Worst "Fever Detection" Terminal Tested Yet (Aratek)

By: Derek Ward, Published on Aug 17, 2020

Temperature tablets have performed badly in IPVM tests but our newest test of the Aratek BA8200-T is, so far, the worst.

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We tested the Aratek BA8200-T, answering the following:

  • How often did they miss elevated temperatures?
  • How accurate are measurements vs IR thermometer?
  • Can it measure taller and shorter people?
  • How does subject distance to the terminal impact temperature measurements?
  • How well does it measure with hats and hair covering the forehead?
  • How accurate is mask detection?
  • Do glasses/hats affect temperature measurement?
  • How much can users configure settings on the device? Can configuration be done remotely?

Other IPVM temperature tablet tests include:

Executive *******

** *** *******, *** Aratek ******-* ******** "******" measurements (~**°-**° *) ********** of ******* ******** ******** temperature ** "******" ** slightly ******** (~**°-***°*).*******, ** ****** ************ (~102°-104°F), **** **** **** aggressively **********.

************, *** ******** ******** users ****** *** *********** measurement ******** (~*') **** no ************ **** ******** should **** ****** ** further, ********* ** ************ ~0.5°-1°F *****, *** ******** who ** *** ***** very ***** *** *********** caused ******* *********.

*******, **** ********* *** easily ******* ** ******** the ****** **** ** the **** **** *****, arms, *** ******** *******. Occasionally **** ********* ***** fail ** ********* ******** properly ******* *****.

Vs. ***** / ********* / ******

******** *******,*********, ******************** *********** *********, *** Aratek ******-* ******** **** more ****** **********. *** main ********* **** ***** competitive ****** ** * lower ***** (~$*** *** vs. ~$*,***).

Vs. ****** **** / ******* *********

******** ** ********* **** *** ******* terminals** **** ******, *** Aratek ********* *********, **** similar ****** ******** ************ and ***/********* ************. ***** models (*** *******) *** slightly **** ********* **** the ****** ** ****-* at ~$*** ******, ** less ** ****** **********.

Missed ******** ************

** *** *******, *** device ********** ****** ******** temperatures ** ~* *******. This ****** **** ****** multiple ******** **** ****** 10+ ***** ****.

***** *****, ******** **** low-grade ****** (~**.*°- ***°*) were ******** ~* ******* lower **** ** ** thermometer **** ** * climate-controlled ******.

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****** ********* ******** ****** elevated ************ ** *-*°* lower **** * ********** IR ***********.

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Hottest **** ********

****** ***** *** *** hottest **** ** *** face ** **** ** the *********** **** *** does *** ***** ** the ******** ** ***** canthus. ******* ** ****, if ******** ****** *** warmed *** ** *** exposure ** ***** *** near ***** ****, ** may ******* ** ***** areas ******* ** *** face.

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Forehead *********** ******* ** **** / ****

******** ******** **** ************ can ** ******* ** hair. ***** *****, * subject ** **** ** normal **** **** ** front ** *** ********, only ** ****** * high *********** **** *** hair ** ******* ** the ****.

******** **** ************ *** also ****** **** ******** wearing ****. ***** *****, a ******* ** **** as ****** ****** ******** his ***.

Hats *** *******

** *** *******, ******** wearing ******* ** * hat ***/** **** **** read ** *** **** temperature. ** ***** ****** if ******** ****** ****** their ******* ****** ***** screened ***** ******** ***:

******* **** **** **** with *** *********, ********** should **** *********, ********* on *** ***** *** the **** ** **** sun *******, ******* * recommend ** ****** *** glasses ******.

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Temperature ************ ******** **** *********** *****

******** **** ** **** the **** ********** ** the *********** ******** ** 2' **** *** ******. However, ** ******** ***** outside ** *** *********** 2' ********, **** *** read ~.* ** ~* degree *****.

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************ ******* **** ******** Not *****

******* *** ****** ******** were **** **** ***** temperatures **** * ******* standing *****. ** ******* out ** ****** *** their ******** ***:

******-* ****** *** ********* of ******** *********** ***********, so **** * ****** moves ** ****** **** and *****, *** ******** of *** ***** **** is *********, ** *** temperature **** ** ***. When * ****** ****** still, *** ****** **** detect *** ******** ******** source (***** ****) **** accurately. ** *** *********** will ** ****** **** when ****** ****.

Subject ****** ****** ** ***********

******** ** ******* ******* were ******** ** *** device. *** *********** ******** height *** *** ****** is *.**-*.*** (~*'*"-*'). ***** do *** **** ** line ********** ** ****** the ******* *** * temperature ***********. *** ******:

**. ** **** ** you're ****** *** ****** range ** *** ***** scanner *** ****** ** ok.

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Weak **** *********

**** ********* ********* ****** or **** *** ****** subjects ******* *****. **** was ****** **** *** device's ******* **** ********* settings (***** ** **). Setting ** ****** ****** for **** ******** **** detection *** **** ********* the **** ** ********.

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**** ********* *** ****** spoofed ** ***** ** arms *** ******** ******* such ** ****** ** coffee ****. ************, ** the *** ** ****** is ***, *** ****** will ****** * ******* with ** ******** ***********.

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Aratek's ******* ******* *********** ******** *** ******* ********.

***** *** **** ** remotely ********* *** ******-* using ******'* ******* ******* application. ****** **** ** temperature **********, **** **********, and ******* *** ** done **** *** ******* Manager.

** *** ***** *****, we **** * ***** look ** *** ***********, noting *** *********:

  • *** ** ******* ** the ********/*****.
  • **** ************* ******** *** be ********.
  • ******* ****** **** ** noticed, **** ** ******* temp ******* *** ** current *********** *******.

***** *** **** ****** settings ******* ** *** tablet. **** **** ***** is ** *******/************* *********** setting.

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Size **********

*** ****** ******-* ** larger **** ***** *********** terminals, **** ** ************ ********* ****** **-*****-**.

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Made ** *****

*** ****** ******-* ** made ** *****. **** that, ***** *** ******-* is *** ***** ********* model, *** ******* ** origin ******* **** *** contain *** "-*".

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Android *** *** ******* ****

******* *** **** ***** the *********** ****** ******* Manage *** ******* *.**. Android ******* **** *** 7.1.2.

Comments (7)

****'* *** ******** **********? Cannot **** ** ** the ****.

***** *** **** *** this ****, ********** ********* Derek ****.

** **** **** ****** to *** ** *** customers *** ******** ** replace ** **** ********* DS-K1TA70MI-T.

** *****'* ***** ** global ******** **** *****-**, Thermal ***** *********** ******* & ******* ************ **** be *** ******** ** pre-entrance ******** ********* *** years ** ****! **** details *******:****@******.***,*****: ****.****** ******/********: ** 86 ***********

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* *** *********** ** the ****** ** **** w̶e̶b̶s̶h̶i̶t̶e̶ *******.

*** *** ********* *** infrared ****** ************ *** model ***** ****? ******** is * *** *** general.

***** *****, ***** *** for ******!

** **** ******* *** to ****** ********* ********** and ****** ****, *** they **** *** ** respond ** *** *********. If *** **** **** do, * **** ****** the ****** *** **** a *******.

********* ******'* ********, "...** when * ****** ***** or ****** **** *** right, *** ******** ** the ***** **** ** divergent, ** *** *********** will ** ***. **** a ****** ****** *****, the ****** **** ****** the ******** ******** ****** (human ****) **** **********. So *** *********** **** be ****** **** **** people ****."

* ***** **** ** understand ***** ******** * little *** ******, ** this **** *** **** true. *** **** ******** an *********** ******* ****** while *** ******* ** swaying? * ***** **'* more ****** **** ***** sensor ***/** ********** ***'* keep **** **** * moving ******* *** ******** the ******* ******* **** the **********, **** ******** the ******* ****.

** ***** **** ******** was **** ***** **** would ** *** *****, but *** ****** ****** me ******** *** ******* would ******* **** * little **** ***********.

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