FLIR A50/A70 Compact Smart Sensor Thermal Camera (2022)

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Model: A50 29° + Smart Sensor Configuration (Advanced)

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FLIR A50 and A70 smart sensor cameras are ideal for users who want built-in, on-camera analytics and alarm capabilities for condition monitoring and early fire detection applications. With options for Wi-Fi, an integrated visual camera, and ONVIF S compatibility, FLIR A50/A70 cameras are a flexible, configurable solution to meet the unique needs of automation customers across a broad range of industries. When used as a system component for cloud and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions, A50/A70 cameras can help companies protect assets, improve safety, maximize uptime, and minimize maintenance costs.

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Specifications
Digital I/O connector type
M12 12-pin A-coded, Male (shared with external power)
Digital Inputs
2x opto-isolated, Vin(low)= 0–1.5 V, Vin(high)= 3–25 V
Digital Output Purpose
• As a function of alarm, output to external device• Fault (NC)
Digital Outputs
3x opto-isolated, 0–48 V DC, max. 350 mA; solid-state opto relay; 1x dedicated as Fault output (NC)
Encoding
Video stream: H.264, MPEG4, or MJPEG
Radiometric stream: Compressed JPEG-LS, FLIR radiometric
Ethernet Interface
Wired, Wi-Fi (optional)
WiFi
Optional feature purchased separately. RP-SMA, female connector
EMC
• ETSI EN 301 489-1 (radio)• ETSI EN 301 489-17 (radio)• EN 61000-4-8 (magnetic field)• FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class B (emission US)• ISO 13766-1 (EMC - Earth-moving and building construction machinery)• EN ISO 14982 (EMC - Agricultural and forestry machinery)
f-number
1.4
Image Fequency
30 Hz
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD
<35mK
Accuracy
±2°C (±3.6°F) or ±2% of reading, for ambient temperature 15°C–35°C (59°F–95°F) and object temperature above 0°C (32°F)
Alarm Functions
10 Spotmeters10 Boxes and Mask polygons (total number)3 Deltas (difference any value/reference/external lock)2 Isotherm (above/below/interval)2 Iso-coverage1 Reference temperature2 Lines1 Polyline
Alarm Output
Digital outE-mail (SMTP) (push)EtherNet/IP (pull)File transfer (FTP) (push)Modbus TCP Client (push)Modbus TCP Server (pull)MQTT (push)ONVIF events (push)Query over RESTful API (pull)Store image or video
Communication & Data Storage
Digital I/O connector type
M12 12-pin A-coded, Male (shared with external power)
Digital I/O isolation voltage
500 VRMS
Digital input purpose
NUC, NUC disable, alarm
Digital Inputs
2x opto-isolated, Vin(low)= 0–1.5 V, Vin(high)= 3–25 V
Digital Output Purpose
• As a function of alarm, output to external device• Fault (NC)
Digital Outputs
3x opto-isolated, 0–48 V DC, max. 350 mA; solid-state opto relay; 1x dedicated as Fault output (NC)
Encoding
Video stream: H.264, MPEG4, or MJPEG
Radiometric stream: Compressed JPEG-LS, FLIR radiometric
Ethernet
For control, result, image, and power
Ethernet Communication
TCP/IP socket-based FLIR proprietary
Ethernet Connector Type
M12 8-pin X-coded, female; RP-SMA, female
Ethernet Interface
Wired, Wi-Fi (optional)
Ethernet Power
Power over Ethernet, PoE IEEE 802.3af class 3
Ethernet Protocols
• EtherNet/IP• IEEE 1588• Modbus TCP• MQTT• SNMP• TCP, UDP, SNTP, RTSP, RTP, HTTP, HTTPS, ICMP, IGMP, sftp (server), FTP (client), SMTP, DHCP, MDNS (Bonjour), uPnP
Ethernet Standard
IEEE 802.3
Ethernet Type
1000 Mbps
Image Storage
NA
Multicast
Yes
RS-232
M8 A-coded, male connector
WiFi
Optional feature purchased separately. RP-SMA, female connector
Imaging & Optical
Contrast Enhancement
FSX® / Histogram equalization (IR only)
Detector Pitch
17 µm
Field of view (FOV)
29° × 22°
f-number
1.4
Focal Length
14.3 mm(0.56 in)
Focal Plane Array (FPA)
Uncooled microbolometer
Focus
Fixed, adjustable with included tool
Image Fequency
30 Hz
IR Resolution
464 × 348
Minimum Focus Distance
0.25 m(0.82 ft)
MSX
Yes, included in visual camera option
Overlay
Without
Radiometric IR video streaming
RTSP protocol
Readout
No measurements readouts, only streamed video
Spectral Range
7.5–14 µm
Streaming Resolution
RTSP Video stream 0: 464 × 348 pixelsRTSP Video stream 1: 1280 × 960 pixelsRadiometric stream: 464 × 348 pixels
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD
<35mK
Video Streaming
RTSP protocol
Visible Camera
Optional accessory
Measurement & Analysis
Accuracy
±2°C (±3.6°F) or ±2% of reading, for ambient temperature 15°C–35°C (59°F–95°F) and object temperature above 0°C (32°F)
Alarm Functions
10 Spotmeters10 Boxes and Mask polygons (total number)3 Deltas (difference any value/reference/external lock)2 Isotherm (above/below/interval)2 Iso-coverage1 Reference temperature2 Lines1 Polyline
Alarm Output
Digital outE-mail (SMTP) (push)EtherNet/IP (pull)File transfer (FTP) (push)Modbus TCP Client (push)Modbus TCP Server (pull)MQTT (push)ONVIF events (push)Query over RESTful API (pull)Store image or video
Atmospheric transmission correction
Based on inputs of distance, atmospheric temperature, and relative humidity
Automatic hot & cold detection
Max./min. temperature value and position shown within Box
Measurement Corrections
Global object parameters; local parameters per analyze function; external Black-body correction
Measurement Presets
Yes
Measurement Tools
10 spotmeters, 10 boxes and mask polygons (total number), 3 Deltas (difference any value/reference/external lock), 2 isotherms (above/below/interval), 2 iso-coverage, 1 reference temperature, 2 lines, 1 polyline
Object Temperature Range
–20 to 175°C (–4 to 347°F)175 to 1000°C (347 to 1832°F)
General
Base Mounting
4 x M2.5 direct into camera or 4x 10-32 UNF onto bottom cooling plate
Housing material
Aluminium
Size (L x W x H)
107 × 67 × 57 mm (4.21 × 2.64 × 2.24 in)
Weight
519g (1.14lb) without bottom cooling plate
Environmental & Certifications
Corrosion
• ISO 12944 C4 G or H• EN60068-2-11
EMC
• ETSI EN 301 489-1 (radio)• ETSI EN 301 489-17 (radio)• EN 61000-4-8 (magnetic field)• FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class B (emission US)• ISO 13766-1 (EMC - Earth-moving and building construction machinery)• EN ISO 14982 (EMC - Agricultural and forestry machinery)
Encapsulation
IEC 60529 and IP66
Humidity (Operating and Storage)
IEC 60068-2-30/24 hours, 95% relative humidity, 25–40°C (77–104°F)/2 cyclesEN60068-2-38
Operating Temperature Range
–20 to 50°C (–4 to 122°F)Bottom cooling plate is needed in temperatures above 40°C (104°F).Maximum internal temperature sensor: 70°C (158°F)
Radio Spectrum
• FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class C (2.4 GHz band US)• FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class E (5 GHz band US)• RSS-247 (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band Canada)• ETSI EN 300 328 V2.1.1 (2.4 GHz band EU)• ETSI EN 301 893 V2.1.1 (5 GHz band EU)
Shock
IEC 60068-2-27, 25 g
Tripod Mounting
4 x M2.5 direct into camera or 4x 10-32 UNF onto bottom cooling plate
Vibration
• IEC 60068-2-6, 0.15 mm at 10–58 Hz and 2 g at 58–500 Hz, sinusoidal• IEC 61373 Cat 1 (Railway)
Power
External Power Operation
24/48 V DC 8 W max
External Voltage
Allowed range 18–56 V DC
Power Connection
M12 12-pin A-coded, male (shared with Digital I/O)
Power Consumption
• 7.5 W at 24 V DC typical• 7.8 W at 48 V DC typical• 8.1 W at 48 V PoE typical
User Interface
Web interface
Yes
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FAQs

Can FLIR one see through walls? ›

Thermal imaging devices can't “see” through walls. But pointing a thermal camera at a building still reveals sensitive information about what's going on inside. Thermal cameras read the heat radiating off of an object.

What is the difference between FLIR and thermal? ›

FLIRs make pictures from heat, not visible light. Heat (also called infrared, or thermal, energy) and light are both parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, but a camera that can detect visible light won't see thermal energy, and vice versa.

Can FLIR see through rain? ›

Fog and rain can severely limit the range of a thermal imaging system due to the scattering of light off droplets of water. The higher the density of droplets, the more the infrared signal is diminished.

Can FLIR detect water leaks? ›

The FLIR E50bx is still the camera they use to identify internal rain leaks and intrusion paths, as well as to check repairs. The company conducts water intrusion tests before and after a repair, and can take more than 100 thermal images in the process.

Can thermal see through clothes? ›

Can Thermal imaging cameras see through clothing? No, thermal imaging cameras can detect the temperature of the cloth but will not see through it.

Can you see fish with thermal imaging? ›

Unfortunately, thermal imaging will not help you see fish when you are fishing because fish are cold-blooded creatures whose temperature is not constant and depends on the water temperature.

Can my phone be a thermal camera? ›

This accessory turns your phone into a thermal camera - YouTube

How far can FLIR see? ›

There is no practical limit to how far a thermal camera can see through a clear line of sight. The Moon for example is often visible when not obscured by clouds (water vapor absorbs IR energy).

Can you use FLIR during the day? ›

Not only do thermal imaging cameras from FLIR provide unparalleled nighttime vision, but they also prove incredibly useful during the day.

Can infrared see in your house? ›

No, thermal cameras cannot see through walls, at least not like in the movies. Walls are generally thick enough—and insulated enough—to block any infrared radiation from the other side. If you point a thermal camera at a wall, it will detect heat from the wall , not what's behind it.

Can FLIR see through smoke? ›

-area company FLIR Systems can see through the smoke. It does this by detecting heat using short wave infrared or SWIR thermal imaging, then visualizing the information.

Can FLIR see through concrete? ›

​The answer is NO. The explanation to this answer to this is the same as the one applied for walls. Thermal cameras cannot see through concrete.

Can thermal imaging detect mold? ›

Thermal imaging can not detect mold but can detect variations in temperatures behind walls, which assists in cold spots that can become potential moisture or water intrusion issues. Moisture meters are used after the hot and cold spots are found.

Can infrared see underground? ›

Under the correct conditions, infrared thermography can help you detect evidence of leaks from buried systems that carry hot or cold product. When a leak develops in a buried piping system, be it underground or within a concrete slab, fluid is lost to the surroundings.

Which camera can see through walls? ›

The XaverTM800 provides the most comprehensive view behind the wall, and it is also the closest to truly 'seeing through the wall'. The XaverTM800 is a full 3D imaging device usually used in ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) work.

What's better night vision or thermal? ›

Thermal scopes can easily detect animals or moving objects from a long distance whether it is day or night. Their detection is better than night vision scopes. Even in the roughest weather, they can help you see (except in extreme cold).

Can a thermal camera see through blinds? ›

Blinds are still effective even for blocking thermal camera drones from seeing indoors, and the thicker the curtain, the fewer chances there are to see through them.

Do snakes show up on thermal? ›

Against the background of other objects, humans, animals, or cars have higher temperatures, and they show up more clearly on the device's screen. However, cold-blooded animals like snakes, for example, would be virtually impossible to detect with a thermal imager.

Can thermal cameras see into water? ›

Water blocks a lot of infrared wavelengths, much as an opaque barrier blocks visible light wavelengths. In the same way that we can't see through paint, infrared sensors can't 'see' through any significant depth of water, because the waves it detects don't pass through water easily.

Can thermal imaging see into water? ›

Usually a low level of moisture is fine, but leaks or heavy condensation can cause serious problems. A thermal imaging camera cannot “see” moisture in walls, but it can detect subtle temperature differences and patterns that reveal the existence of water.

Is there a free thermal camera app? ›

1. Thermal Camera HD Effect. Thermal Camera HD Effect adds to the camera view a thermal device image real-time simulation. This free application for Android is perfect to make jokes with your friends and relatives!

Is there a heat sensor app? ›

Seek Thermal is the best way to experience and visualize thermal energy while on the go, at work, indoors, or in the outdoors. With this free app and a Seek thermal imaging camera, you can quickly and accurately detect, inspect, measure, and visualize thermal energy from your smartphone or tablet.

How do I get thermal on my phone? ›

To be able to view and save thermal images on a cell phone, your options include buying a thermal imaging cell phone attachment, buying a phone with an integrated thermal camera, using a thermal app, and modifying your existing phone.

Can FLIR see through clouds? ›

In each case, pilot vision improves, but clouds and fog remain a problem. Water droplets are usually smaller than 100 microns, which is small, but still much larger than the span of an infrared or visible-light wave, so neither infrared light nor visible light can pass easily through clouds.

Can FLIR see through windows? ›

They CAN'T See Through Glass.

What distance do thermal cameras work? ›

Depending on the camera configuration chosen it may be possible to detect humans beyond 15 km distance, ground vehicles or small boats beyond 20 km, larger ships or vessels and aircraft beyond 30 km.

What is the difference between infrared camera and thermal camera? ›

Active IR systems use short wavelength infrared light to illuminate an area of interest. Some of the infrared energy is reflected back to a camera and interpreted to generate an image. Thermal imaging systems use mid- or long wavelength IR energy.

Is thermal considered night vision? ›

The differences between night vision vs thermal imaging are: Night vision needs nearby visible light to work properly. Thermal imaging does not need any light to function. Night vision works by amplifying nearby visible light.

What is a FLIR camera used for? ›

A FLIR thermal camera can detect tiny differences in heat—as small as 0.01°C—and display them as shades of grey or with different color palettes. The same image with heat differences displayed in the ironbow and white hot palettes. Everything we encounter in our day-to-day lives gives off thermal energy—even ice.

What material can block infrared? ›

To trap infrared light, Jiang and colleagues turned to a unique material called black silicon, which is commonly incorporated into solar cells. Black silicon absorbs light because it consists of millions of microscopic needles (called nanowires) all pointing upward like a densely-packed forest.

How do soldiers avoid thermal imaging? ›

Across the globe, the US Army is eyeing two new technological breakthroughs to avoid thermal imaging, with the help of US camouflage manufacturer Fibrotex. These are the Ultra-light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS) and the Improved Ghillie System (IGS).

What can thermal imaging detect? ›

Thermography, or thermal imaging, detects infrared radiation to help see objects in the dark. Thermal cameras distinguish the relative temperature of objects around us to help us see warmer objects – like people and animals – against cooler backdrops, even at night.

Can a thermal camera see through floors? ›

A thermal imaging camera can detect heat patterns through flooring, thereby showing where a system is effective.

Can police helicopters see through walls? ›

Police Helicopters can see into your home only when looking through a window with the HD color camera. The infrared camera is unable to look through walls, roofs, or structures because it only detects heat given off by an object. It can see if a house, room, or roof is hotter than its surroundings.

Can police see through walls? ›

Range-R radar gives cops ability to 'see' through walls - YouTube

How do I hide my infrared lights on my security camera? ›

Place the duct tape directly over the panel on the security camera and press down with your fingers. Place a second piece of duct tape, identical to the first, over the panel. The density of the duct tape will prevent the glow from the IR LED from being seen.

Is there technology that can see through walls? ›

Range-R radar devices are the closest to being able to see through walls. Range-R radar devices pinpoint the location of a person based on sound waves that bounce back from a hand-held device.

How do firefighters see in the dark? ›

Firefighters can see through a thermal imaging camera because it contains a large component of micron-sized carbon soot particles, which visible light absorbs easily.

Is there any camera that can see through walls? ›

A new camera developed in Israel can see through walls, even from a distance of over 300 feet. "It can be used remotely from one apartment to another, inside a shelter, or an autonomous car," says Amir Beeri, managing director and founder of Camero to i24NEWS.

Is there a device that can see through walls? ›

The Xaver 1000 is a portable scanner that allows soldiers to “see” through walls. The device can differentiate between different sized humans, animals, and even identify body parts. The system uses artificial intelligence to track movement patterns, giving users a leg up on enemies.

How far can FLIR one pro See? ›

How far you can see or detect a hot spot is a function of how hot the object is relative to its surroundings. The bigger the temperature difference, the easier it is to see. However, if you are looking for a more accurate temperature reading, you should be no more than 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 m) away from your target.

Is there technology that can see through walls? ›

Range-R radar devices are the closest to being able to see through walls. Range-R radar devices pinpoint the location of a person based on sound waves that bounce back from a hand-held device.

Can FLIR see through glass? ›

Can thermal imaging see through glass? Fun fact: glass acts like a mirror for infrared radiation. If you point a thermal imager at a window, you won't see anything on the other side of the glass, but you will get a nice reflection of yourself in thermal.

Which camera can see through clothes? ›

YouTube channel Unbox Therapy took things a step further, demonstrating how the camera of the OnePlus 8 Pro can see through some items of clothing. In the video embedded below, Lewis Hilsenteger showed how the camera can see through his black t-shirt.

Can FLIR see through smoke? ›

-area company FLIR Systems can see through the smoke. It does this by detecting heat using short wave infrared or SWIR thermal imaging, then visualizing the information.

How can I use my smartphone to see through walls? ›

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Is there a device that can see through clothes? ›

A full-body scanner developed using space radar technology has been tested in China and produced unusually clear images through clothes, scientists say. Its ultra-high resolution could help to identify concealed items with greater accuracy at security checkpoints, according to the researchers.

Can you see snakes with thermal imaging? ›

Against the background of other objects, humans, animals, or cars have higher temperatures, and they show up more clearly on the device's screen. However, cold-blooded animals like snakes, for example, would be virtually impossible to detect with a thermal imager.

How deep into the ground can a thermal camera see? ›

The subterranean limit for most radar is about 30 feet, El-Baz said. Infrared imaging, which detects surface-level heat differences above buried objects, is most effective to a depth of about five feet, he said, though it, too, has been used to track objects 25 feet down.

What's better night vision or thermal? ›

Thermal scopes can easily detect animals or moving objects from a long distance whether it is day or night. Their detection is better than night vision scopes. Even in the roughest weather, they can help you see (except in extreme cold).

Can my neighbors see through my walls? ›

Answer: Your neighbors can't have visual surveillance of you unless they have installed cameras in your home. It's not possible to see through walls. You need to collect proof, by finding the devices, photographing them in situ, and recording any conversations you have with your neighbors.

Can WiFi see through walls? ›

Wi-Vi is a new technology that enables seeing through walls using Wi-Fi signals. It allows us to track moving humans through walls and behind closed doors. Wi-Vi relies on capturing the reflections of its own transmitted signals off moving objects behind a wall in order to track them.

Can infrared camera see through curtains? ›

Standard consumer camera drones cannot see through opaque window curtains; However, more advanced thermal cameras can detect human figures behind thin curtains.

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