Gatekeeper Equips School Bus Fleet in Virginia with Temperature Sensors and Video Upgrades to Assist Contact Tracing
Abbotsford, BC - TheNewswire – October 27, 2020 - Gatekeeper Systems Inc. (‘Gatekeeper’ or the ‘Company’) (TSXV:GSI) (OTC:GKPRF) (FSE:1GK) a leading provider of intelligent video solutions for public transport and smart cities, has received purchase orders from a school district in Virginia to equip their fleet of approximately 50 buses with the Company’s recently launched Intelligent Temperature Sensing Systems (ITSSTM) and new video camera system upgrades.
Doug Dyment, CEO of Gatekeeper, commented: “This is an example of how Gatekeeper is helping our long-term school district customers in their fight against Covid-19. Our ITSS system performs a rapid, contactless, temperature check as the student boards the school bus. If they have a fever and are denied entry, the school district can then quickly turn to our video analytics software to determine who the student has been sitting nearby during the bus rides in previous days. Our leading-edge technologies are bringing school buses into the digital age and enabling a safer environment for all students and staff.”
ITSS is a contactless system that can determine body temperature within 20 milliseconds using thermal cameras, artificial intelligence, and video analytics. Visual and audible alarms are triggered when temperature thresholds are exceeded. When passengers board a bus, the ITSS panel records body temperature with an accuracy of +/- 0.5 degree Celsius. The 7-inch ITSS panel is equipped with facial recognition capabilities to improve accuracy and allows customers to pursue future applications such as intelligent passenger routing, contact tracing, passenger counting, or payment verification. The panel records images within 40 milliseconds and has storage capacity of 50,000 facial images.
Gatekeeper’s video analytics solution records video evidence within the school bus allowing school districts the ability to analyze the video, clip the video and facial blur images for emailing and efficient contact tracing.
Over the past seven years, Gatekeeper has equipped approximately 28,000 school buses, transit buses and trains with 97,000 video devices and intelligent mobile data collectors, which forms the foundation of the Company’s Platform-as-a-Service ("PaaS") business model. The intelligent devices collect vehicle data such as video, audio, GPS, time, door open/close, and serve as the "black box" to aid in transit accident investigations. The PaaS units are WiFi enabled, mobile connected, or mobile enabled, allowing public transport assets to become part of the intelligent transportation solution in a Smart City ecosystem.
About Gatekeeper Systems Inc.
Gatekeeper is a leading provider of intelligent video solutions designed to provide a safer transportation environment for children, passengers, and public safety personnel on multiple transportation modes. The Company uses AI, video analytics and mobile data collectors to inter-connect public transit assets as part of intelligent transportation systems for Smart City initiatives. The Company’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model is designed to connect moving vehicles in the era of Internet of Things (IOT).
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