We have all learned a lot this past year about the best safeguards against contracting coronavirus and preventing Covid-19 outbreaks in our communities and businesses.

Along with the guidelines for staying home when one feels ill, wearing masks to protect others, frequent handwashing and social distancing whenever possible, you have probably also noticed the use of temperature screening devices to detect a fever when someone enters a building.

There are many types of temperature screening devices, and the commonly used handheld units require a staff member to operate the device. This puts employees in harm’s way and removes them from other work duties. This loss of productivity can become costly to a small business with limited staff capacity, and the risk to employees increases in high-volume screening situations.


As we all know, it only takes one infected person entering the building to shut-down a business, resulting in substantial financial losses!

The CheckMate EBT (Elevated Body Temperature) Sensor is a hands-free, automated fever screening device. This can help reduce exposure risks to staff and efficiently checks for signs of fever in people entering your business. What happens when the EBT Sensor detects someone with a fever?

  • The temperature reading is clearly indicated by the EBT sensor unit and can be integrated to trigger a flashing strobe or other means of notification of the staff responsible for preventing the entry of possibly infected individuals.
  • The EBT sensor can be connected to door access control systems, automatically preventing entry when an elevated body temperature is detected.
  • The EBT Sensor can be configured to send an alarm to the ProTELEC Monitoring Centre, where notification and reporting protocols will be followed.

What are the pros and cons of self-monitoring your sensor readings, compared to the benefits of a 24/7 monitoring service?

After completing a recent EBT Sensor installation for a client in Winnipeg, we quickly learned that for many companies, self-monitoring the temperature reading results is simply not an option. Our client had requested that a flashing strobe light be incorporated into the EBT Sensor system to notify onsite personnel of an elevated body temperature reading. While this seemed like a practical solution to managing access when someone arrives and presents a fever, it was soon discovered that it is nearly impossible to have staff monitoring the door without any interruptions. A phone call, going on break, or needing to assist a colleague elsewhere were all reasons for our client missing the opportunity to respond in a timely manner to elevated body temperature readings.

This client has since opted to utilize our affordable 24/7 monitoring service, with live operators responding immediately to an alarm generated by the EBT Sensor when a fever is detected. Our operators then contact key onsite personnel within our client’s company, ensuring that they can follow their established protocols for the situation, responding in a timely manner without needing staff to constantly supervise the sensor results.

Chart comparing benefits of unmonitored and monitored body temperature sensor technology for businesses.

Chart comparing benefits of unmonitored and monitored body temperature sensor technology for businesses.

Is Monitored Body Temperature Screening the right choice for your business?

ProTELEC’s Emergency Monitoring Service is affordably-priced and can save companies money by improving the efficiency of their elevated body temperature screening efforts. Protecting staff, customers, and your bottom-line are all important, and the CheckMate EBT Sensor with monitoring services offers a solution to all of these concerns.

To learn more, contact us and we’d be happy to discuss which EBT Sensor configuration might work best for your location’s unique needs.