In Just 6 Months, ‘Fever Cameras’ Have Become a Full-Fledged Industry

More than 150 companies now sell alleged fever-detecting technology aimed at the coronavirus

A Hikvision thermographic camera at the London Southend airport in Southend-on-Sea, England on June 18, 2020. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

To date, the company claims it has detected the temperatures of 6.86 million students.

FLIR CEO James Cannon told investors in May that the company had booked $100 million in coronavirus-related sales in the first quarter alone.

Senior Writer at OneZero covering surveillance, facial recognition, DIY tech, and artificial intelligence. Previously: Qz, PopSci, and NYTimes.

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