OEIS, a company based out of Niagara Falls, Ontario, servicing the North American market, is Solutions Into Motion’s latest dealer of Janus, a facial recognition and thermal sensing technology.
OEIS has satellite offices in markets across Ontario and in California and serves thousands of clients in Canada and the U.S. The company has been dealing in protective services, surveillance system planning, security guard services, private investigations and background checks since 1998. OEIS were in search of a venue or business entrance way technology that could help instantly detect body temperature and compliance with mask protocols and decided to offer Janus.
“We see Janus as a natural extension of the various services offerings OEIS provides,” said Ihab Mansour, principal director at OEIS. “Our approach is to address security concerns with innovative solutions, which Janus fits well with our existing customer base, as well as priority targets that we have identified, can greatly benefit from the existing functionality of Janus, and what it is capable of with future development is very exciting.”
Janus has been in market across North America now for six months and gained traction in the restaurant and car dealership spaces. Recent interest for the technology is vast and spans virtually any public facing facility.
Out of the box, Janus has been configured to instantly monitor body temperature and ‘welcome’ patrons into a venue if temperature readings are below 37.3°C (99°F). That is the body temperature threshold outlined by the government of Canada’s public health guidelines, based off of World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. If Janus detects a customer entering with a high temperature, the device will audibly ask the person to wait for assistance from a staff member. At this point the process will be done again, leaving the final decision up to the staff member on whether to permit entrance or not. It does not store any personal data and meets all personal privacy guidelines.
Janus also features facial recognition technology that alerts for non-compliance of mask wearing requirements. If a mask is not present, or if it is not positioned on the face properly, Janus will politely ask the customer to wear a mask. If both requirements are met (temperature and mask), the system will display a big green checkmark with a welcoming remark.
Currently Solutions Into Motion are working on customizing more of Janus’ functionality. For instance, currently work is being done on the R&D to monitor and manage building access/entry, through integration with existing access systems, replacing the need for access cards or key fobs. It can also be used in-house for accurate staff time logs and other attendance reporting capabilities to help managers/operators understand and analyze data about capacity, reservation trending, peak times, and so much more.
“OEIS is a perfect partner to introduce this technology into the security marketplace through their expertise in the space and network of partners and clients who make such a good fit for Janus and the solutions it offers,” said Vince Poloniato, CEO at Solutions Into Motion. “The thing that also excites our team, is the feedback we will get from OEIS and their audiences about priorities and functionality upgrades that my team can work on and bring to market with OEIS.”