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Smart helmets will now be used at Bishop Airport

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Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 11:22 AM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WILX) - Flint’s Bishop International Airport is deploying new equipment designed to help in the effort to safely contain COVID-19.

Police officers at the airport will now be issued with mobile Smart Helmets, according to airport officials. The helmets have the ability to measure individual’s temperatures, scan faces for people with outstanding warrants, run license plates, and will soon be able to do more. This is the first business in the nation to use Smart Helmets.

“This device is a game-changer,” Airport Director Nino Sapone said. “It has the ability to perform several functions, including detecting the temperature of multiple people at a distance of up to 21 feet with precision accuracy. The helmet is the first mobile platform of its kind, allowing our police officers the flexibility to walk the terminal building and randomly screen both incoming and outgoing passengers. We couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with KeyBiz to spearhead the incorporation of this advanced technology in the United States.”

The device is used in a few other airports around the world, including Rome. Their primary function is to measure temperatures of people in the airports easily and without the need for physical contact, which is expected to make the job of preventing COVID-19 infections much easier.

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