Scanning for Masks, High Temperatures

A new facial recognition and thermal scanner system that accurately identifies a person and measures their body temperature, with or without a mask or glasses, has been adopted by a number of Honolulu Condominiums.

The BrightScan Thermographic Display System was developed by local digital signage and audio-visual integration company Bright Light Digital to help battlel the spread of COVID-19. It comes equipped with a face mask detector and provides an audible alert and flashing message if someone is not wearing a face mask or has an elevated temperature. Through optional Windows software, the system can also send email alerts whenever someone has an elevated temperature.

“The BrightScan is perfect for building owners and property managers who want to keep their residents, employees and visitors safe,” says Mark Tawara, president of Manoa-based Bright Light Digital. “Properties that are using the device have it installed at primary entry points, allowing residents, employees and guests to quickly scan their temperature before entering the premises.”

The device has an accuracy of within 0.9 degrees Fahrenheit,  and can scan a person’s temperature in less than one second. It can also store up to 30,000 faces using his facial recognition software that can be integrated with access-control systems through optional software.

Buildings that have invested in BrightScan thermal sensors include Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations, Waihonua at Kewalo, Ewa By Gentry, Kalo Terrace Student Suites and Waikiki Landmark.

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(Article courtesy Building Management Hawaii, pg. 52)

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