Troya Tech Defense Ltd., an Israeli manufacturer of defense related electro-optical systems and devices, has developed the TCV-2020, a Made-in-Israel system which detects and monitors high body temperature, due to the current Coronavirus crisis. The TCV-2020 is a dual optical channels-based system; a charge coupled device (CCD) day channel that enables face detection, and a thermal infrared (IR) channel for detecting and monitoring normal and irregular body temperatures.
The TCV-2020 enables instant and continuous measurement of the temperature of a large mass of people entering any building, even if they do not stop or even slow down, and is even able to determine the temperature of runners or bike riders. When the system detects a high-temperature human “threat”, a visual signal will be shown on the user’s screen, accompanied by an alarm, to which the security personnel will have to respond according to the relevant protocol.
If required, that person will be barred from entering the building in order to prevent others from being infected. The TCV-2020 has a margin of error of only +/- 0.2°C by using a “black body” as a reference point. It received a European CE standard after undergoing various environmental tests. Troya has sold many systems during the last couple of months, mainly to hospitals and office buildings.
As opposed to hand-held thermometers seen on TV recently, which not only force the user to be in direct contact with the person being examined, but also have been found in most cases to be inaccurate, the TCV-2020 is installed adjacent to the entrance or on top of a tripod, and can be remotely controlled from a separate position, guaranteeing the safety of the operator and the surrounding people. The system monitors body temperature while people are moving and issues an alert the moment it detects a higher than normal body temperature, even when the person does not realize he or she is sick.