System for monitoring people’s temperature and face masks at access to the trains

THANKS TO INDRA’S SYSTEM, THE ACCESS TURNSTILES CAN BE BLOCKED WHEN BODY TEMPERATURES HIGHER THAN THOSE INDICATED AS HEALTHY ARE DETECTED.

Indra has developed an access control system to prevent Covid-19 for Trenes Argentinos (Argentinian Trains), which complements the current access turnstiles with SUBE transport card readers, and integrates body temperature measurement, face-mask control and validation of ticket reservation by means of QR code, in order to lower the infection risk among passengers. During this first stage, this system has been installed in 350 turnstiles, which grant access to the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (or AMBA per its initials in Spanish).

The new access control solution is directly connected to the Argentine train database in order to check the QR code necessary to access the AMBA trains at rush hour, restricted to workers deemed essential. Thus, Indra’s system makes it possible to confirm the ticket reservation at peak traffic hours, confirming whether the person is an essential worker or not, and denying or allowing them to pass.

The solution asks the traveler to show their reservation to a tablet located on top of the access control turnstile, then asks them to stand about 50 centimeters from the device, which measures their temperature and at the same time checks the correct use of the mask, using technology that combines facial recognition with thermal and visible light imaging with ultra-fast temperature controls. Finally, it makes it possible to pay with the SUBE card and pass through.