STONEHAM (CBS) – A Stoneham apartment complex is using a state-of-the-art screening process to help keep its residents safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stonehill Towers is one facility now using Thermal Solution to scan workers at the 200-unit building for any signs of a fever.

The thermal camera system can be setup to monitor a specific area, in this case a section of the building where they want to restart a renovation project.

“If anything is over the threshold you set – for example we set it at 100 degrees – anybody over 100 degrees it will set off an alarm,” Steve Hammes of New Hampshire-based One Source Security explained.

Hammes said Thermal Solution is also being used in hospitals and factories, and could potentially be used in some schools as they work to reopen in the fall.

“With a lot of different systems each person has to stop for a couple seconds and take off their hat or take off their glasses,” Hammes said. “With this system it can monitor many people at the same time. They can file through and you don’t have to stop.”

Comments (15)
  1. JACKSON W says:


  2. Libertarian Advocate says:

    Achtung, present your PAPERS!

  3. kwame brown says:

    thermal cams, for when you need to buy expensive equipment that will miss 100% of asymptomatic carriers

  4. boogie says:

    the dude that walked through registered a range of 4 temps. Looks like someone wasted some $.

  5. Terri Setnick says:

    AGAINST OUR CIVIL RIGHTS .. go eff yourself

    1. Carol Joyce says:

      Outrageous!!!! Good-by civil rights….they just left us!!!!! I live in a building like that but we haven’t reached that degree of outrageous invasion…YET! I will pray for your tenants! This is Gestapo behavior !

  6. mdg9 says:

    Intentional or unintentional communist China releases a virus that kills 67,000+ Americans and American companies and American Governments reaction(s) are to become more like Communist China?

    1. 6079 Smith says:

      They been pushing for this for a long time. This virus just gave them the opportunity.

  7. J.C. Tokalenko says:

    Disable it, by any means necessary.

  8. Luis Martinez says:

    Cheap FLIR sensors are completely unsuited for this task. This is useless. Apparent temp is not equal to real temp.

  9. PeopleDumbPanic says:

    As soon as this new system does a false positive, and anyone in the building acts on it, welcome to a major major major lawsuit for violation of Constitutional rights.

    1. 6079 Smith says:

      Hope you’re right, but they’re already talking about immunity for things like faulty vaccines and employers so if that fad takes off, I could see immunity for mistakes made with this thing too.

  10. Arlyn Smith says:

    People who initiated this twisted invasion of privacy cannot be saved. This is why we are headed toward civll war – Americans vs. democrats – and I am ready to get it on.

  11. G. Warren says:

    This is insane. What is going on here! How in the world is this possible, or make any sense? How is this even legal? Anyone living in this place should be up in arms about this!

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