The device is mounted just outside the Sally Port so temperatures are checked before a person enters the facility.
“So every single person, whether they are going to or from court, whether they are first coming it, it doesn’t matter, they are going to go by that camera and it is going to take their temperature instantly,” Craft said
Jail personnel is alerted if someone registers a high temperature. Instantly they would be checked a second time to make sure it is an accurate reading and a medic would be called if the temperature was elevated.
“It is not just for (the coronavirus),” Craft said. “This system will stay in place even after COVID is long gone because it is useful for other illnesses.
“In January, we had flu in the jail and there were probably eight people in the jail that were quarantined. This is not just a COVID situation. For us it is a solution to a permanent situation to help control the health of the facility, because we fight illnesses in the jail all the time.”
The camera is operating at no cost right now because, Craft said, the company offered it to the jail as a demo during the coronavirus pandemic.
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