HUMAN TEMPERATURE: THE GREAT MASK DEBATE EQUALIZER



Mask or no mask, temperature measurement may be the best tool to manage entry


SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 19, 2020)--While there is growing skepticism among some individuals about the use of masks, and there are those who have politicized the wearing of masks, employers, retailers and the managers of public spaces are left with a moral dilemma of how to enforce their use, especially in bars and restaurants. At what point does a business owner choose between the safety of their employees and the potential for threats of bodily harm by those who refuse to abide by mandates to wear masks in public.


Perhaps human temperature measurement is the great equalizer. A San Diego startup (www.thesafetemp.com), recently began selling remote, no-contact, infrared temperature measurement devices. Available in hand-held and mounted devices, these tools measure the temperature of visitors and provide an added layer of protection against the spread of COVID-19.


“No one can argue with what their body temperature is,” said founder Dan Borelli.
“It removes the volunteer aspect from people trying to limit their exposure or exposure to others, because there’s no debate here. No political position. You’re either outside of normal temperature range or you are not.”

Businesses, restaurants, gyms and retail stores can reliably and safely measure the temperature of guests before they enter a premises.


Safe Temp is a remote sensor that can be mounted on a door frame, set on a reception desk or even hand-held. The industry award winning sensor inside the Safe Temp box is manufactured in Belgium by Melexis. Using infrared technology the sensor announces whether the guest temperature is safe after the guest raises their arm and holds their wrist near its sensor. After passing the temperature measurement, a person with a normal temperature will be greeted with a voice that says "your temperature is normal." For those with abnormal temperature two types of voice alarm will sound, “Your temperature is abnormal” and “please check again” very quickly. The sensor can be customized with voice settings in different languages. The Safe Temp box requires a power source and a cord is included that can be plugged into an extension cord or nearby standard outlet. Mounting brackets are also included with purchase.


Also available is a temperature gun, which is a handheld device that can be used to provide non-contact measurement by directing the gun towards the forehead of guests. If the temperature is outside of normal range the user will be alerted with a red screen displaying the abnormal temperature. Both products can be set to fahrenheit or celsius. The gun is powered using two AAA batteries.


Finally, a UV Light Sanitizer is available. This UV light wand uses ultraviolet technology to kill microbes on contact on surfaces. It is fully rechargeable and wireless and comes with a USB cord for easy recharging. The wand is used on surfaces that have been manually cleaned to assure that any residual microorganisms are killed. The wand is lightweight and easy to use.


“We’ve already sold quite a few products,” said Dan Borelli, founder of The Safe Temp. People are thrilled with how easy they are to usel. Basically, you unbox the items and they are ready to go.”

The company is delivering products to San Diego businesses free of charge, others can purchase products online for shipment to the U.S. and Mexico.


California businesses may also be able to be reimbursed for purchase of these products through a program by the State Insurance Fund. Under the new program, businesses can apply for up to $10,000 in grant money to help them recover those costs. The fund, called Returning California to Work COVID-19 Safety Protocol Fund, will help State Fund policyholders implement new safety measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 as California’s stay-at-home orders are lifted.


For more information visit thesafetemp.com, for interviews call Tony Felice at 480-567-6890 or tony@felicagency.com.


About The Safe Temp


Launched in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, founders Dan Borelli and John Henkiel parlayed their years of experience importing manufactured products and bringing them to market. The company is located in Pacific Beach, a suburb of San Diego and prides itself on delivering the highest quality products to consumers. Products can be purchased by visiting thesafetemp.com and are delivered free of charge to local area businesses.


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