Infrared Cameras Could Be the New CCTV

Employers rush to thermal imaging to catch sick workers

Dave Gershgorn
OneZero

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A thermal imaging camera system screen shows passengers’ body temperatures in Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 21, 2020 in Sepang, Malaysia. Photo: Rahman Roslan / Stringer/Getty Images

Thermal imaging company FLIR found itself in a rut this February. The company reported lower revenue than expected for the fourth quarter of 2019, causing a sell-off that cratered its stock by nearly 60%.

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Dave Gershgorn
OneZero

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