‘Some devices meant to test objects, not humans’

PETALING JAYA: Contactless thermometers are now a common sight at shops, offices and malls before visitors are granted entry. However, many owners of such premises are not aware of how these should be used nor the certifications needed to differentiate one from another.

Director of such a device’s manufacturing company, Cheong Choy Chan, said most of the gun-shaped infrared contactless thermometers might look similar. “But some are to test the temperature of objects, not of humans.”

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