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The need to screen visitors and employees for elevated body temperature in addition to traditional weapons screening is now a reality. A new all-in-one security screening technology incorporating contact-less body scanning with body temperature measurement is being tested with guests at Disney Springs (Walt Disney World). The new scanners can check over 3,600 people per hour, and therefore could help drastically decrease wait times at theme park checkpoints.

The scanners are made to detect guns and other types of weapons. And the system is made to display where the potential threat is on a person’s body or in their bag to security members in real time. It is made to be smart enough to distinguish personal items, such as phones and wallets, as non-threats, according to attractionsmagazine.com.

The Evolv Express scanners powered by Evolv Technology enable the visitors to walk through side-by-side or in groups. Guests would no longer have to open all their bags to security officers.

A thermal sensor and the Evolv TempCheck software application added to the weapons detection platform can screen elevated skin temperature in an average 2-3 seconds followed by immediate, frictionless, and touchless weapons screening. So the system would not only help to drastically lower wait times at security checkpoints, it could also eliminate the possible passing of any viruses from bag to bag.

With this technology, no stopping is required, no emptying of pockets or removing bags; people simply walk right through.  If a threat is detected, real-time image-aided alarms show guards exactly where the potential threat is on a person or in their bag thereby reducing the amount of physical contact with people and their belongings. This also allows venues to implement a “no touch” policy, where guards direct the person to open their own bag and remove certain items for closer inspection, according to the company website.

If the Disney Springs tests go well, we may see this replace bag check at all the Disney theme parks in the U.S.