Why You Should Use Infrared Thermometers During COVID-19

Why You Should Use Infrared Thermometers During COVID-19

Nations around the globe are all taking steps to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). From social distancing, frequent hand washing and sanitization to mask wearing, new measures are being put in place to contain the outbreak. As fever is one of the symptoms of COVID-19, it goes without saying that temperature checks have now become mandatory in many places. By now, you should already be accustomed to having your forehead scanned with an infrared thermometer before you enter most public buildings.  

In times like this, infrared thermometers are now highly sought after as they have become one of the most frequently used medical devices. Infrared thermometers check the body temperature by sensing infrared energy that is radiated by the body. Here are four reasons why infrared thermometers should be used during the COVID-19 pandemic.   


The infrared thermometer has been identified as one of the instruments that has the lowest risk of spreading COVID-19 during temperature screenings. It is a contactless thermometer that detects your temperature through your forehead from a distance. Hence, the thermometer does not come into any contact with your skin. Since physical contact is the main cause for the spread of COVID-19, the use of an infrared thermometer ensures that no infection is transmitted through contact. Thus, this will greatly reduce the risk of contracting the virus.

Fuss Free and Easy Usage

Infrared thermometers are extremely easy and convenient to use. You simply turn it on, point it at the forehead from a distance and read the temperature displayed on its screen. All this can be done within seconds – no fuss!

Minimal Cleaning

Due to the infrared thermometer’s contactless nature, there is no need to clean or sanitize the device after every use. That being said, infrared thermometers have to be kept free from moisture, dust, dirt and other airborne particulates in order to retain its accuracy. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, you should clean the infrared thermometer as least once every six months. Now, you should definitely step up the frequency of cleaning it after use.

Special care must also be taken to keep the infrared lens clean. To clean the thermometer, apply water or rubbing alcohol to a cotton swab or soft cloth. Then, gently and carefully wipe the lens before wiping the thermometer’s body. Be sure to allow the lens to dry completely before using it. Remember not to submerge any part of your thermometer in liquid.  

Fast and Accurate

The infrared thermometer can measure your body temperature very quickly with great precision. Doctors have said that its readings remain true and accurate even during mass temperature screenings. With many infrared thermometers such the LOOKEE® Breeze thermometer, you can get an accurate reading in just one second!

Are you looking for an infrared thermometer? With a built-in smart chip, AI algorithm and medical grade sensors, the LOOKEE® Breeze thermometer will give you lightning quick and precise readings. With LOOKEE® Breeze thermometer, you do not have to worry about false or misleading readings. Get your LOOKEE® Breeze thermometer today!