West Midlands venue adds cutting-edge cameras


A Black Country club specialising in live music has fitted thermal screening cameras to ramp up security when lockdown ends.

In an investment worth £10,000 the Robin 2 on Mount Pleasant in Bilston has installed thermal screening technology that can reveal if those seeking access are running a high temperature. Its owner Fraser Tranter commented on the new system:

“We want to keep everyone safe. Temperatures will be taken automatically on entry at the rear entrance off Caledonia Street next to the car park. As people come through to the ticket office they will be filmed and anyone with a temperature over 37.8°C will be refused entry.”

While security experts acknowledge that thermal cameras are unable to assess if people have coronavirus, screening high temperatures associated with COVID-19 may offer a greater level of safety for gig-goers visiting the venue.

Other preparations for reopening the club involve an extensive deep clean and the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for over 25 staff currently being furloughed, when they return to work.

Enterprises planning a security system installation in Chester, Wolverhampton and other UK cities should consult qualified electricians to advise on the wide array of options available on the market.

The new security set-up has now been tested for accuracy prior to lockdown ending. The system will issue an alarm when high temperatures are identified in an individual and instantly captures and emails an image of the person to staff so they can be easily recognised.

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