City of Schertz, Chooses Athena Security's iPad Temperature Checking System

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Mandatory Screenings At City Hall and Library for Everyone to keep safe

It’s a really great system, someone walks in and just goes about their business and if they have an elevated temperature, there’s an audible alarm that goes off and we ask that person to have a secondary screening

Athena Security today announced that the City of Schertz, TX, with over 40,000 citizens not far from San Antonio, chose Athena Security’s Elevated Temperature Checker system with health screening on the Apple iPad as part of a holistic and proactive employee health approach to keeping it’s public infrastructure running safely. After seeing the iPad Temperature Detection system working well at nearby Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), City of Schertz Fire Chief Kade Long championed the effort to acquire Athena Security’s solution with CARES ACT funding.

“After seeing Athena Security’s temperature check system up and running at the Texas Division of Emergency Management, it was clear that it would make a great addition to the holistic approach we have instituted at the City of Schertz to keep our public safe in these difficult times,” said Fire Chief for the City of Schertz Cade Long.

Before the City of Schertz settled on Athena Security’s Temperature Checking System with health questionnaire on a thermal camera, manual screeners using hand-held thermometers were employed to check people coming into City Hall and the Library which provided more direct contact but also redirected critical resources from doing their normal work. With temperature checks made mandatory, City Hall has a TV monitor automating the process with software that automatically alerts if someone has an elevated temperature.

“It’s a really great system, someone walks in and just goes about their business and if they have an elevated temperature, there’s an audible alarm that goes off and we ask that person to have a secondary screening,” said Client Service Technician for the City of Schertz Mark Welch. “We have a holistic approach to public safety including masks and hand sanitizer stations, social distancing and the solution from Athena Security rounds out our approach very well, everyone really likes it given the mandate we have. Athena Security even drove hours to our location with a brand new computer to overcome an issue; that’s service that you just don’t see very often.”

About Athena Security
Headquartered in Austin, TX and founded by former Revel Systems founders Lisa Falzone and Chris Ciabarra, Athena Security is a cutting edge Apple iPad temperature detection, Health Screening app and a gun detection security camera startup all in one. Athena Security is extremely accurate - within .3 degrees Celsius accurate for temperature detection and 99% accurate using computer vision and object detection to spot guns and mitigate crime. Athena offers an enterprise turn-key Elevated Temperature Detection System and now asks health questions for fast, friction-less, contact-less screening of pedestrian traffic checking the temperature of up to 2000 people per hour along with asking and reporting on health questions. Athena Security provides an initial temperature checker screening that can be confirmed by a second medical thermometer. For more information go to Athena Security’s website at http://athena-security.com

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