Hot coffee, a friendly barista, and unobtrusive COVID-19 safety protocols? ScanaTemp is giving coffee shops the ability to follow health guidelines and bring back the welcoming environment of pre-COVID-19 days.
As in any busy city, coffee shops are part of thousands of New Yorkers’ routines. But even as coffee shops reopen and experiment with creative ways to get their beverages to customers, they’ve been struggling to continue to provide the familiar comfort of hot coffee while also contributing to keeping their city safe and healthy.
New Yorkers experienced and continue to experience some of the most devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of January 2021, New York has seen over 1 Million coronavirus cases, with over 42,000 deaths in the state and over 26,000 of those deaths only within New York City.
More than ever, we crave the comfort of a morning coffee, and look forward to a time when we can feel safe and at home in the city. But how to ensure that customers and staff always wear face coverings in the enclosed space of a coffee shop, and make sure that nobody with COVID-19 symptoms is unintentionally exposing the people around them?
"ScanaTemp's great because it keeps me and my customers safe," says Nick, who works as a barista at the Brooklyn Kettle, in New York City. ScanaTemp is providing shops like the Brooklyn Kettle with the ability to automatically scan the faces of entering staff and customers for the presence of a face mask, and to automatically check the temperatures of multiple people at once – all within half a second!
Using ScanaTemp allows Nick to focus on what he does best – serve customers their favorite drink – while also feeling safe at his place of work. Not only does ScanaTemp do away with the need to hire an extra employee only to take people’s temperatures, but it also acts as a friendly but objective source of direction for customers by emitting a voice prompt if it detects that someone isn’t wearing a mask.
"It's useful that it politely asks to wear a mask," Nick notes, conscious of the importance of keeping his New York customers happy and comfortable during these difficult times – and prevent any time-consuming arguments that might take him away from serving good coffee.
With ScanaTemp, Nick can set the device mode to emit voice prompts or sound prompts, or to scan people one-by-one or in groups, depending on the needs of the establishment and where the device is mounted.
Most businesses choose to mount ScanaTemp at the front door to monitor all incoming traffic, or at the cash register or front desk, where people are to interact with staff. ScanaTemp makes it easy by providing a set of easy-to-use accessories to mount the device on walls or tables.
Check out the video below to watch how ScanaTemp continues to help Nick serve customers while staying safe.