Education Institutions across India are looking for breakthrough solutions to resolve the health and safety concerns after the recently issued fresh guidelines by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for safe reopening. In some parts of India the schools have already reopened and in others plans are underway to open the schools.
To protect the education ecosystem from the COVID-19 pandemic, Prama Hikvision has come up with an impressive line-up of solutions for the Education Sector. To ensure health, safety and wellbeing of all the stakeholders of India’s vibrant education community, Prama Hikvision offers a Temperature Screening Solution, a Crowd-Flow Management Solution and a Social Distancing Check Solution. These Health and Safety Monitoring Solutions, besides being designed to help Safe Reopening of Education Institutions across India, are also instrumental in ensuring strict compliance of the government guidelines.
Using a Touch-Free Temperature-screening solution is one current measure being used to quickly spot individuals with an elevated skin temperature (EST). This detection method is designed to help the initial screening of EST., This method also reduces manual testing time and safety risks to those involved in the detection process. The Temperature Screening Cameras now seem to be getting widely adopted by most educational institutions.
In this context, it is also important to note that a Temperature Screening Technology should carry all the desirable characteristics. It should be capable to capture the face temperature from a distance and be truly contactless, it should have an accuracy range of a minimum of +/- 0.5 degrees Celsius, it should be able to scan multiple individuals at once for skin temperature and mask compliance detection with the help of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, and it should be able to capture the temperature irrespective of the distance and the directional position of the target person.
Steps for safe reopening of Education Institutes:
Temperature Screening and Mask Detection at Entrance Lobbies: Upon arriving at school, students and staff shall be guided to the pre-set entrance lobbies for preliminary temperature measurement before entering the campus. A variety of devices are available to meet temperature measurement, mask detection and attendance management needs.
Mask Detection at Open Areas: Open areas are where students carry out after-class activities. It is recommended to install IP cameras for face mask detection and intrusion detection so as to better protect students.
Powerful Data Management and Visualized Demonstration: At the control room, site managers and security staff can view statistics and temperature records of all connected sites in real time using HikCentral (Video Management Software). HikCentral creates instant popups and other notifications upon detection of abnormal temperatures.
Compliance of Mask Guidelines: Wearing masks is recommended as a measure to contain respiratory droplets and protect the general public. Masks are also commonly included in worldwide health guidelines towards reopening. Hence, compliance with this guideline has become crucial to many organizations. Video technology can help monitor the use of protective masks in clever and unobtrusive ways.
Mask Detection Alerts: AI algorithms can detect whether a person is wearing a mask. The system then triggers a pre-defined action if no mask is detected, such as, for example, a voice prompt or a link to an access system to deny entry. This provides a simple way to monitor the situation, or even to remind people of the rules. Hikvision’s thermal and AcuSense cameras, as well as MinMoe temperature screening terminals are equipped to detect masks. A specialized interface on Hikvision’s Deep-in-Mind NVRs can also be used to visually display temperature and mask status together, making monitoring much easier.
Wide Range of Options: Prama Hikvision offers temperature screening solutions through various product types including installed thermographic cameras, handheld thermographic cameras, metal detector doors, and MinMoe access terminals that can be flexibly deployed in a wide range of applications.
The Social Distancing solution uses people counting and 3D modelling technologies to measure the distance between people accurately. The distance measurement can be adjusted, according to scenario, or changing Government regulations, for example. Hikvision Dual Lens Cameras help education institutions measure social distancing, and its advanced 3D binocular stereo vision and deep learning algorithm can be configured to trigger alarms according to local regulations and requirements. Users can set the minimum contact distance threshold needed; when the distance becomes less than this pre-set threshold, an instant alarm and popup will appear with audio and video linkage.
Safe Reopening for the education sector requires all of us to move forward together, employing the recommended best practices and maintaining safe daily habits in order to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Cutting-edge video technologies can help various organizations better observe the instructions and guidance. Prama Hikvision, has dedicated product packages for education vertical specific applications and solutions, including schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions. It has multiple application cases across India to bolster the cause of safe reopening for the education sector.