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The Chippenham Pit Stop in the UK has invested in a Hikvision body temperature measurement camera to keep customers safe. An alarm will sound if any trucker or other customer should enter the site with a tell-tale temperature.

The truck stop, just off junction 17 of the M4 in Wiltshire, has continued operating throughout the coronavirus crisis providing overnight cab accommodation, now in shorter supply, showers, hot takeaway meals and the opportunity to visit the shop. But now the Pit Stop is poised to install a Hikvision body temperature measurement camera linked to its CCTV system so that an alarm will sound if any trucker or other customer should enter with a tell-tale temperature.

Managing Director, David Hatherell, said with the lifting of restrictions in the UK and the reopening of the Pit Stop’s popular restaurant from July 4,  the implementation of this camera system was crucial for the continued well-being of all its customers and staff.

It might well be that a trucker, or other customers, may simply have become too hot, so we’ll invite him or her to take a seat outside and be given a chance to cool down with a glass of water before seeking readmittance,” he said. – “But if they are still shown to have a high temperature, then we’ll be suggesting they seek medical advice,” said Mr Hatherell.

“Britain’s army of truckers provide the country with a critically important service delivering  all the most essential and other supplies, so it’s important that we as a company do all in our power to help keep them safe,” he said.

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