SECU Exports was established in 2004 as a value-adding service provider and high-level consultancy service to the export security industry. We have built a reputation of providing reliable, innovative and flexible custom-made solutions to the high value strategic sectors throughout Africa.
We specialise in the supply, consultation and maintenance of quality thermographic and measuring equipment and are a leading South African supplier of screening equipment. Our focus is on ensuring our clients can execute effective and comprehensive screening protocols in their environments.
We have matured our supply chain model to ensure our Intellectual Property (IP) remains current to delivering on the unique requirements of the African markets and environments. We provide 360⁰ technical and technological security solutions – from sourcing the highest quality products and design solutions to delivering, installing and providing ongoing support and maintenance to all our clients.
EXTECH IR 200 NON-CONTACT FOREHEAD IR THERMOMETERS
- Ideal for quickly detecting elevated body temperature.
- Non-contact design means less risk of virus transmission and no replacement probe covers needed.
- Programmable alarms aid in quick screening process.
- Surface mode expands temperature range and versatility for general-use measurements 0.5 seconds response time.
- FDA approved and 510k certified.
- Measures body temperature from 89.6°F to 108.5°F (32.0°C to 42.5°C) without contact.
- Optimum measurement distance of 1.9” to 5.9” (5 to 15cm).
- Memory stores up to 32 readings.
- Complete with 2 AA batteries and pouch.
- While not a medical device, the IR200 is ideal for quickly detecting elevated body temperature.
The Extech IR200 is FDA 510K certified (USA), however it is only intended for scanning individuals or monitoring an individual for potential elevated temperatures. It is not a substitute for a clinical thermometer. Always use a clinical thermometer when high skin temperature measurements are required.
OUR COVID-19 SCREENING EQUIPMENT
SECU Exports’ reputable thermal cameras and equipment forms the first line of defence for public health organisations and industries faced with managing the risks associated with the global COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa and throughout Africa.
In addition to our equipment, our hand-picked team of specialists bring technical experience and expertise to the table that allows us to evaluate client challenges and make recommendations that translate into effective, customised solutions for environments of any size and footfall.
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WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY TO SCREEN INDIVIDUALS?
Right now as things stand in South Africa and around the world in terms of the available information regarding COVID-19, there are still many gaps and unknows in the public domain about the treatment and handling of the coronavirus.
People often overestimate their own healthiness and doing so can have negative consequences when employees or students decide to continue to go work or go to school while sick. Depending on the work or school environment and the level of their illness, a sick employee or student can infect co-workers, classmates, customers, teachers and the general public.
The introduction of a screening system and protocol to prevent infected individuals from spreading pathogens have shown to have a real, positive impact on public health and in containing the spread of infections.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Thermal Imaging for Elevated Skin Temperature Screening
FLIR thermal imaging cameras can be an efficient solution when screening people for signs of elevated skin temperature. Unfortunately, not every thermal camera is appropriate for this type of application. Obtaining actionable data requires adequate thermal resolution and measurement accuracy, as well as the correct preparation and scanning methodology.
To help clarify the best practices for this non-contact screening option, Secuexports offers these answers to frequently asked questions.
No, thermal imaging cameras cannot be used to detect or diagnose an infection. However, FLIR thermal cameras are used today in public spaces such as airports and hospitals and by essential services such as manufacturing and shipping as an effective tool for measuring skin surface temperature. People who are identified as having an elevated skin temperature can then be screened by medical professionals using additional tools such as an oral thermometer.
FLIR thermal cameras detect heat radiation and can be used to identify the surface temperature of objects and people. With this capability, FLIR thermal cameras are commonly used as a non-contact screening tool to detect differences in skin surface temperatures and pattern changes. In fact, FLIR is registered with the US FDA to provide a variety of its thermal products to screen for elevated skin temperatures in connection with additional screening tools.
Here are several tips to ensure optimal measurement performance from a FLIR thermal camera:
- Camera operators should screen people one at a time to look for temperature anomalies.
- Camera operators should measure temperature at the tear duct (inner canthus) as this location provides the closest temperature correlation to human core body temperature.
A camera operator who detects elevated skin temperature in a person being screened should request that such individual be screened using a device designed specifically for measuring body temperature, such as a thermometer.
The following FLIR thermal cameras and non-contact thermometers below are registered by the US Food and Drug Administration to detect differences in skin surface temperatures:
Handheld Thermal Cameras:
FLIR E53, E95, E85, E75, T530, T540, T620, T640, T840, T860, T1020, T1040
Fixed-Mount Thermal Cameras:
FLIR A320 Tempscreen, A300, A310, A315, A325, A615, A655, and A400/A700 (Advanced Smart Sensor configuration)
Certain FLIR cameras include a Screening mode that provides an alarm when an object or person is detected to have an elevated temperature compared against a sampled average temperature value. Screening mode is not an absolute temperature measurement. Activating the Screening mode will turn on a measurement box and screening data on the camera’s screen that includes:
- Sampled Average Temperature
- Alarm Temperature
- Measured Temperature
In Screening mode, the operator saves the skin temperature data from ten people at the testing location to set the Sampled Average Temperature. An Alarm Temperature is then set by the operator by applying a delta, which is typically between 1°C and 3°C, resulting in an alarm temperature that’s 1°C-3°C greater than the Sampled Average Temperature. Each person is then screened individually, and their Measured Temperature is compared against the Alarm Temperature.
The Sampled Average Temperature should be updated through the screening operation period. By doing this, Screening mode helps account for many potential variations during screening throughout the day, including fluctuations in average person temperatures due to natural environmental changes, like ambient temperature changes. Screening mode reduces the need for absolute accuracy throughout the day and even self-calibrates to remove potential errors in absolute accuracy from camera to camera.
Flir cameras that offer screening mode are highly stable at room temperature, which makes them well suited for this application. Cameras that offer Screening mode include:
FLIR E53, E95, E85, E75, T530, T540, T620, T640, T840, T860, T1020, T1040, A320 Tempscreen.