Infrared – A Closer Look

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world if not forever, then for a very long time.

The state, regional and local lock downs have devastated economic markets, shut down businesses and force the population of the US and rest of the world to reevaluate how we live, work and operate. The potential changes to the workplace are almost unimaginable, but if we are to continue building our businesses, then we will have to adapt and change.

Infrared image of Dallas, Texas created by A Closer LookInfrared – A Closer Look Inc. is a thermography company that provides Infrared scans of roofs, electrical systems, block wall construction, water intrusion and other issues to provide solutions to specific problems.

Our inspectors are Level I and II certified and Jim Hemsell, IACL President, is a Level III certified thermographer.  Our company is part of a national network of thermographers (Thermal Imaging Partners) and part of another national network of international thermographers (United Infrared) that has connections with Infrared camera manufacturers and the Infraspection Institute that provides specialized training for thermographers.

Infrared Technology with A Closer Look

A Closer Look uses infrared technology daily and we are extremely familiar with the science and scan criteria necessary to get reliable results. Jim is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM with the AEE – Association of Energy Engineers) which deals with energy code inspections in the Dallas / Fort Worth area and Energy Efficiency recommendations for facilities around the nation. He has been an inspector for 37 years and has been in numerous types of facilities, so his familiarity with different facilities provides a background to helping understand the Reopening America Guidelines, FDA recommendations, Thermographic principles and criteria necessary to create a successful screening process to help keep your workplace safe and productive.

Please keep in mind that the medical industry’s knowledge and experience with COVID-19 is very limited because of its recent outbreak. They have knowledge and experience with other influenza viruses and corona viruses, but as our knowledge and experience grows in relation with COVID-19, there will be further changes to the guidelines and recommendations from medical experts.

We know that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be easily spread to others by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. Even if an infected individual is only mildly ill, the person they spread it to may become seriously ill or even die, especially if that person is 65 or older with preexisting health conditions that place them at higher risk.

You need a Level III Thermographer as your consultant in these pandemic times. You should not be using an IR Thermometer for your Temperature checks. The monthly financial commitment to providing safety to your business is one of the cheapest solutions you will have to pay for to comply with the Opening America Again guidelines. Our program is very affordable and A Closer Look can guide you in this complicated process. The bottom line is that YOU need to work and plan to keep your business operating and profitable.

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