Propeller Airports has announced it has implemented a new fever detection system as part of its continuing commitment to be a national leader in protecting customers and staff, in effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, influenza and other illnesses, the company said.
Developed by Athena Security, the Elevated Body Temperature Detection System is a non-invasive, non-contact technology that alerts airport personnel when a passenger has a fever. The system was recently installed at Everett´s Paine Field and is now fully operational. The new temperature checks follow Propeller´s introduction last month of an innovative and proprietary UV technology used to disinfect the terminal. The technology being deployed at Paine Field is the latest in a line of similar technology that has been used effectively for years in Asia and other parts of the world.
Prior to entering the TSA checkpoint, all passengers will be screened by a thermal camera that reads their body temperature. Passengers flagged as having a temperature will be offered secondary screening and if a fever is confirmed, the passenger and the airline will determine their ability to travel.
In addition to temperature screening, in March, Propeller Airports unveiled proprietary technology that uses UV rays to disinfect and clean high-touch areas throughout the passenger terminal including check-in kiosks. It was the first airport to introduce this technology which will help not only expedite sterilization but help build public trust that airports are safe in a post-COVID19 world.
Propeller Airports, based in Everett, WA, identifies untapped potential for commercial air travel by working with local communities and government to maximize airport assets.