Gatekeeper Receives First Intelligent Temperature Sensing System Contract for School Buses
Abbotsford, BC – August 6, 2020 – Gatekeeper Systems Inc. (‘Gatekeeper’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: GSI) (OTC: GKPRF) (FSE: 1GK) a leading provider of intelligent video solutions for public transport and smart cities, is pleased to announce that the Company has been contracted by a school district in the US to equip their fleet of more than 100 school buses with Intelligent Temperature Sensing Systems (ITSSTM) that will measure the body temperature of students while boarding the bus. Installation is expected to begin in September 2020.
Doug Dyment, CEO of Gatekeeper, commented: “We are pleased that our school district customers have shown immediate positive interest in our well-designed temperature sensing solution. For more than a decade we have delivered innovative technology-based solutions to improve safety for the 25 million school children who ride 500,000 school buses daily in the US alone. We are in constant dialogue with our school district customers to offer helpful solutions as they manage through this pandemic, and we are proud to launch ITSS as the industry’s best temperature sensing solution for school buses and transit authorities.”
ITSS is a contactless system that measures the temperature of the inner canthus (tear duct) and determines body temperature within 20 milliseconds using thermal imaging, 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 within a range of 0.6-meters at an accuracy of +/- 0.5 degree Celsius.
The 7-inch ITSS panel is equipped with facial recognition capabilities to improve accuracy, and which also 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.
Over the past seven years Gatekeeper has installed approximately 28,000 intelligent mobile data collectors and 97,000 video cameras on school buses, transit buses and trains, 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 video evidence data is also used by transit authorities to protect against fraudulent claims. 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.
The PaaS platform will also serve as the AI-based intelligence platform for future applications such as thermal camera sensors (ITSS), passenger counting and contact tracing. The Company is actively evaluating additional solutions that will layer onto the PaaS platform, including new innovations that may be desired by transit authorities and Smart Cities during and following the COVID-19 pandemic, such as contact tracing, bus loading and intelligent routing.
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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