Tags: Coronavirus | surveillance | security | thermal camera | facial-recognition

Anti-virus Thermal Cameras Trigger Workplace Privacy Fears

Passengers of the metro are captured by thermographic cameras, which allow people to find those possibly infected with COVID-19, in Panama City, on April 21, 2020. (Luis Acosta/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 29 April 2020 10:30 AM

Businesses reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic are installing thermal-camera security systems to monitor the health of customers and employees — a tactic some believe smacks of Big Brother.

The sophisticated devices include cameras that record temperatures, facial-recognition monitors that can identify the sick, and distance meters that monitor a space to ensure people stay six feet apart.

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Businesses reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic are installing thermal-camera security systems to monitor the health of customers and employees - a tactic some believe smacks of Big Brother. The sophisticated devices include cameras that record temperatures of...
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