This guide will take you through a step-by-step process of how to install and configure your Athena Security Temperature Checking system. Before getting started, you’ll need: 

  • A designated spot for your camera, HSRP (blackbody), and iPad Pro
  • A power outlet near each of those spots, or extension cables
  • Your Athena Command Center username and password (contact support if you do not have this: 833-928-4362 x 2 |

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  1. Infrared Camera

  2. Heat Source Reference Point (HSRP Blackbody)

  3. iPad 

  4. Two Tripods (or wall mounts)

  5. iPad/Camera holder

  6. Infrared A/C Adapter and Power Cord

  7. Heat Source Reference Point Power Cord

  8. 2ft Ethernet CAT5 for iPad Pro

  9. 20ft Ethernet CAT5 for iPad (optional) 

  10. iPad-ethernet adapter, crossover adapter, and

  11. L-connector (for iPad pros)

Step 1: iPad 

  1. Unbox one tripod*, the iPad Pro and iPad holder

  2. Remove the plastic cap from the top of the tripod

  3. Mount the iPad holder onto the tripod, and insert the iPad into the holder. 

  4. Connect the black L-connector to USB-C port on the bottom of the iPad (if using an iPad pro)

  5. Connect the iPad ethernet adapter to the iPad

  6. Turn the iPad on

*if using wall mounts, follow the same instructions throughout, replacing “tripod” with “wall mount”

Step 2: Infrared (IR) Camera

  1. Remove the lens cover from the IR camera

  2. Connect the IR camera to the tripod using the screw and holder provided (Note, the easiest way to do this is to remove the silver piece from the top of the tripod, screw it into the iPad bracket, then return it to the tripod)

  3. Plug power cable included into the back of IR camera, and connect to the power 

  4. Connect the red ethernet crossover adapter to back of thermal camera

  5. Connect one end of an ethernet cable to the red crossover adapter, and connect the other piece to the USBC-ethernet adapter (connected to the iPad from step 1)

  6. Adjust the tripod so the infrared camera is at eye-level

Step 3: HSRP (Heat Source Reference Point)

  1. Screw the HSRP Blackbody onto the remaining tripod 

  2. Connect the HSRP to power, and turn on (use a long enough extension cord that you’ll be able to raise the HSRP to a height of 7 feet after powering on)

  3. Adjust the tripod height to be at least 7 feet tall

  4. Position the HSRP 4-12 feet from the camera, facing the camera lens

Step 4: Log in

Most Athena systems will come pre-loaded, and logged in. If for any reason your system prompts for a login: 

  1. Enter your Athena username and password on the login screen
  2. Select the available box 

Step 5: Calibration

  1. Open Temperature Detection App from iPad Pro, and step out of view of the camera

  2. You will hear a message, “standby for HSRP Configuration”. The system will find the HSRP on the screen, and identify it with a black box

  3. You will then hear “HSRP found, now scanning for human temperatures”, step into the field of view at this point and you should see a temperature reading. 

  4. Call Athena to confirm your system is fully configured: 833-928-4362 x 2 (Monday-Friday; 8am - 6pm PT)

    NOTE: If the image is unclear, spin the lens of the camera to adjust the focus.

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