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Invixium temperature screening provides healthy access at PPG chemical plant

Invixium, a premier manufacturer of innovative touchless biometric solutions, has been chosen to provide PPG, a global pioneer in manufacturing paint and other specialty chemicals, an automated touchless solution to accurately measure employee temperatures at staff entry doors.

When faced with the overwhelming cost of screening employee temperatures during the COVID-19 pandemic, PPG sought to invest in a solution that achieved high accuracy without breaking their budget.

Need for integrated screening

When the COVID-19 outbreak took hold in the United States in March of 2020, PPG took swift action by hiring additional security professionals to screen employee temperatures before entering their chemical plant.

PPG hired multiple professionals to accommodate the thousands of employees that enter and exit the plant every day, costing PPG up to US$40,000 monthly just to manually screen employee temperatures before they gained access via a card-based turnstile system.

Management at PPG saw a clear need: integrating automated temperature screening with their access control system would save them hundreds of thousands year over year.

Automated temperature screening

Integration of temperature screening with the access control system was key quality-of-life feature management wanted

PPG reached out to Louisiana Radio Communications (LRC Wireless), a system integrator in the Southeast United States with expertise in chemical plant security.

As the plant was already using OnGuard® by LenelS2 for access control, integration of temperature screening with the access control system was key quality-of-life feature management wanted.

Enter Invixium

Invixium is a manufacturer of healthy access solutions and an OAAP partner of LenelS2. LRC Wireless proposed IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit to PPG for its automated functionality, integration with LenelS2 for access control, and because rapid automation keeps shift changes fast while saving nearly US$500,000 in staffing costs compared to manual temperature screening solutions.

Protecting staff under budget

Businesses must accept that they need for healthy access is here to stay,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President at Invixium.

Leaders like PPG know it is their responsibility to assure staff that everyone around them is healthy and they are not at risk of illness. Our solution achieves this in a way that is fast and accurate while also minimising security costs by automating the entire process. The results of this installation and cost savings are proof that automated health screening is the future of healthy access.”

Modern solution

Invixium offers a portfolio of really impressive products. These are exciting, relevant solutions that LRC is proud to offer customers like PPG who need a modern solution to a problem we couldn’t even imagine having two years ago.”

“Working with Invixium, LenelS2, and PPG’s in-house team, we were able to create a system that met every need PPG had,” said Jacob Brown, Sales Executive at LRC Wireless.

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