. Virtual classrooms
removed the risk of infection by completely
removing students and educators. This
temporary solution became more permanent
with flaws surfacing week after week. More
than 4 million students lacked consistent
access to a computer while 3.7 million lacked
internet access. This virtual learning solution
has not been adequate for all students.
Millions of students remain at home
while school superintendents work to create
a safer learning environment. Rules and
regulations update and change to best serve
the needs of the community. Whether in a
K-12 school or a university campus, the
safety and health of students and staff are of
Campuses are taking precautionary measures
requiring socially-distanced classrooms,
personal protective equipment and
frequent sanitization. Temperature screening
on campuses limits the risk of contamination
within these environments. With these precautionary
measures, infrared technology
provides schools with a frontline defense and
helps return peace of mind.
The CDC recommends that a person should
stay home when appropriate. This means
that students and employees who are sick
should remain at home to monitor their
health. Unfortunately, it is not always clear
when persons are sick or have come into
contact with a COVID-19 carrier.
With hands-on learning interrupted,
infrared experts standardize tools for a safer
school reopening. Temperature screening
has become a turnkey solution for safer
learning environments. High accuracy
infrared cameras screen temperatures of
individuals as they enter a building. This
front door checkpoint helps limit unknown
contamination from entering campuses.
Infrared cameras can rapidly detect elevated
body temperature in mere seconds. This
keeps drop-off lines efficient, and school
Social distancing, proper personal protective
equipment, and frequent sanitization all
help in limiting infection. In addition to this,
high accuracy temperature screening solutions
build in a protective barrier at school
entrances. Schools can slow the spread from
reaching the classroom with infrared technology.
High-grade temperature screening equipment
consists of three components: an infrared
camera, a temperature reference device,
and a computer or screen. Systems using
these three components lead to high accuracy
temperature detection. The thermal camera
is considered the “brains” of the operation.
While the temperature reference is put
in place to achieve world-leading thermal
detection accuracy, a screen provides a simple
way to detect an elevated temperature.
The “Green Dot” tells your team there is no
elevated temperature, and the “Red Dot”
indicates the device has detected an elevated
Every school has different circumstances.
Infrared Cameras, Inc. (ICI) cultivates many
solutions to fit the new challenges students,
faculty, and parents face. Knowing each
school may face complex challenges, they
create systems that seamlessly integrate and
improve school and university’s safety procedures.
Implemented in schools across the
nation, ICI’s priority is to help create a safer
in-person environment. The founder of a
Loudoun County private school, Deep Sran,
has already implemented infrared technology
in his school. He believes Loudoun “is the
safest school building in the country right
Custom for Learning Environments
ICI's thermography experts prioritize the
unique and extensive problems schools and
universities face. From staffentrances to cafeteria
lines, they tailor their solutions to be
versatile, fitting wherever needed. Educators
install temperature screening solutions in a
variety of locations. They integrate seamlessly
into existing workflows removing
ICI commits itself to develop features to
improve circumstances. Available features
• Easy to understand pass/fail technology
• Centralized monitoring
• Dual Vision Cameras
• Light and sound alerts
• Email/Text notifications
• Printed Badge
• Access Control Card
• Customizable functions
Attended solutions are ideal for high tra c
areas. With a TSA style check-in at schools,
temperatures are rapidly detected. This keeps
lines moving and entrances clear. Teachers
can get back to teaching and students can get
back to learning with this technology.
Self-service kiosks can streamline low
traffic entrance points. These kiosks require
no operator and are fully self-service. This is
the premier system for employee entrances
and seamlessly integrates with current workflows.
The badging and access control features
of this system help restrict access to
Each school has a different set of needs.
ICI works collaboratively to help schools and
universities prepare for a safer school year.
Slow the Spread at the Door
The health and safety of students and staff
remain a top priority as schools reopen.
Installing health precautions in schools helps
return students and educators to hands-on
learning. These tools can slow the spread of
exposure, creating a safer learning environment.
Reach out here for more guidance and
Innovating pandemic solutions since 1995,
Infrared Cameras, Inc. leads in the field of
thermography. Highly accurate thermal
cameras mean the safest and most reliable
temperature screening solutions on the market
today. Based in Beaumont Texas, Infrared
Cameras, Inc. specializes in calibrating
medical-grade equipment with robust features.
ICI’s customer support is continuous.
From product selection to post-purchase
training, thermography experts are there
every step of the way. They offer annual calibration
to ensure the highest accuracy. Helping
industries across the country, this veteran-
owned business customizes each camera
for success. ICI develops competitively
priced and accessible infrared products
amongst this pandemic.
When it comes to the health and safety of
your students and faculty there’s no room for
error. Learn how ICI’s school temperature
screening systems prepare you for a safer
This article originally appeared in the January February 2021 issue of Campus Security & Life Safety.