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This newly launched startup is offering thermal temperature checking solutions

Temperature Check was founded by events pro Bruce Pike in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The startup's products are designed for use in office buildings, restaurants and event venues.

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Newly launched Temperature Check is offering thermal temperature checking solutions designed for use in office buildings, restaurants and event venues.

Bruce Pike, an events pro and founder of Silver Spring, Maryland-based PIKE PRODUCTIONS, founded the tech startup in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial launch of the company’s products includes a suite of three models of its thermal scanning devices, which can determine elevated temperature readings for the sake of minimizing the spread of germs in buildings.

“The hospitality industry, events specifically, was the first and hardest hit industry during the early phases of COVID-19, and I watched more than 80 events disappear from our calendar in three days’ time,” said Pike in a statement. “As someone whose business for the past two decades revolved around the gathering of people, I made it my mission to provide a prevention tool to help business owners — from restaurants to corporate office lobbies and residential buildings to event venues — rebuild and enter this new reality with confidence.”

The temperature checking devices are contactless and the company said they can read a person’s body temperature in seconds. Before entering a building, if patrons show a temperature over 100.4°F (38°C), this can mean a person has a fever caused by an infection or illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Temperature Check’s three device models include a floor stand, wall mount bracket and a desk top stand. Each model comes with the temperature checking device, a mounting system a small contactless display screen equipped with a binocular camera and facial recognition control. Once they are plugged in, the startup said its user-friendly devices can be easily booted up and can detect body temperatures when a people stand in front of them. A red light indicator shows that a person’s temperature is above 100.4°F.

These devices can help business owners and building managers come up with their own prevention protocol, even beyond COVID-19. The products range in price from $1,295 to $2,295.

The facial recognition software in the devices can detect if a person is wearing a mask or not and the device will remind them to wear one.

“The restaurant industry has sustained unimaginable losses this year as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak forcing widespread closures and preventing in-person dining services,” said Michael Friedman, founder of All Purpose and Red Hen, in a statement. “As we begin to rebuild our industry and eagerly welcome guests back into our dining rooms, Temperature Check has given us a sense of comfort knowing we are keeping everyone in our restaurants safe.”

Buildings using the Temperature Check devices will display the startup’s logo so patrons are aware.

Series: Coronavirus

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