As states continue to ease stay-at-home orders, businesses reopen, and sporting events, concerts, festivals, and community events eventually return, monitoring the health of attendees is going to be crucial to the health and well-being of everyone.

We are in the process of proactively testing thermal temperature monitor products in order to create a turnkey mobile solution for employers, facilities, and event organizers to readily deploy.

Do a Google search for temperature monitoring and you will find no shortage of information about the current demand. Without a Covid-19 vaccine – and even after one is successfully developed and implemented – ensuring attendees are healthy before entering an event or office will be commonplace.

According to The Business Research Company, the market for these devices is expected to grow from $2.67 billion in 2019 to about $26.7 billion in 2020. In addition to buildings with large traffic such as hospitals and commuter hubs such as airports, businesses all over the country are implementing thermal temperature monitors to read employees’ temperatures before letting them into the building. Businesses such as Amazon, Chrysler, and Caterpillar, to name a few, have invested in this technology already.

The next logical step is implementing these thermal temperature monitors at entrances to events such as sporting events, concerts, and festivals. That’s where we can help.

We have mocked up two models of thermal temperature trailers that can allow event management to funnel attendees through on their way in.

The single-lane trailer has steps leading to an entrance through the rear of the trailer with the thermal temperature monitor mounted to an acrylic partition wall at the front. An event staffer can sit in the wedge nose area of the trailer behind the acrylic partition and monitor the temperature readings, directing the person to either exit through a side door in one direction if they pass or the other direction if their temperature is above the threshold. Just outside the “fail” door, a second event staffer would then scan that person’s temperature with an FDA approved, clinical-grade temperature reader for a second confirmation before denying the person entry to the event.

The double-lane trailer functions similarly, but has an aluminum partition wall running length-wise down the middle of the trailer to create two entry lanes at once. This requires two thermal temperature monitors to be mounted to the front acrylic wall, and event management would need to section off a “holding zone” on both sides of the trailer for those whose temperatures read above the threshold to be checked again.

In both options, an event staffer can be stationed at the entrance to the trailer (the rear of the trailer) to let people in one by one, or spots can be placed on the floor of the trailer six feet apart to keep attendees socially distanced during the entry process.

If neither of these options works for you, we are happy to custom-build a different layout that meets your needs. All of these trailers will be pre-wired with electrical and CAT-6 connection for the thermal temperature monitors, and the monitors themselves installed.

The monitors can read temperatures almost instantly once the person’s face is within the box on the screen and the temperature threshold can be set by the administrator. Its functionality allows for masks, hats, sunglasses, and other objects to be worn without degrading its accuracy, and it also rejects false positives from items such as hot drinks.

One rep we talked with stressed the importance of noting that these monitors do not detect the coronavirus and should not be solely or primarily used to diagnose or exclude a diagnosis of Covid-19 or any other disease. They are designed as a screening tool to measure elevated body temperature, which should then be confirmed with a clinical-grade thermometer. 

They also do not violate HIPPA regulations if the temperature reading is not tied to any personally identifiable information. Other important factors we are considering as we nail down a provider is their capacity for customer support to troubleshoot any potential issues and their ability to send out replacement hardware as needed.

If you are an event organizer or in charge of facility operations and could use a thermal temperature trailer, let’s start the conversation. With current build times for custom trailers at 10-14 weeks, taking proactive steps to prepare for the return of events will put you in a better position once the industry returns to normal.

Give us a call at 630-524-2029 or email Justin@advantagetrailer.com for more information.