Surveillance Company Says It’s Deploying ‘Coronavirus-Detecting’ Cameras in US

Source: Vice

An Austin, Texas based technology company is launching “artificially intelligent thermal cameras” that it claims will be able to detect fevers in people, and in turn send an alert that they may be carrying the coronavirus.

Athena Security is pitching the product to be used in grocery stores, hospitals, and voting locations. It claims to be deploying the product at several customer locations over the coming weeks, including government agencies, airports, and large Fortune 500 companies.

“Our Fever Detection COVID19 Screening System is now a part of our platform along with our gun detection system which connects directly to your current security camera system to deliver fast, accurate threat detection,” Athena’s website reads.

Athena previously sold software that it claims can detect guns and knives in video feeds and then send alerts to an app or security system.

Read More: Vice