Sweetwater (September 21, 2020) – In response to the global pandemic, Mayor Orlando Lopez and the City of Sweetwater administration have been on the frontline to find effective solutions to reduce the risk of virus transmission between City staff and visitors. The City of Sweetwater received a generous grant from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Coronavirus Emergency Supplement Program which helps our City prevent, prepare, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.


On Thursday, September 17, 2020, the City installed five new digital systems called “Infrared Kiosk Thermometer Technology.” Thanks to FDLE’s CESF, our City was able to purchase contactless technology that can detect abnormal body temperature and alert if employees or visitors are not wearing a face covering. 


“The City of Sweetwater is the first municipality in Miami-Dade County to implement this innovative, fast, and accurate system to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor Lopez. 


The temperature and facial recognition kiosks have been installed in the City Hall building in the front desk, Passports Office, Building and Zoning Department, Code Enforcement Department, and the Police Department’s lobby. The kiosks are equipped with infrared temperature sensors, and the system uses an algorithm for fast detection temperature accuracy. The contactless kiosk also includes a touchless hand sanitizer dispenser. 


Infrared Technology provides several benefits that allow our City to be protected. 

• Maintains a safe work environment 

• Safe to use and does not require physical contact

• Reduces anxiety and stress for employees and visitors

• Reduces the risk of exposure by infected persons


 For more information contact the Communications Department.