Guest OpEd Co-authored by Amy Yu, President and Cofounder of Antlia Systems and Michael George, Managing Director and Cofounder of Antlia Systems
As COVID-19 continues to present ever-shifting obstacles that organizations must overcome to operate in a safe, effective manner, the path forward is one with many new challenges.
With this in mind, numerous questions arise.
How can a company ensure a return to the workplace that mitigates health risks?
What steps can be taken to avoid exposure?
What can we do to make the path forward less intimidating?
Looking to next year and beyond, the solution lies with proactive security measures.
We, as a security company, believe it is the responsibility of all companies to understand the magnitude of the COVID-19 threat and to find a solution at the earliest stage possible.
There are several factors to consider before deciding which security measure is right for an organization.
When looking at the issue practically, it is transparent that thermal detection systems are the best measure currently available as businesses begin to reopen in the United States and abroad.
The first thing we take into consideration is the need of our nation and clients.
At the earliest phase of the pandemic, we added top-of-the-line, non-contact thermal detection systems to our security business, designed to screen individuals upon entry to buildings and spaces.
CONTACTLESS THERMAL DETECTION BOX
The ANT-530, provides a contactless, simple and accurate feedback mechanism that displays green and red lights for in-range or out-of-range temperatures, respectively, making it a valuable option for retail small business applications.
ANT-530 Product Highlights Include:
Human body temperature screening:
Dynamically monitor and screen human body temperature.
Infrared monitor takes precise temperature measurements.
Designed for 24/7 usage.
Non-contact temperature measurement:
Detection height can be customized by the user.
Detection distance is 0.4 – 7.9 IN [1-20cm].
Highly accurate and reliable with stable performance.
Modular component design:
Modular design allows the unit to be used as a stand-alone or integrated into other equipment and instruments.
Easy to use:
No need to have it professionally installed.
Plug it in and it’s ready for use.
Durable, solid-metal case helps prevent damage to the unit.
High Volume Thermal Camera System
Another, more sophisticated option is the ANT-FR-Q11 High Volume Thermal Camera System, a hybrid infrared and visible light camera system designed to scan groups of up to 50 people simultaneously with ±0.3 degree accuracy.
This system is perfect for thermal screening in settings such as lobbies and transit hubs.
ANT-FR-Q11 Product Highlights Include:
The technology is ideal for high traffic areas screening over 50 people at once
Non-contact automatic temperature monitoring and instant measurement response
Records abnormal temperature information automatically capturing a persons identity with facial recognition
Live video monitoring and AI Search by time or faces
At Antlia Systems, we are involved in every step and ensure only the highest quality materials are selected for our products.
Often, our selected parts are more expensive and of a higher quality than those used by our security competitors.
Many of our competitors choose parts according to what is most aesthetically pleasing but are not able to customize the capabilities of their technology.
This negatively affects the long-term reliability of their products.
Taking extreme diligence during the buying process allows you to understand the intricacies and nuance of each client’s situation, which as a result gives the client the luxury of having a customizable or “bespoke” security system.
With the uncertainty of a potential COVID-19 vaccine and its reliability or effectiveness, buyers need to understand that the quality of thermal detection systems is vital.
(The ANT-FR-Q11 High Volume Body Temperature Screening Tool is a camera system designed to efficiently scan groups of up to 50 people simultaneously and in real-time with a pinpoint ±0.3 degrees of accuracy, making it easy to safely monitor crowds of people to identify out-of-range and abnormal body temperatures. Courtesy of Antlia and Vimeo.)
One marker of the quality of our systems is their ability to easily integrate into an organization’s extant building management and security systems.
Not only are we selling the detection systems, but we actually have our own development team who continuously works to improve each product.
Systems should be rigorously tested before clients receive them, which is our guarantee: upon completion of the construction process, our warehouse engineer runs the system to ensure everything is operating correctly and also to mitigate potential product complications.
Being on the frontlines in the fight against the spread of coronavirus, we have used data and science from the countries who first felt the impact of the pandemic, then brought improvements for our thermal technology systems here in the United States.
It is the responsibility of security providers to evolve with market needs.
The safety, security, and well-being of all who use thermal screening systems is our priority, which we accomplish by providing accurate, efficient, and easy-to-operate products.
As we all grapple with this “new normal,” it is essential to be at the forefront of the solution in making Americans safer and more productive.
(Hear from client Jack Marin, Owner of Marin Hair Co explain how an Antlia thermal scanner has helped his business to reopen safely, keep his clients and staff safe, and meet all of the new regulations which are coming into place. Courtesy of Antlia and Vimeo.)
As a security company, we believe in stopping problems before they become threats.
Whether you are a government organization, an airport, a corporate office, or a small business, protecting your people and your operations with top-of-the-line thermal detection systems is the solution to keeping the public healthy, safe, and worry-free.
About the Authors
Amy Yu is the co-founder and CEO of Antlia Systems, a woman and minority-owned business and a leading supplier of building safety technology systems headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
She brings over a decade of expertise navigating the sourcing of materials, as well as the import and export of advanced electronics and security equipment.
Yu co-founded Antlia Systems with the goal of providing security and comfort through the use of preventative, non-intrusive technology systems to create a secure environment.
Now, given the growing need to identify abnormal temperatures, Antlia Systems also offers a suite of in-demand thermal detectors to meet the unexpected and growing demand nationally.
Before founding Antlia Systems, Yu specialized in information technology and navigated complex supply chain and international business logistics for over 15 years.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and an MBA in International Business.
Yu is also a devoted animal lover and board member of Paws Chicago, a non-killing animal shelter where she assists with local fundraising efforts.
Michael George is also a co-founder of Antlia Systems and serves as managing director, as a leading supplier of building safety technology systems headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
He brings nearly two decades of experience in supply chain management spanning multiple industries, including food and beverage, healthcare, construction, and consumer products, amongst others.
Prior to founding Antlia Systems, Michael managed supply chain optimization for international distributors, where he advanced end-to-end consumer-driven supply chain solutions and provided strategic direction with tactical execution.
Michael has unique expertise in analyzing data to enhance transactional profitability and fostering strategic joint collaborations with suppliers.
Michael holds a B.S.B.A in Operations from DeVry University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.
He is also an animal lover and passionate humanitarian, donating both time and resources to further the safety and security of others.
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