Raymond Handling Solutions Helps Elevate Workplace Safety with COVID-19 Detection and Screening Technologies

Leading West Coast Material Handling/Intralogistics Solutions and Support Center Firm’s Partnership with Dahua Technology USA Simplifies and Automates Skin Temperature Testing, Face Covering Monitoring, and Social Distancing in Facilities, Large and Small

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA – October 28, 2020 – For over 70 years Raymond Handling Solutions has helped manufacturers and distributors across the west improve efficiencies and enhance workplace safety with loading dock, warehouse equipment, and material handling storage and automation solutions. Today, the Santa Fe Springs, Calif. firm announced it is now a distributor of advanced health screening products which provide a first-line monitoring capability in the battle to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In making the announcement, James Wilcox, Raymond Handling Solutions President, said that the dealerships partnership with Dahua Technology USA brings a wide array of ‘touch-free’ symptom detection devices to the marketplace, including solutions to check skin temperature, monitor mask usage, and prevent overcapacity of indoor spaces by foot traffic. Among Dahua’s systems now available are Wi-Fi-enabled thermal imaging, face covering detection, and digital signage hardware, all designed to support social distancing, perform on-the-fly temperature checks, and maintain the safe movement of employees.

“Since the inception of Raymond Handling Solutions, safety on the production floor, warehouse, loading docks, and within the fleets of our clients has been as important a priority as delivering value, quality, and outstanding customer service,” Mr. Wilcox stated. “In our capacity as a partner to thousands of enterprises in the highly resilient California industrial base, we’re proud to play our part in keeping businesses open, supply chains flowing freely, and stakeholders safe. Our material handling consultants are now trained to implement practical and affordable COVID-19 suppression solutions to empower the managers of facilities of any size to remain vigilant and keep their employees safe.”

Raymond Handling Solutions, along with its sister companies Raymond Handling Concepts and Handling Systems Inc. maintains branches throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Arizona, Nevada, Montana and Idaho. They are among the West Coast’s largest single-source suppliers of materials handling and storage and automated solutions.

In detailing the Dahua product line, Mr. Wilcox added that the Raymond Handling Solutions team has been uniformly impressed with the manner by which the video security systems specialist has responded to the coronavirus pandemic with a variety of Internet-connected technologies. Included in the company’s solutions are the line of Dahua Thermal Network Bullet Cameras. Specifically engineered to capture thermal images from long-range, the light-weight surveillance cameras can estimate skin temperature even in total darkness or in rainy, foggy or snowy conditions. Visual and temperature data is transmitted to central monitoring stations or the cloud via Ethernet or coaxial cables.

To monitor entry points of a facility, Dahua’s Thermal Temperature Monitoring station provides ‘on the fly’ skin temperature data-gathering with a Thermal Hybrid Network Camera, Human Temperament Measurement Blackbody to ensure calibration, and an optional Full (HD) High Definition Monitor. Skin temperature can be captured from up to 15 feet away and in just 0.2 seconds with accuracy of roughly half-a-degree Fahrenheit.

For spot checking and to provide personnel with an inexpensive mobile solution, Dahua offers a Handheld Thermal Temperature Monitoring Device which houses a 3.5mm camera powered by a lithium-ion battery. Artificial Intelligence (AI) software calibrates temperature to just under one-degree accuracy. Results which exceed user-defined thresholds trigger an alarm. Discreet temperature monitoring of personnel or visitors without operator involvement can be accomplished with the Dahua Thermal Temperature Station, a small-footprint device slightly larger than a smartphone which is designed to be mounted at entrances where interpersonal surveillance is impractical.

Mr. Wilcox added that in addition to the obvious necessity of protecting the health of the workforce and the economic benefit of ensuring continuity of business activity, being proactive in keeping facilities free of COVID-19 helps meet corporate governance objectives.

“Since coronavirus was first identified as a public health threat last spring, the bar has incrementally been raised by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) to encourage employers to enhance safety and correct hazards,” Mr. Wilcox commented. “With the goal of preventing avoidable contagion and to protect lives, we are delighted to be in a position to help employers identify risk factors before they can trigger outbreaks and the potential of a facility shutdown.”

With U.S. offices in Irvine, Calif., Dahua Technology, is a leading provider of video security systems and thermal imaging devices which leverage the Internet of Things and the firm’s patented Power over Ethernet technology, an innovation which enhances transmits data and power simultaneously to networked devices.

Raymond Handling Solutions is headquartered at 9939 Norwalk Blvd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. For inquiries, call (562) 944-8067

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Tracey Meyers, Senior Marketing Manager
Raymond Handling Solutions
Phone: (562) 944-8067
9939 Norwalk Blvd
Santa Fe Springs, CA
Website: https://www.raymondhandlingsolutions.com

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