US company, Athena Security, faked its coronavirus fever detection marketing, faked a customer, faked comments, and is now using Hikvision, IPVM has determined though Athena denies.
The use or misuse of thermal cameras for coronavirus fever detection has exploded over the last month as organizations around the world try to constrain its spread.
The case of Athena security shows a very troubling pattern of companies taking advantage of the fear and desperation of users looking for any solution to this.
UPDATE: Athena officials spoke to IPVM before publishing and we included that in the original report. Now, Athena's CEO spoke with IPVM, saying the Athena branded camera they showed to KVUE (Hikvision white label) is not the type of camera they sell, that the cameras they do sell are NDAA compliant and that they have pledged "50% of the profits go to the victims from COVID". We have added a new section to cover this.
UPDATE: IPVM has found more fundamental problems with Athena's systems and claims - Athena CEO Criticizes 'Deplorable' 'Nitpicking', IPVM Refutes