“Sheldon” offers a novel approach to thermal scanning and facial recognition

Casinos and other land-based gambling venues are learning how to operate while following all the necessary health and safety protocols established by authorities and, at the same time, are trying to recover financially after the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Not caring to pay attention to these safety measures could result in infractions and penalties that can become costly for operators; therefore, they are relying on technological advancements to adopt more efficient solutions to protect not only the customers, but also to create a workplace that is safe for collaborators. A leading provider of safety management solutions, Omnigo Software, has introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) solution it expects to help. Sheldon is a new business-centric solution that includes thermal scanning and facial recognition features.

Sheldon brings to casino operators an end-to-end solution that can assist in monitoring, tracking and reporting each person that enters the gambling facility. “Sheldon is the only system available that provides community intelligence, analyzing all people in a physical location and providing organizations with risk mitigation and predictive maintenance,” said Richard DeFrancisco, Omnigo Software CEO. “The health and safety of employees and visitors is the number one priority for all clients as they face elevated risks due to COVID-19. Sheldon’s cutting-edge technology gives employees and visitors the confidence and peace of mind they need to enter facilities safely during this trying time,” added DeFrancisco.

Sheldon offers an industrial-grade kiosk that can be set up in a new location within ten days, and it has no impact on the existing IT infrastructure or personnel operating in the casinos. This software has the potential to deliver a return of investment (ROI) rapidly by reducing the number of employees that a casino requires to monitor potential threats to health and safety. With this product, operators can trigger the dispatch of security personnel in case of an incident at the entrance, prevent incidents through banning certain risky people, provide real-time visibility of the number of people in a certain area and use it to verify and report adherence to CDC, OSHA and Department of Health requirements.