Avigilon Elevated Temperature Detection Camera Tested

By Rob Kilpatrick, Published Sep 17, 2020, 01:06pm EDT

Avigilon has entered the temperature screening market with the release of their H4 Thermal Elevated Temperature Detection Camera. But how does it compare to others which have been on the market for months or even years?

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We tested the ETD camera (640S-H4A-THD-BO50), examining:

  • How Avigilon's measurement approach compares to others
  • How easy or difficult it is to "beat/trick" the camera with elevated temperatures
  • How hats, masks, and glasses impact temperature measurement
  • How setup and configuration compare to others

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** *** *******, ********'* ETD ****** ******** ******** body *********** ************ ******** to ** *** *** canal ************ *** *** extremely ********* ** ****/***** using ********* ****** *** to *** *** ** inner ******* ********* *** conservative ***** ****** ******* of *** "***** **********" **** ** **** others. ************, ***** *** very ******, *********** ********* users **** ** ****** the ********* ******.

*******, ********'* *********** ********** is ***** **** **** claimed ** ****** ***** measure ******** ******** ***/** measure ** *** ****, the ****** ***** ********* of ******** ******* *******, measuring ~*°* ***** **** worn, *** ** ***** a ******* ****** ******** found ** *********** ****** which *** ** **** for ******** ******* ******.

*******, *** *** ****** requires ******** ******* ****** to ********, ** *** camera **** *** ******* measurements ********** *** *** web ********* ** ***** software, ****** *** ***** stream (******* ************) ** available *** *****.

Compared ** ****

******** ******'* * ******, *** ******** ******* ETD ****** *** ********* difficult ** ****/***** ***** elevated ************. *******, ******** did *** ****** **** the ********* ****** ***** in ****'* ********** *******, which ******* *** ******** to ******** ****** *** detection ****** ****** *** subject's ****, *** *** it ****** **** *** false ****** ********** ******'* ******-*** ********.

Compared ** ***** / *********

******** ** ********* ******* from*****,*********, *********, ******** *** **** more ********* ** ****/***** using ********* ****** *** to *** ****** ******** and *** ** ******* average ** ********* *** alarm *********. ************, ********* and ****** ******* **** on *** ********, ******* of *** **** ******** inner *******, ***** ***** measures ****, ******* ** Avigilon.

*******, ***** ******* ***** measurements ** ** ***** while ******* ***** *** glasses, ***** ** *** move ***********, *** ******* mask *********, ******** ******* in ********, ****** **** violating*** ********* *** *** guidelines.

Inner ******* *********** / ******** *********** *********

*** ******** ****** *********** the ***** ******* *** measurement, *** **** **** shift ** *** ******** if ** ** ******* warmer **** *** *******, which ********* *** **** ~99.9°F ** *** *******. This ***** ***** ***** alerts ** **** ***** if ******** **** **** in **** ********* *** exposure, *** ******** ***** physical ********, ***.

** *** ***** *****, we **** ************ ****** the ******** *** ************* purposes, ******* ****** (******** white/grey) **** *** **** of *** ****.

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*******, **** **** ***** the ******** *** ** used *** ***********, ***** areas ** *** **** were ******* **** ******, such ** *** *******'* cheek, *****.

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Avigilon ********* ***** *********** ********:

** ********* *** ***** canthus ********* ********* ** provide ****** *********** *** accuracy. *** ****** **** measures *********** ****** ** the ***** **** ** the **** *** ***** you *** *********** **** looks **** *******. ** typical ********* ***** *** inner ******* ** *** covered ** ******** ** not ****** *** *********** will ****** ****** ** from *** ***** ******* region.

Fixed *********** ****** / *** ***********

********* ** ******** *** confirmed ** *** *******, the *** ****** **** a ***** ****** ** provide ** ********* **** temperature, ** ******** ** the ********** **** ** others **** ** ***** or ********* ***** ******* to ********* ************ ** body ***********. **** ****** is +*.*°* ** *******, but ***** ******** ** camera *****.

Measurements ****** *.*° ** ** / *** ***** ************

** *** *******, *** Avigilon ****-***-***-**** ******** ****** ~0.3° ** ** ****** IR *********** ** **** as * ******** *** canal *********** **** ********* Avigilon's *************** *** ********* (stationary, ****** *******, *' distance)

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Harder ** **** / ***** **** ******* *******

***** ** *** ******** to "****" *** ******** ETD ****** ** ********* the *********** ** *** canthus ****, ** *** difficult *** **** ******** by * ****** ****** when **********. *** *******, below, *** ****** ******** the ******* ** **.*°*, while ** ** ******** by ** ****** *********** at **.*°. **** ************ were ********* ** **** 100°F, *** ******** ****** did *** **** ** detect ** *** *****.

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**** *********** ** **** similar ** *** **** A ******, ***** *** similarly ********* ** **** using *** **** ******, and ******* **** ********* than ***** ******-***** ******* such ** ***** ** Hikvision.

Thermal **** ********* **** / ************ *********

***** ***** ******* *** a ******* ****** *** face ********* ** *********** with * ******* ****** for ***********, ******** **** only * ******* ****** for ********* *** ***********. Because ** ****, **** unrealistic ********* *** *******, such ** *********** ** faces ******* ** ***** or ********* ********** ******* ****-**** *******, *****, ********* ** which **** ***** ******* provide ****-****** ***** *********** measurements.

Temperature ***** ~*° **** ******* *** ****

******** ********** ******* ** removed *** ***********. *******, the ****** **** *** perform *** ********* ** glasses, ***** ********* ************ when **** **** ** indication ** ******** ** operators.

** *** *******, ************ taken **** ******* **** ~1°F ***** ** ******* as *** ****** ****** to *** ****** ******** area, ***** ***** ****** in ****** ********** ** elevated ************.

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No *********** ********** **** ***** *** **** ******** ***** ****

******* *** ****** *********** the ***** *******, ******** wearing ***** **** *** lower **** ** ***** face (*****/****) *** ******** at *** **** *********** as ***** *** ******* masks.

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Head **** ******* ************

******* *** **** **** often ******** ** *** camera ******* ** ******* temperature ** ** ** longer ******** *** *******'* face. *******, ** *** possible ** ******* ******** looking **** ** ***** phone ** ** *** side, ***** ******** ** low ************, ********* ~*-*.*°*.

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No *********** ***** ** *********** *********

****** *****'* ** *********'* fever ****** *******, *** Avigilon *** ****** *** not ******* *********** ************ in *********** *********, **** as ******* ******* ******* or **** ************* ****.

Only *** ******* ******** ** * ****

*** ******** *** ****** will **** ******* *** person ** * ****. If ******** ****** *** in *** *****, *** camera **** ****** "******" between *** *** ** them, ***** *****, ** simply ****** *** ******* face.

******** **** **** **** is ** ****** *** notes **** **** ********* subjects ** ****** *** screening ******* *** *** of *** ****** ** avoid ********* ******.

*****

***** ** *** ******** Thermal *** ****** ** simpler **** **** ***********, only ********* *** **** to **** *** ***** body ****** *** ********* an ******, ** *********, by ********* *** *********** on *** ******** ** a ******** ***********.

** ****** ********'* ***** options ** **** *****:

Only ********** **** ******** ******* ******

******** ******* ****** ** required ** *** *** 640S-H4A-THD-BO50, ** ************ ****** be **** ** *** camera *** ********* *** thresholds *** **** ** changed ** *** ****** setup *** ** ***.

****: *********** ********* *** only ** **** ** ACC ******* *.** ** later.

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Physical ********

*** ******** *** ****** itself ** ********** ******* to ***** ******** *******, with *** ********* ** the ******* ****** *** lens. ** ******** ******* I/O *** ***** ********* and * ***** ***** whip **** ***** ******** bullets.

SBIR *********** *********

******** **** *** *********** blackbody, ************ ** ***** Barbara ********. **** ********* is ************* ********* **** those ******** ** ***** fever ****** ****, **** a **** ******* **** factor *** ** **-***** controls, **** ** *********** configuration ******** ** *******, most ******* ** *** blackbody ******** ******'* **** **** ***.

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*** *********** *** ** changed (**°-**°*), *** **** is ************ ***** ******** and *** *********'* *** connection, *** ** *** required *** ******** *** setup.

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*** ******** ****-***-***-**** *** an**** ** $**,*** ***, ********* *** ******, blackbody, *** *******.

******: ******** *** ******* the ***** ** **** $5,500 *** ****, ******:

******** ******** ******* *********** to ****** ** ***** our ******** ** ************* as ******** *** ***** region ** *****. ********* Nov **, ****, ******** is ******** *** **** of *** ** ******* ETD ******** ** ***$*,***, making ** *** ** the **** *********** ********* on *** ****** ** simultaneously ******* **** ******** and ****-********** ***-*********.

**** *******, **** ****** applicable ****** *********, ** similar ** ** ******** lower **** ******, **** as ***** (~$**,***-**,***), ********* (~$10,000+), *** **** (~$**,***+, not ********* *********).

Manufactured ** ******

*** ******** ****-***-***-**** *** manufactured ** ******.

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Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** used ****** *******.

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** *** ** ****, it ***** ** ** the **** ******** ** the ******.

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**** ****** ******* ** only **** * ******* sensor, *** * **** sensor *********** **** ******* and ******. ** *** see **** ** * drawback, ** **********?

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*** *** ****** *** a ***** ****** ** you **** **.

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****, *** **** **** critical ** *********** *******, what's **** **** *** with *** ******** ***?

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****, * ***'* **** hands-on ********** ** * don't **** **** ** add. * ** **** to *** ******** **** a ******** ******** ** this ** **** ***** show ** ***** ** work ****** **** **** others.

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**** ***** *** **** or *** ***-****** ********?

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**** ** *** ***'* 510(K) ******** ****:***(*) ********* ************

******* ******** *** *** of *** *** ******** (whether *****, *********, ******, Seek, ***.) **** **** clearance. **** *** ********* under ****** "**** *** ****** to ******" ** ********** Fever ********* ******* ** No '***** ****'.

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*** **** ***** *** the ** *******?

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******* *** ******** **** of ***** ********* *** worldwide *** **** **** reputable ***** ******** ** Europe ******* ***** ***** has **** **** ******** feedback *** *'** ***** they *** ****** ********. There *** **** ** negative ** ********** *********** practise **** ***** *** Hikvision ****. *** ******* installs ******* ******* *** their ***-**** *** ***** fever ********* ********. ** have *** ******* *** positive ******** *** ******** results. ***** ***** ** haven't ********* *** ** the ****** ******* *******. Has ****** ********* ***** thermal ******* **** *** give ********? *** ***** to *** *** ********...*** Uniview ** ***** **** out ** ****? *** cameras ** **** **** told ** ******* ** the **** ******* ****** they **** *** *** our ***** **** **** the ******* ******* *** features *** ******* *** these *** **** *** have ********* ******** *** Axis...is ** ***** ** be **** ** **** site ******. **** ** a ****** ** ** from ** ********** ***********:

******* *********** *** **** Camera ****** | ******** Electronics *** ********

** **** ** ** the **** ** ** a **** **** **** ever ******. ***** ** also * *** ** lighthunter ****** **** *** feet ** **** ** have ****** *** ***** nothing **** ***** ** it ** **** ***** range.

***** * ** ***** and **** ****** **** of *** ******** *** tests ** ***** ********?

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:*** **** **** *** Cover ******* ****?

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******: ******** *** ******* the ***** ** **** $5,500 *** ****, ******:

******** ******** ******* *********** to ****** ** ***** our ******** ** ************* as ******** *** ***** region ** *****. ********* Nov **, ****, ******** is ******** *** **** of *** ** ******* ETD ******** ** ***$*,***, making ** *** ** the **** *********** ********* on *** ****** ** simultaneously ******* **** ******** and ****-********** ***-*********.

** ******* ** $**,*** MSRP ** *** ***** is ****** *** ** half.

******* ****** ****** *** these ******** *** *******.

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***** ********* ** * very ********** *** ** say "****** *****'* ****** an ***** $*,*** *** some ***** ******** *******".

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**** **** *** ******* here ** * *** camera *** * *********, not ******** *******, ** I ***'* *** *** claim ***** '***** ******** updates'.

**** ****, * **** reached *** ** ******** to *** *** ********** / *********** ***** **** a *********** ***** ***.

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*** ******? *** ***** they **** *** **** a "*** ******" **** the ******** ******** ******* bullet *** ********* ******* of ********** **********? * will ***** **** ***** the ********* ** *** kit, *** **** ** not * $*,*** ****.

*** **** ** *** Avigilon *********** ******** ******** is **** **** ********, and ***** * ** not ****** ** ******** the ***** ** *** software, ** ****** *** have **** * ***** lift. *** ****** *** already ******* ** **********, and **** ******* *** face ********* **********, ****** not ** *** ******* cameras.

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*** ***** **** **** out **** * "*** camera" **** *** ******** Avigilon ******* ****** *** perfectly ******* ** ********** radiometry

**** ****** *** **** is? ***** *** *** saying ** ** ************, I ****** *** **** a ******. ****************'* '*******' ******* ********'* marketing, * ***'* *** claims *** ********** ** temperature ***********.

** ** *****, ** the ******* ***** ***** pricing, *****'* ** ***** that * *** ** money *** **** **** on ******* ** *** hardware ********.

*******, ** ** ******* that ********'* ****** *** their ******** *********** ********* is *** * ***, which ** ** *** very **** *** *** most ****** ** *** spectrum (*.*., *****'* **** end ** *******, ********* is ********* **** *******, etc.). ******** ** *** spec:

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***, ** *** ***** of ******** ******* **** radiometry / *********** ***********,**** *** **** * model *** ** ****** it*** ** *** ******** so *'* ******* ******** generic ********** ****** **** doing ***** *********** *********.

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****, * **** *** previous ****** ************ **********, *** **** it *** *******. *** FLIR ******* **** ******** uses ** ***** ******* cameras ******* **********. *** Avigilon *** ****** **** likely *** *** **** general ***** ** ******, and *** *** ***** circuitry ***** ** *** same, *** ** ***** be ***** * ****** that ** ******* ********** from **** ** ** more ********. *** *** applications, ***** *** *** doing *********** ******** ** a ****** "******" **** of *** *********** *****, AND ***** * *********, Avigilon ***** ******** *** away **** ***** *** standard ****** *** ***** getting **** ****** ********, but **** ***** *** some **** **** **** over ***** *** "*****" sensor.

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******* *** ****** *** there.

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** ***** ** ****, prior ** ** **** at ********, * ****** for * ******* ****** manufacture (*** ****). * say **** **** ** give **** ********** ** you **** *'* *** making ****** **!

*********** *******/******* *** * lot **** **** ******** a **** ** ****** it. *** *********** ****** radiometry *** **** *** see ** **** ******* cameras ** ****** *** oranges. **'* *** **** easy ** ********* ** well. *** **** ********** you *** ******* *********** cameras *** ******* ******* surveillance ** ***** *** a ******.

**** **** ******* ************ cameras ** ** ******* images ***** ** *** contrast ** ***********. ****'* why *** **** ***** will ******* *********** ********* on ** * *** or **** ****** ****** it.

****'* *** *** ********* is ******, ** ******* a ********. *** *** Avigilon *** ******, *** firmware ** ********** ** approximate ************ ***** ** this ********, ***** *** defined *** ** *** blackbody (***** **** ** manually ***) ** *** baseline. ******* ** **** I *** **** ******* the *********, ** ******* setting ** *** ****** ROI, **** *********** **** read ****** ** *** walking **** ** ******* about ** *******.

*********** ******* ***'* **** this ********. **** *** meant ** ** **** of * "***** *** shoot" ******** *** ** far **** ********. **** "issue" ** **** **** solutions *** **** ***********, especially *** **** ***********.

********* **** ****** **** things **!

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*********** *******/******* *** * lot **** **** ******** a **** ** ****** it

****, ***, *** ** the **** ** *** sensor ******** ** ***** (FLIR *****), *** ********** is *****.

******* ** **** * say **** ******* *** blackbody, ** ******* ******* up *** ****** ***, your *********** **** **** either ** *** ******* dead ** ******* ***** to *******.

**** *** *** ***** something *****, ******* ****, and **** ***** ************** manufacturers, **** *** ***** of ******* *** ***-******* temperature ********** **** *** give ****** ******** (+/- 1 ******) ******** ******* the **** *** * blackbody. ************ ** *** input ******* ********** **** for *** ****** *** scene, ***** * ********* primarily ********* *** ***** temperature ******** (** **** degree).

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****: **** *** ***** as * ***** ** Undisclosed #* *****.

**** *** *** ***** something *****, ******* ****, and **** ***** ************** manufacturers, **** *** ***** of ******* *** ***-******* temperature ********** **** *** give ****** ******** (+/- 1 ******) ******** ******* the **** *** * blackbody.

**, ** ****'* ***** anything "*****". ** *** a ******** ** ****** within *** ********** **** we ******* **********.

* ********** **** ************** manufactures **** *** **** loads ** ******* ******* that **** ******** ************. They **** ********** *** that ******* *** **** were ***** ******** ** be **** ** * surveillance ****** (*'* ******** FLIR ********* *** *** top ** ** ****).

***** *** * *** of ********* ** *** problem "**** * *********** with * ******* ******", but *** ******* ** specifically **** ******* ** solve *** "*** ** I *** *********** ******** into ** *** *** get ********* ******/******** ** I ***'* **** ** get * ******** ****** for **?" *******, ** was * ******* ** had ** ***** ****--** time ** ******** *** wheel ** **** ***.

*** ****** ** ** combative ****. ********, *******, are * ****** ***** product ****, ** ** experience, **** ***** *****'* been **** ** **** deep-dives ****. ** **** is ******* **** ********** information, ********** **** ** comes ** *** ******** released **** ** *** for ****** **** **** might ** ******** ** this ******.

******* **, ** ** thought ** ***** **** engineered ** ********, *****-***** solution ** * ***** time-frame (****, ***'* ** honest, *****'* ***** *** bank ** *&* *** hose ** *** **** of *** ******* *******), I'm **** ** *****'** done **!

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**** **** * **** later, ******** ** ****** away ***** *******:

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