How do temperature checks work?

Everything you need to know about temperature checks and their settings.

The CrowdBlink Protect app does not itself take people's temperatures — however, it lets you quickly record every individual's temperature during centralized screenings, or gives you the option to let individuals take their own temperature when doing self-assessments.

How do I customize temperature checks?

Customizing how the temperature check step works is simple:

  1. Log in to the Protect admin console.
  2. Open the Questionnaires menu and select the Location you wish to customize.
  3. Expand the "Temperature Check" step and you can start customizing.


Here's what the settings mean:

1) Title: You can edit what the temperature check step is called.

2) Description: You can change the instructions that the user sees.

3) Minimum Passing Temperature: You can set the minimum temperature at which the assessment will PASS.

4) Maximum Passing Temperature: You can change the maximum temperature at which the assessment still results in a PASS.

6) Enabled/Disabled: This setting turns the step on and off.

7) Required/Optional: This setting changes whether the temperature check is optional or mandatory.

8) Available in self-assessment/Screener Only: This setting controls whether the temperature check will be available to individuals when they are doing self-assessments. In other words, do you want people to take their own temperatures? Leaving it turned on as "Screener Only" means that only designated screeners will be able to enter the temperature reading during centralized assessments.

9) Obfuscated/Non-obfuscated Temperatures: This setting controls whether the temperature check results will be hidden or shown in your reporting (i.e.: .csv exports) by default. Obfuscating the data gives you an additional privacy measure — the only way to reveal the exact temperature readings of individuals will be by going through a 2-factor authentication process.

How do the temperature checks work in the Protect app?

The temperature check step works like any other assessment step: if the screening has not been failed yet, it will prompt the user to enter the temperature of the person being assessed.


If the temperature is within the Minimum and Maximum passing limit, the check will PASS. If this is the last step, the assessment will give a "Screening Success" status, otherwise it will move on to the next step.

If the temperature is outside the Minimum and Maximum passing limits, the check will FAIL, and the assessment will result in a "Screening Failed" status.


Read more: How to customize assessment steps.