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Athena's Enterprise+ Temperature Detection System Specifications 

Athena's Enterprise+ Temperature Detection System: Hardware Component Specifications 


Athena Temperature Detection White Paper.pdf

Athena Security Compared to Medical-Grade Thermometers, which Includes a Medical Study Published in Cambridge University Press.



Athena’s Elevated Temperature Detection System identifies elevated body temperature via a rapid, contactless screening process. It’s a complete hardware and software solution which is incredibly accurate (+-0.2℃ accuracy), as it uses an HSRP (Heat Source Reference Point/ Blackbody).

The system can process the temperatures of over 2,000 people per hour and can send proactive, realtime alerts via SMS, or to a security operation center, computer-based browser, Video Management System (VMS), Access Control System, and more.  Athena currently integrates with major VMS, Office Management Software, and Access Control companies such as Envoy, Avigilon, Genetec, Milestone, and Salient.

Our system is non-invasive and works by detecting an individual’s face, ignoring hot spots like lights or hot objects like a cell phone or cup of coffee. Athena is best utilized as the first of a two checkpoint system, where an elevated temperature that could be a fever is then confirmed by a second FDA-approved medical thermometer.

Athena's Elevated Temperature Detection System and FDA Guidelines

Athena Meets or Exceeds All of the FDA’s Recommendations for Thermal Imaging Systems

Elevated Body Temperature Detection

  • Thermal imaging systems generally have been shown to accurately measure someone’s surface skin temperature without being physically close to the person being evaluated. Thermal imaging systems offer many advantages over traditional methods, which require close proximity or contact to measure temperature (for example, non-contact infrared thermometers or oral thermometers).


  • Thermal imaging systems have not been shown to be accurate when used to take the temperature of multiple people at the same time.    


  • These systems work effectively only when all the following are true: The systems are used in the right environment or location. The systems are set up and operated correctly. The person being assessed is prepared according to instructions. And finally, the person handling the thermal imaging system is properly trained.

  • Athena exceeds the FDA’s guidelines, with accuracy of +-0.2 ℃ with our HSRP/blackbody which continuously recalibrates in ambient conditions to maintain certainty in temperature measurements. Also, one considerable benefit of our system is that it abides by social distancing guidelines, as there is no need for a screener to manually take an individual’s temperature.                                                                                 

  • Athena screens individuals one-at-a-time as they enter a building because we recognize that mass screening is ineffective and unsafe. 


  • We ensure that you set up the Athena system in the appropriate location – indoors, away from windows, air vents, etc., which could alter temperature readings. Athena is essentially a ‘plug and play’ system. We send the device pre-configured with our software so once it’s set up, it’s ready to use. The Athena system was built to function with masks, as well as without. Our system does not require an operator, but our support team will help teach the designated officials the ins and outs of the system at installation.

What’s included in Athena’s Elevated
Temperature Detection System

Enterprise+ System

We created the Enterprise+ System to function as the gold standard of temperature screening kiosks currently in the market. It leverages a 384pixel single lens camera, which means it can be placed 6-15 feet from the individual being scanned. The Enterprise+ System utilizes an iPad, which serves as both the visual camera to detect an individual’s face, as well as the computer, which runs Athena’s software. We’re currently the only company in the market implementing an iPad to centralize and streamline the system. The Enterprise+ System also includes an HSRP/blackbody device, as is recommended by the FDA to maintain accuracy in ambient temperatures.

Medical Grade System

Athena’s Medical-Grade System utilizes a 384pixel single-lens camera and Axis Visual Camera to screen temperatures in hospital and business settings alike. Unlike the iPad, the Medical-Grade system includes an Axis Visual Camera that detects an individual’s face, and an AI Box that processes the data. A Monitor with speakers is included to display the results of every screening, and an iPad is optional if the customer would like the results projected for the individual to see. Similar to the other two Elevated Temperature Detection Systems, the Medical-Grade System utilizes an HSRP in order to keep the system accurate.

  • Send alerts from different cameras to a VMS system

  • Send alerts to a user that has control over multiple cameras

  • Send alerts from all cameras to one user

  • Create a group of users to send alerts

  • Add a camera to the management system

  • Use an Android App to receive alert notifications

  • Integrate into a third party API

  • Be deployed three ways: standalone, cloud, and on-prem

  • Auto-configure to read the blackbody in order to avoid manual calibration – touchless configuration

  • Use enterprise management alerts that can assign different cameras to different users, and one user can see all the alerts

  • Be configured from the cloud

  • Be configured to HIPPA-compliant settings

  • Be used as a SAAS (software as a service)

  • Upgrade and update automatically

Athena's Software can:

Athena's Temperature Detection System does not detect viruses. It detects elevated temperatures that could be related to having COVID-19 or another virus. It also does not stop the spread of the virus, but instead helps to slow the spread.

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Temperature Detection

“Having these scanners has been a major game-changer for us.”

- Greg Haralson, CEO of Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest