The best infrared thermometers in 2024

Pointing one of the best infrared thermometers at a small child
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The best infrared thermometers let you take people's temperature from a safe distance. That's great for you (it protects you if they have an infection). That's great for them (it's lot less personal and invasive than a traditional thermometer). And it means you can quickly test a group of people, with the minimum of fuss. 

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

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