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Temperature Detecting Cameras Installed at Civic Center

Special cameras that have been installed at the Civic Center in Evansville will sound an alarm if the temperature of someone trying to enter is above 100.4 degrees, prompting Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies to stop the person from entering.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 3:51 PM

Thermal imaging cameras have been installed at the Civic Center security screening entrances in downtown Evansville, Indiana.

The special cameras are able to detect heat and were installed in an attempt to stop individuals who are exhibiting a signature symptom of COVID-19, fever, from entering.

The new cameras will be active at the Civic Center beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21, automatically scanning the temperatures of individuals who enter the facility.

If the temperate of an individual who's trying to enter the building is over 100.4 degrees, an alarm will sound and Vanderburgh County Sheriff Deputies will stop them from entering.

Individuals who set off the alarm will, however, have the option to be re-checked with handheld thermometers at the Security Desk.

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It was another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs peaked in the mid to low 90s for our third straight day with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 100° at times earlier on. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. Winds shifting southward overnight will only allow temperatures to fall as low as the mid to low 70s throughout the Ohio Valley; we'll kick off what may end up being our hottest day in years with a morning low temperature of 73° in Evansville.
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