ZKTeco Body Temperature and Mask Detection Reader Tested

By Brian Rhodes and Derek Ward, Published May 26, 2020, 11:07am EDT

While dedicated fever cameras emerged first, now tablet/kiosk fever detectors are ramping up.

China's ZKTeco has been aggressively promoting such devices, even pitching it to IPVM members at the April New Products show.

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We bought and tested their device, the SF1005-V+ to see how well it performs., examining:

  • ZKTeco's accuracy compared to an IR thermometer.
  • What impact does height and distance have on temperature measurements?
  • Accuracy of mask detection.
  • How do ambient temperatures impact measurement?
  • How quickly can temperature measurements be made?
  • Impact of glasses, hats, and long hair covering the face.

Key ********

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*** ********* ******-*+ ********* well ** ******* *******:

  • **** ********* ******'* *********** (but ****** ***********) ************ height, ********, *** *********** conditions, *** ******* ****** delivered ******** ***** ****** their ********* +/-*.**°* *****.
  • ******** ********* *** ******, as ** **** ****** to *** *** ****** to *** * ***** face ** ** ****** human/user.
  • **** *********** ** ***** restrictive ************ ** *** having **** ***** *** forehead, ******** **** *********** or ******* ** **** masks ******** ** ********* notifications **** ********* ***** from ******* *******.

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*******, ******* ****** **** found ** ********* *** testing:

  • ** ***** *********** *********** errors **** ******** ***** too *** **** (**** 18"), *** **** (**** 6' ****), ** *** short (***** *' *").
  • ********, ***********, *** ******* ambient ************ **** ****** results, ******* ** '******' falsely ***** ******** **** users *** *** **** one.
  • ***** ****** ****** * half-second **** ****, *** testing ****** **** ** be *****, **** ****-**** measurements ****** ******* *.* to * ******* *** user.
  • ***** ****** ****** **** the ****** ***** ** be ********** **** ****, we ************ ******* *******, afternoon *** ********. *** testing ****** **** ** room *********** ******** ~*°* or ****, *** **** temperature ******** ~*.*°* ** more.
  • **** ********* *** ****** to ***** ** ******** the ***** **** * hand.************, ***** **** **** beards **** ********* ******** as ******* * ****.
  • ****** *********** *********** ******** separate **** ******** *** masked *** ******** *****.

** *** ***** *****, we ********* *** ******** and ****** *****, *** offer *** ***************:

Objection **** ****** ***** *******

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*********** *** *** ***** Reed******** *** *" **** prior ** ******* *** supported *** ******* ** the *" **** **********, at *** **** ***, after ** ****** ******* problems *****, **** ******** the *" **** '************' the *" ****. *******, Reed *** *** *** explained ** **** **** the *" **** **** so.

****** ** ******* *******, we ********** ***** **** about "****[***] ********* + 5 **** **. * inch", *********** "**** *** confirm *** *******/**** *********/**** rec/palm ***** ******* **** be ***** *** ****** model?" ** ***** **** responded ****** "*** **** temp ******* (***** ******-*+). Please ****** ***** ** has **** ***** ******. If ***, **’** **** to **."

[UPDATE: *.**** ********]

***** **** ********* ** our ******** *** *******, saying *** '**********' ***** is * ***** ***********:

* ********* **** ** technical ******* ** *****, other **** ******** **** the ***** ** **** SF1008+ *********** ******-*+.

**** **** ****** *** testing, * **** ******* to ****** ** *** agree ** ***.

**** ** ******** *** shipment ** *** *" version *** **** *********** test **** ********.

*******

****** ******-*+ ***** *** ~$3,000 *** ******. **** pricing ** ***** **** typical ******-***** ********* ******* (e.g.*****,*********, ********) ***** ********* **** for $**,***-**,*** ***. ** is ** * ******* range ****** ** ***** tablet / ***** *******.

Bad ***** / ****** ******* *********** ********

** *** *****, ******* distance **** *** ****** had * *********** ****** on ******* *********** ************. ZKTeco ********* ******** *********** 18" *********** ********, *** their ************* ****** **** (~15.75"), **** ******.

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**** *** *********** ***** distance ** **" ** the ******, **** ***** may **** *******, **** the ****** *** ***** or ********** ** ***** personal *****, ****** **** prone ** ******** ******* away **** ***********, ******* results.

** ** ******* *******, on *** ****, * subject **** ******** ******** temperature ** ******** ******** at **". *******, ** the *****, ** ** measured ****** "*******" **** temperature **** ~**" **** at **.**°*, ******* ******** temperature ***** ** *** IR ***********.

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** *** ********** *****, we **** * ******* standing ~**", ~**" *** ~32" **** **** *** reader. ***** *** ***** users *** **** ** the ******, **** *** naturally **** **** **** the ****** *** **** added ******** *****. *** distances **** *** ****** were ***** **** *** subject's **** ** *** reader.

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Awkward *** *** ****/***** ********

****** ********** **** *** terminal ** ******* ** 1.5m, ~*.*'. *******, ***** on **** ******** ******, taller ***** *** **** to ***/******, ***** ******* users *** ******* * step *** ****** ***********, also ***** ** ***** documentation:

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** *** *******, ******** face ********* *** ****** and ******* ***** *** awkward, ** **** ** the **** *** ******** by *** *****'* ** elements. ************ ** ****** subjects **** *********** ******* to ***** ** "*******" height, *** ************ ** shorter ******** **** ~*.*°* lower.

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

******'* ****** **** *** be *** ********* *** public ******** ************ **** courthouses, *******, ** ****** transportation **** (*.*.:***** ***********) *** ** ******* audio *********** ******* *** users *** *** ******** impaired. ****** ****** **** an ******** **** *** assist ***** **** *** correct ********, ******* ****** to ******* **** **** will ** ******.

** ***-************, ***********, **** recognition, *** **** *********** are *** ******** **** are ****** *** *********, although ******* *** *** onboard *********** ****** *** be ********* ** ** is **** ** ********* heights *** ********** ****** *** ********** ****.

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

** *** *****, ****** detections ******* ** ******* subjects ********* ***** ** reading **** ********, ****** less ****** **** ** camera-based ******* (*.*. *****, Hikvision, ******). *** *******, the ******* ***** *** measured ****** *°* ***** than ** ** ***********, reported ***** *** ***.*° fever *********.

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************, ** **** ** Hikvision *** ******, **** covering *** ******** ************ blocked ********* ** ******** temperatures, ***** *****:

False ********* ****** ** *********

***** *********** ******** **** not ******* **** *** reader ********* ** * stable *********** **** ** windows ** ********** ******** present ****** *** **** of *** ******.

*******, **** ******** ** front ** * ****** with ******** ********, ***** reads ***** *****.

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Hats/Glasses/Masks ******* ****** ** ************

****** **** *** **** firm *************** *** ******** hats *** ******* **** getting * *********** ***********, only ****** **** ** will "**** ** ******." In *** *****, ******* temperature *** *********** ******* when ******* ****, *******, or *****.

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**** **** **** ******* of ***********, *** ****** may ** ****** ** properly ********* * **** wearing * **** ** other *****, ********* *****.

** ***** *********, ****** claims *,*** *********** *********** points, ******* ** ***** on *** ********, *******, or ***** *****, **** the ****** ************* ******* the "**** *******."

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Calibration ****** ** ********

******'* ************* ******* ****** that *** ********* **** should ** ********** *** ambient *********** "****" ** a *******-********** ***********.

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*******, ** *** *******, we ***** **** *********** results ***** ** ***** significantly (~*.*°* ** ****) if *** ******* *********** changed ** **** **** ~3-4°F, ******** ** ******* as *** *** ***** up ** ** ********* without ******** ******* *******.

*** **** ** ******-*+ calibration *** *** **, the ***** ***** ***** the ******* ********* *** thermal *********.

Mask *********

**** ********* ********* ****** well ** ****** ***** actually ******* *****. *******, it ***** ** ******* intentionally ** *************** ** two **** ** *** testing:

*****, ***** **** ******** as ******* * **** simply ** ******** ***** mouths **** ***** ***** or ****. ** *** subject's *********** ** ***** the ***** ********* *** they *** ***** ** recognized, *** **** ******* entry, ***** ****:

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************, ***** ****** **** regularly ******** ** * "mask", **** ****** *** subject ** ******* *** wearing ***.

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*******, **** ********* ***** for ****** *********** ** ZKTeco's ********, ** *** to ****** ***** ******* masks *** ******* ** order *** **** ** be ******** **********. ***** enrolled ******* ***** **** not ********** **** ******* them, *** **** *****:

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Strong ******** *********

****** *******, ******'* ******** detection *** ****** *** did *** ****** ******* photos ** ****** ** mobile ******* ** **** humans:

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Longer **** ******** *********** ****

****** ****** **** *** SF1005-V+ ** **** ** produce *********** ******** ****** half * ******.

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*******, ***** ** *** testing, ** ***** *********** times **** ******* *.*-*.* seconds. ** ******** **** time ***** ******* ********* people, ********** **** **** a ***** ******** ****.

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Reviewing *********** ************

***** **** **** ** download *** ******* ******'******************* ** ****** *** download ******, ** **** as ****** **** *********** were ********* ** **** temperature, ** "******" ** the ****** *********.

Physical ********

*** ****** ******-*+ ** compact *** ******** *** thermal *** ****** ******, white *****, *" ***********, IR ************ *** *********** scanner. *** ****** **** allows *** *****, *****, Wiegand, ********, *** ***** I/O ***********.

** **** ** *** physical ************ ** *** Seek **** ****** *** blackbody ** **** *****:

Version ******

******* *** ********* ***** the ****** ******-*+ **** firmware ******* ******-**-****.*.**. **** firmware *** ******** ** us ** ****** ****** the *******.

Comments (35)

* **** ********** ** they ***** ** **** a ******* ****** ***** in *** ********, *** the ***** **** ***** to ** ** ***** to *** ******? **** it **** ** **** to **** *** *********** with *** ********* ******* of ****** *******.

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**** ** **** ** good ** **** *** integration **** *** ********* systems ** ****** *******.

***** ****, ****** *** the *********. ********* ** integrated **** ******'* ****************** but ********* ********** **** 3rd ***** ****** ******* using ******* ** *** controller. ********** *** **** details *** ******* ** the ******, *** ** an ****** ******.

**** **** ****?

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****** *****. ** ********* the **** ***** *****-*****. If * **** * previous ******** ** ***** of *** ************ **** their ****** *** *** possible ** ********* *** lists **** *** **** correct?

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** * **** * previous ******** ** ***** of *** ************ **** their ****** *** *** possible ** ********* *** lists **** *** **** correct?

*'** *** ****** ** this, * ** *** sure *** ** *** not **** **** ******. Uploading *** ****** ***** be * ***** **** if ** ** ********, but *'** *******.

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* *** **** **** have * ****** ***** software **** **** ********* ZKtecos ******** **** ***** access ******* *******. *** you **** *** **** about ****?

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**** **** * ********** called ***, *** ** have **** ** ** integrate ***** *** ******* into ********* ********. ** are ***** ******** ******** confirmation *** ********* *********** of ***** *********** *******.

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*** **** * ** our "********** ****" ***** bulk ********* ** ********* names *** ******: *****://*******************.***/**********/**********%******.***.

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* **** **** **** that ** ***** **** sipass

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*** @ *** *********

*** @ ******** ** calibrating ********** *** ***

*** @ *** *** restrictions

***** ***.

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******** **** ** ** access ******* ******* **** is ***** *** ******* as ** ******* ** its ******* ****** ******* function. ** ** *** a ******* ******* ********* unit **** *****, ******* etc

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* ***'* ********** *** logic ****. *** ******** expectations ******** ** ** relaxed ******* ** ***'* a ******?

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*** ** ***, *** response *** ***** ********* at *** ******** ** regards ** ********* ***.

*** ***** ** **** this ******* ** ********* to **** ** *** others ****** ** **** it ** *** ********* a '*****' ********* ******, but ** ****** ******* (facial *********** ******) **** also **** '*****' ********* as ** ********** *******, rather **** ***** ******** whose **** ******* ** 'fever' *********.

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**** **** ******!

**** ***** *** ****** are *** ***** *** the *******?

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** **** *****-******** *** ********** ****** ***** ******** ***** *** **** Walmart, **** *** ***., for *******. *** ***** made ** **** ** run ****** *** **** around *** ******* ** different ****** *** *******.

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**** ** **** **** particular ***** ***** ** not **** ****** ** fit *** *-**** *****. Whichever ***** *** ****, ensure ** *** *********** the ****** * ***** x *-**** ***** ** the *****. * **** literally ******* ** ********* mounts, **** ** **** returned *** *** *** of ****.

****, ***** ********** ** they *** **, *** tripod ** *** ***** to ** ** ***** mount *** **** *******, as ******** **** ** get ****** ** ****** for * *********** **** and *** ****** **** into *** ****** ******** over **** $****+ **********. Please **** *** ********* precautions ** ******* ********* accidents.

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****** *******, *** ** I *** ** ******* this ** * ********** setup, ** ***** ********* be ******** **** ** podium *******.

** *** *** *" model, *'** **** ****** end ** ******** ** to *** ** *** sturdier ****** ******* *** nail **** *** ********* to * **** *****. Will ********* ******* * setup ******* **** ** usually ** ** *** free *****.

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** *** ***** ** 1024 ********* ****** ** accurate **** *'* *** sure **** **** ******* provided ********** ********. ** the ***** ** *** shown **** *** ****** a ******** ***** * hot ***** ******. ** the ********* ** ** fact ******* ** ******** detection ******. *** *'* not ****** **** ** overall ********, **** ******** out **** ***** *** hot ***** ****** ** the ******** ***'* *** best *** ** ******** a *****. *** **** detection ******* *** **** issues, ** **** ** you ********* ******** **** lighting, ********, ****** *** so *****.

*******, ***** ****** ** always.

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***** **#*,

**'** ****** ** ****** about *** *,*** ********* point *****, *** **** proves ** ** **********, as *** ******-*+ ** actually * ***** ***** array, ******** *** ****** per ****** *********** ******** to **. **** ****, there *** * **** additional ****** ** ********, them *****:

  1. *** ******* *** ** wider **** * ******** face, ******* **** *** all *** ****** **** be ** *** ****.
  2. ** *** ********* **** distance, * ******* ** ~18" *** ****** **** have **** ** ***** points ** *** ** the **** *** **** temperature ************.

** *********, * ******* will **** **** "********* points" ********* *** **** skin **** ********* ** distance, ******, *** ******** accessories **** *** ** wearing (****, *******, *****, etc).

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[No ******** ** *-**** '***********' *****]

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*** *" ******* *********** the *" *******

** ** ** ************* that *** *** *********** are ** *** ********* and ****** ** **** that *** ** ****** locally (*" *** **** memory) - ******* ** faces ** ***********, *** example. *** ******* *** the ****, ** ** real *********** ***** ******* the *** *****.

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** *** **** ******* at * ****** **** the *-**** *******. *** client *** * ******* professionals ******** ****** ** they ******* *** **** checked ** *** *** accurate *** ****** **** was. **** *** **** were * *** ***** and ******** ***** *** also ** *****. ** wound ** ******** ** to ** *** ******* monitor ***** ** ****** to **** *** ****** to ***** ***** **** and ** ****** **** better *** **** ******** touched *** ******. ******... not ** ***** ********.

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*'* ********** ********** ** learn **** ***** **** has ** *** ***** how ************ *** ******+ unit *********** *** ******-*+. We **** **** ******* 8-inch ***** *** **** 5-inch. ** ********** ***, but **'* *** ***** to ****.

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***** *******:

**** ********* *** ** updated *** ****** **** his *****. ** ***** the ********** ***** ** (anecdotal) ***** *******, *** not * **** **********.

**** **** **** *** 8" **** *** * comparison **** ********.

******.

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***, * *** **** in **** ********. ****** for *** ******. ** dealers *** ***-***** *** looking ******* ** **** results ** *** *" unit.

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***** ** ****** *** at ****** **** *****'* new ******/***** ********, ************* ***** ***************** *****:

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** **********, ***** ** arguing ***** ****** ********** and *** ** * camera ** * ********** (e.g., ******) **** ******* better ***********:

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** **** ******* * Dahua **** *** **** it ***** (********* **** week), ** **** ****.

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*** *** * ********* distributor *** **** *** with * ****-******** ***** heavily *********** *** *********** technology **** ****** ****:

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[UPDATE: ******'* **** ********]

***** **** ********* ** our ******** *** *******, saying *** '**********' ***** is * ***** ***********:

* ********* **** ** technical ******* ** *****, other **** ******** **** the ***** ** **** SF1008+ *********** ******-*+.

**** **** ****** *** testing, * **** ******* to ****** ** *** agree ** ***.

**** ** ******** *** shipment ** *** *" version *** **** *********** test **** ********.

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**** ***** *** **** an *********** ****?

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**** ***** ***** ** the **** ** **** gone ****, *** ********* thermal *****. * **** not ******** *** **** yet ** *** ** you **** ******** ** it *** **** ***** now!

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****, ******.******** ****** *********** *********** Terminal *****, ***** $*,***.**, ***** very ******* ******* ***** below:

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**** *** * ***** Rapids ******** ******* ** probably ***** ** ***.

*** ******* ** ******* and *** ***** ** Marcel *******,**** **** ******** ****:

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******'* ******** ***************:

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* ********* *** ********:

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***** **** **** ** integrator.

****, *** *** *** decide ** **** ****?

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****** ****! ** ** Security *** *** **** the ****, ** *** a ************* ******* *** Innovation **** ** ** and *** ****** **********. You *** *** **** on *** **** **** the "***** ** ***" comment. ********** ** **** an ******** ************ **** Vizidef *** ** *** multiple ******* *** **** tried *** **** *** the *** **** ****** on.

** *** * **** not ***** *** ********** about *** ***** *** I ** **** *** involved **** *** ***** screenings. *** **** ** to **** ***** ***** out ** *** ********** globally *** ********** *** more ** *** ******** so *********, **** *** decent.

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** *** * **** not ***** *** ********** about *** *****

* *** ******* ****. Virtually ** *** *** a ***** *** ** long ** ***** ******* say **** ******'* ************ are ********* ******, ****** will ** *****. **** said, ** *** ********* about **** ******* *** very **** ****** *****.

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** **** ****** ********* asking ** ***** "*****" or "***********" ****** ******* but * ** ********* reluctant ** **** **** any **** ** ** called ******. ** ** the ********* ** *** to ***** *** **** watching *** ******* *********, which *** ****** **** by *** ***, ***** systems **** **** * service ********* ** **. IMO ********* *** ******* in * ********* ** make ** **** ***** as **** *** *** this ******** *** *** thinking ***** **** **** are ****** ******* ** not *******.

***** **** ** ****** this ** **** ***** oil ** **!

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******.

********* *** ***** ****** is *** *** *** customers **** ** ****. I ** **** ******* of *** **** ** sell ******** **** **** not ***** ********/********** *** the *********** **** ********* need *****.

* *****, ***, **** this ****** **** * service ******* **** ******** requests ** *********** *** the ***** **** *** way ** *** *******, another *** ** ****, and ******* *** ** the *** ** *** day. ***, ** ***** train ** ***********, *** the *********** ******** ****** continue ** *** **..........** dissatisfaction *** ***********.

** *** ******* *** for *** ***** * learn ***** * **** compelling ******** **** *** team *** ****** *** behind.

"******* *******" **** ** provide ******** *********, ********* we **** *** ** trusted.

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* ** ******** **** of ** **** ** other ********* ** **** maintain ******* ****** ****** to ***** ** *********, distancing *** ** *****.

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