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Business Security During COVID19: Contactless Solutions Comparison

Oct 09, 2020
Business Security During COVID19: Contactless Solutions Comparison

Many countries are dealing with the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. So, it seems like for most businesses, a major concern is still managing traffic flow according to current social distancing and safety measures. These days it is necessary to employ contactless access control and touchless solutions to guarantee business security. 

The world is changing fast, and businesses have to keep up with the latest innovations. Investing in thermal CCTV cameras, touchless door sensors, contactless switches, facial recognition systems, motion detection devices, Bluetooth readers are among the top business security options to consider using during these COVID-19 pandemic times.

Temperature Screening with Access Control

Temperature screening with access control means using thermal CCTV cameras or handheld temperature screening devices to grant access when detecting “normal” skin surface temperature. 

Hikvision MinMoe Temperature Screening Terminal vs Dahua Thermal Body Temperature Measurement


Hikvision MinMoe Temperature Screening Terminal

This terminal has a variety of functions. It provides fast, accurate recognition, even in darkness.

  • Accuracy of face recognition to over 99%
  • Temperature measuring range: 30°C – 45°C
  • High accuracy
  • Authentication distance: 0.3m – 2.0m
  • Abnormal temperature alarm
  • Not-wearing a mask alert
  • Temperature screening of people wearing masks
  • Price - €3.500 - €2.500 

Dahua Thermal Body Temperature Measurement

There are eight-channel mask detection and eight-channel face recognition. The system shows real-time temperature and supports multi-client login.

  • Measuring body temperatures of multiple persons from up to 3m distance is possible.
  • Multi-person, non-contact screening
  • Visual abnormal temperature alert
  • Authentication distance: up to 3 meters
  • Non-mask detection and real-time temperature display
  • €6,560

Hikvision Thermographic handheld camera vs Guide Fever Screening Thermal Camera

Such touchless solutions are designed for preliminary temperature screening of employees or guests entering such places, for example, factories, office buildings, transit stations, and airports.


Hikvision Thermographic handheld camera

Perfect to use in indoor environments, such as offices, airports and stations

  • Accuracy: ±0.5°C
  • Rechargeable battery, up to 8 hours of continuous operation
  • Shows real-time temperature on the screen
  • Authentication distance: 0.8-1.2m
  • Saves temperatures and thermal images to an 8GB memory card
  • Operating time: up to 8 hours of use
  • Supports Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Supports live view on the external monitor, PC and smartphone
  • Supports audio intercom
  • Can be integrated with audio alarm
  • Price: €3.500 

Guide Fever Screening Thermal Camera

It is a fast temperature screening touchless solution. It is manufactured to meet the temperature screening needs of restaurants, retail outlets, supermarkets, schools, factories, public buildings and construction sites.

  • Accuracy: ±0.5°C.
  • Economical and practical thermal camera 
  • Fixed or Mobile use 
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Authentication distance: 1 meter
  • Saves up to 100,000 images for review
  • Price: €650.00

Smartphone Access Control Systems

Barcode and Wiegand technologies have been around for quite a while, but these days they are not as efficient anymore. Barcodes are cheap, but not that safe. Weigand technology still involves contact between a card and a reader. Thus, nowadays, the best contactless solutions would be proximity/smart cards or smartphones.

The popularity of using smartphones as an access credential is growing, as it is much more effective and cheaper option. Smartphones can use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or high-frequency RFID to communicate with readers. However, BYOD use can raise compatibility and security issues.

VIZpin Smartlock & Nuki Smart Lock 


VIZpin Smartlock

VIZpin is a Bluetooth-powered smartphone access control system. It allows convenient, secure access to anyone, anytime, from anywhere. It is possible to manage and control access to gates, doors, and latches.

  • Simple and convenient user management
  • Includes five smart keys
  • Access 24/7 for all users
  • Low power
  • Long read range up to 10M
  • No network connection is needed
  • No cards or FOBs are needed
  • Price: €250.00

Nuki Smart Lock 

A European company offers smart access solutions to homeowners, retailers, and businesses. 

  • Simple installation (it can be mounted on the inside of your existing door lock)
  • Limited Access Times
  • Lock ’n’ Go mode
  • Automatic Locking Times
  • Activity Log
  • Comfortable administration of employees permissions
  • A range of accessories
  • Price starting at €229

Hygienic/Automatic Door Handles and Switches

It has been scientifically proved that Coronavirus stays for up to 9 days on different surfaces, including door handles. There are some modern touchless solutions to combat the COVID-19 virus together with any other unwanted germs and bacteria. Non-touch switches are ideal for ensuring business security in food processing, hospital and chemical industry.

Hotron J-Wave Touch-Free Activation Switch & Hotron Clearwave Touch-Free Activation Switch

Hotron suggests a variety of sliding door sensor solutions to guarantee timely door opening and enhanced pedestrian safety. Industrial facilities, commercial environments and many other businesses may benefit from installing such contactless access control solutions as it may shield customers and employees from harmful bacteria in case responsible hand-hygiene practices fail.


Hotron J-Wave Touch-Free Activation Switch

  • Detection range: 10-30 cm
  • Illuminated faceplate
  • Infrared technology
  • Price starts from €95

Hotron Clearwave Touch-Free Activation Switch

  • Detection range: 5-40 cm
  • Three different faceplates included
  • Microwave technology
  • Water-resistant
  • Flush mounted (no wall damage)
  • Price starts from €100

COVID-19, SARS, Ebola, Influenza. It is not only about the current pandemic situation and national headlines. Many diseases are caused by bacteria and viruses that can survive on the surface for quite a long time. Practicing good hand hygiene may just not be enough, so we try our best to avoid direct contact.

These days there are several state-of-the-art contactless access control technologies to improve your business security in terms of minimizing health risks for your clients and employees.

It is possible to use handheld or fixed thermal cameras to prevent infected people from entering the premises. It is as well possible to install smart locks granting access to users via wireless technology. Moreover, you can implement touch-free activation switches to decrease the amount of contact with any sort of surfaces. 

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