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Elara™ FB-Series O

Thermal Bullet Camera

The compact FLIR Elara™ FB-Series O thermal security camera delivers industry-leading thermal imaging for perimeter and wide area protection around the clock. The camera also offers "plug-and-play" compatibility with external video analytics and major VMS suppliers, including FLIR United VMS, for additional functionality and a flawless user experience.

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Elara™ FB-Series ID

Thermal Analytics Security Camera

The FLIR Elara™ FB-Series ID thermal security camera uses onboard analytics to classify human or vehicular intrusions, making it ideal for perimeter intrusion detection and sterile-zone monitoring. The Elara™ FB-Series ID can also hand off classified intrusions to FLIR PTZ cameras for autonomous tracking of intruders. Easy to set up, Elara™ FB-Series provide reliable detection with low false alarm rates in challenging environments, bad weather, and complete darkness.

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ELARA™ FC-Series ID

Thermal Analytics Security Camera

The Elara FC-Series ID is a premium FLIR thermal security camera for perimeter protection. The Elara FC-Series ID includes onboard video analytics capable of classifying human or vehicular intrusions, resulting in fewer false alarms.The Elara FC-Series ID also offers a wide range of high-performance lenses and multiple resolutions, giving greater flexibility in tailoring security systems to specific site conditions.

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Elara™ FC-Series O

Thermal Security Camera

The Elara™ FC-Series O thermal security camera is one of FLIR’s premium thermal security cameras for perimeter protection. The Elara FC-Series O integrates with external video analytics devices, such as FLIR’s TRK or third party solutions, to classify human or vehicular intrusions. The Elara FC-Series O also offers a wide range of high-performance lenses, with a choice of resolutions, offering greater flexibility for tailoring security systems to specific site conditions.

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FH-Series ID

Multispectral Fixed Camera for Perimeter Protection

The FLIR FH-Series ID are ruggedized, multispectral fixed cameras that integrate industry-leading thermal imaging with 4K visible imaging to provide reliable intruder-detection capabilities for perimeter security. Built-in convolutional neural network (CNN) analytics accurately detect and classify human and vehicle threats moving at high or low speeds, minimizing false alarms and daily operations costs. Custom scheduling enables security operators to set intrusion analytics to run on visible streams during the day and on thermal streams throughout the night, establishing optimized coverage for any lighting condition.

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FH-Series R

Multispectral Fixed Camera for Early Fire Detection

The FLIR FH-Series R are ruggedized, multispectral fixed cameras that integrate industry-leading thermal imaging with 4K visible imaging to provide rapid visual verification of hot spots in early fire detection applications. When a hot spot or temperature change is detected, the contactless temperature measurement is sent to the operator through a connected Video Management System (VMS) for instantaneous assessment and deployment of response tactics. Custom scheduling provides security personnel the flexibility to enable and disable alarms depending on business hours and seasonality. Combining the power of thermal hot-spot detection with intelligent vehicle detection, false alarms from hot exhaust pipes can be dramatically reduced.

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FLIR Elara DX-Series

Multispectral PTZ Thermal Camera

The FLIR Elara™ DX-Series multispectral pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) security camera provides full situational awareness in the most punishing environments. Combining thermal and visible light imagers, the Elara DX-Series gives operators the ability to monitor large areas in complete darkness, glaring light, and adverse weather. The exceptional detection and identification capabilities of multispectral cameras help integrators provide solutions for challenging imaging problems at critical infrastructure sites and remote facilities.

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PT-Series HD

HD Visible and Thermal Pan/Tilt

The FLIR PT-Series HD is our most advanced dual-sensor security system, combining a cooled or uncooled 640×480 resolution thermal sensor, a 1080p HD visible-light imaging sensor, and a high speed, precision pan/tilt system. The PT-Series HD integrates easily with FLIR United VMS 8.0, as well as other major third party video management systems, making it an extremely versatile solution for critical infrastructure protection in total darkness, bright sun, and adverse conditions.

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Ranger® HDC MR

High Definition Mid-Range Surveillance System

The Ranger HDC MR sets a new standard for surveillance with its ability to detect illegal activities even in degraded weather conditions, utilizing embedded analytics and image processing to reduce the cognitive workload, enabling operators to distinguish quickly between true threats and false alarms.The HDC MR is not only a superior system in bad weather, it also provides increased uptime and reduces cyber risks -- a reliable tool that adds days of efficient surveillance and reduces risk compared to previous generations of systems.

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Saros DM-Series

Multispectral PTZ Thermal Camera

The FLIR Saros DM-Series introduces eight new VGA and QVGA resolution options to FLIR’s multi-sensor security lineup. Capable of capturing video in complete darkness, bright sunlight, and through smoke, dust, or light fog, the DM-Series provides superior perimeter protection in the toughest lighting and environmental conditions. A built-in 4K visible light camera operates alongside the thermal sensor to capture minute details in low light conditions. The DM-Series also integrates with the FLIR United Video Management System (UVMS), as well as other ONVIF-compliant video management systems. This gives users complete control over the all new dual-sensor viewing mode, alarm functions, and fully programmable preset tour.

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Saros™ DH-390 Dome

Multi-Spectral Intrusion Solution

The FLIR Saros™ DH-390 Dome combines multiple traditional perimeter protection technologies into a unified solution that delivers accurate, actionable alerts and verified alarm data. The Saros DH-390 includes multiple FLIR Lepton thermal sensors, a 1080p camera, IR and visible LED illuminators, advanced onboard analytics, two-way audio, and digital I/Os. FLIR Saros enables businesses to implement reliable, state-of-the-art outdoor intrusion detection in a cost-effective manner by minimizing the equipment required and reducing false alarms.

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TRITON™ A310 PT (Security)

Dual-Sensor Temperature-Measurement Pan/Tilt

Security professionals around the world have been using FLIR thermal cameras for perimeter and critical asset security for years. Facility Operations and Safety personnel have been using FLIR cameras to gather non-contact temperature measurements and condition monitoring data for decades. A310F and A310PT cameras are the first in the world to combine thermal and visible light video security imaging with automated safety monitoring based on the detection of temperature measurement thresholds.

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Triton™ F-Series ID

Thermal Security Camera with Onboard Analytics

The FLIR Triton™ F-Series ID thermal security cameras set the new standard of perimeter protection for critical infrastructure. The Triton F-Series ID features best-in-class thermal imaging detail and high-performance onboard analytics for classifying human or vehicular intrusions. FLIR’s premium line offers five models with full 640 × 480 thermal resolution, longer detection ranges, and better analytics performance than ever before.

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FAQs

Can thermal cameras be fooled? ›

Thermal cameras

They give a false colour image on a TV screen that depicts the variations in heat energy coming from the objects in view. However, if you heat up everything to exactly the same temperature it won't necessarily make everything look the same on the screen.

What can thermal cameras not see through? ›

In all cases, thermal cameras can never see “through” metal objects, but conductive metals might reveal hot spots, cold spots, or the level of a substance inside a metal container.

How do you beat thermal imaging camera? ›

How Can You Hide From Thermal Imaging Technology?
  1. Glass. One of the most effective methods to block IR is to conceal behind glass; if you are okay with carrying around a pane of glass, great! ...
  2. "Space blanket" ...
  3. Woolen blanket. ...
  4. Choose the right background. ...
  5. Warm clothes. ...
  6. Burn it out. ...
  7. Thick Netting.

How accurate are thermal cameras? ›

FLIR thermal camera with screening mode can achieve accuracies of ±0.3°C (0.5°F) at the recommended ambient temperate of 30°C to 45°C (86°F to 113°F).

Can thermal imaging see through aluminum foil? ›

Can thermal imaging see through aluminium foil? ​The answer is NO. Any electrically conductive material will block infrared radiation. The greater the conductivity, the greater the blocking.

Can thermal cameras see through glass? ›

Can thermal imaging see through glass? Thermal imagers cannot pick up visible light. Therefore, Glass is not seen as transparent when viewed through a thermal imaging camera.

How far can thermal cameras see? ›

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.

Can thermal 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 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.

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).

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.

What can thermal cameras detect? ›

An infrared camera (also known as a thermal imager) detects and measures the infrared energy of objects. The camera converts that infrared data into an electronic image that shows the apparent surface temperature of the object being measured.

Why do people use thermal cameras? ›

Thermal Imaging Camera Applications and Uses

Firefighters use them to see through smoke, find people and localize hotspots of fires. Law enforcement uses the technology to manage surveillance activities, locate and apprehend suspects, investigate crime scenes and conduct search and rescue operations.

Does thermal imaging work during the day? ›

Thermal imaging cameras contain a special lens which focuses the heat, or infrared energy which is given off by an object onto a detector which is sensitive to heat. So, being that it is unaffected by light, thermal imaging will work just as well in daylight as in complete darkness.

What camera can see through walls? ›

The latest version of a 'sense through the wall' camera, developed by Israeli company Camero, can detect any object, wire, or even shallow breathing of a human, from a distance of over 50-meters (164 feet).

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.

Does cardboard block infrared light? ›

IR-B will be well-blocked by cardboard. The longer wavelengths of IR-C will transmit, especially for wavelengths outside the water absorption bands. But, it will generally be pretty lossy, and you wouldn't want your cardboard too thick.

Can thermal see through clothes? ›

Can thermal imaging see through clothing? Not really. Although, if, for example, a suspect had a gun under their shirt, its exterior area would appear “cooler” to the camera and indicate to police that someone may be carrying a gun.

How far can you shoot with a thermal scope? ›

A very high-quality thermal scope will allow you to positively identify the target at up to 4,000 yards, while an entry-level scope can limit you to 1,000 yards or less. A lot or a little depends on the working conditions and your tasks.

Can thermal cameras see through fog? ›

Although thermal imaging cameras can see in total darkness, through light fog, light rain, and snow, the distance they can see is affected by these atmospheric conditions.

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.

Do police use infrared cameras? ›

Thermographic cameras are used by law enforcement personnel to create images using thermal light, i.e. heat, as opposed to a traditional camera that use visible light.

How far can an infrared sensor see? ›

It can recognize an object (fills eight pixels) at 368 meters away. It can identify a target (fills 13 pixels) at 226 meters away. Larger targets increase the distance.

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 Helicopters see inside your house? ›

Police helicopters are also equipped with high-quality cameras that work as any other cameras do. This means that a police helicopter is unable to see through walls, floors, roofs, and structures.

Can you block thermal imaging? ›

To reduce the probability of detection with a thermal imaging camera, it is necessary to eliminate or reduce heat radiation from your body. If you don't have a specialized uniform, the easiest way is to wear tight pants, a tight jacket, thick gloves, and a multi-layer balaclava.

Can you see at night with thermal? ›

Night vision is impaired by conditions like dust, smoke, overcast nights, rain, and fog. Thermal imaging is not impaired by these conditions and can see in complete darkness. Night vision is an outdated technology that, while it still has its uses, is cheaper but lower quality than other options.

Is thermal considered night vision? ›

Thermal Imaging

This is the only type of night vision that can work in absolute darkness as it doesn't rely on any visible light. Instead, thermal imaging technology detects and measures the temperature difference between background and foreground objects with the help of a bolometer.

Can you see alligators with thermal imaging? ›

Humans, animals, and automobiles all produce heat and are typically warmer than their surroundings, allowing a thermal imager user to get a good look at them. Because their body temperature adjusts to their surroundings, coldblooded animals like snakes and alligators are more difficult to see.

How do I block infrared signal? ›

Paint the tape with a coating of nail polish. Nail polish blocks infrared light. That's why if you ever go into the hospital for a procedure that involves the use of a pulse detector (which uses infrared light to detect your heartbeat), you are instructed not to wear nail polish.

How do you jam infrared signals? ›

Using the IR Jammer is simple. Just point the bank of 4 IR LEDs towards the remote-controlled item you want to jam, for example a TV or stereo, and press the push button. The jammer will send out the jamming signal for 30 seconds and then automatically turn off.

What Colour surfaces best absorb infrared radiation? ›

So a black surface is a better absorber of infrared radiation. And as we said earlier, good absorbers are good emitters and vice versa. So black surfaces are also better at emitting infrared radiation. Hence, our final answer is that black surfaces are better at emitting and absorbing infrared radiation.

Can mud hide you from infrared? ›

As was shown through the infrared thermometer and night vision goggles, the mud on the forearm effectively blocked out most body-produced infrared heat to blend in with the mud background.

Can thermal scopes see through brush? ›

See Through Brush

Because it's reading temperature differences, thermal imagers can “see through” certain impediments that would otherwise screen your vision.

Do emergency blankets hide heat signature? ›

3. Heat camouflage: Emergency blankets (so-called space blankets) made of Mylar can block infrared rays. Wearing a space blanket as a poncho at night will help hide some of your heat signature from infrared detection.

Can anything see through walls? ›

Walls are not really 'transparent' even in low frequencies. Unfortunately, passing through walls can highly attenuate the radio waves and can lead to heavy distortions in the received signals.

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.

Can sonar see through walls? ›

The sonar could have no detections for masonry walls, and up to 22 feet for single metal walls. The radar could have as little as 3 feet and as much as 45 feet depending on the amount of shadow-causing metal in the target's path.

Can I use my phone as a thermal camera? ›

This accessory turns your phone into a thermal camera - YouTube

Can Infrared cameras see in the dark? ›

Because infrared cameras measure light that is not visible, they can work in darkness as well as daylight.

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.

Are thermal cameras legal? ›

Thermal Imaging Case

However, the U.S. Supreme Court has since extended the warrant requirement to the use of thermal imaging devices, prohibiting police officers from using such devices without a warrant to detect indoor activities.

What are the types of thermal cameras? ›

Infrared cameras come in three basic types: short wavelength, mid-wavelength, and long wavelength. Each type has its own place in facilities maintenance, depending on use and operation.

Which animals can see infrared? ›

Infrared light has longer wavelengths and lower energy than visible light and cannot be seen with the human eye. Mosquitoes, vampire bats, bed bugs, and some snake and beetle species, however, can use portions of the infrared spectrum for vision. Sometimes humans can “see” infrared energy in the form of heat.

Is infrared and thermal the same? ›

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.

Does wind affect thermal imaging? ›

When you use a thermal camera to inspect an object—inside or outside—you need to pay special attention to the environment. You need to be aware of forced convection, whether from wind, a fan or even a pump, because it will affect the target temperature.

What happens if you point a thermal camera at the sun? ›

Solar immunity

Flir's cameras will not be damaged by direct imaging of the sun, for example, when the sun moves through the field of view of a fixed camera pointed at the horizon. Temporary image artifacts or ghosts may be evident, but they will disappear during normal operation without operator intervention.

Are thermal cameras legal? ›

Thermal Imaging Case

However, the U.S. Supreme Court has since extended the warrant requirement to the use of thermal imaging devices, prohibiting police officers from using such devices without a warrant to detect indoor activities.

Does thermal imaging work during the day? ›

Thermal imaging cameras contain a special lens which focuses the heat, or infrared energy which is given off by an object onto a detector which is sensitive to heat. So, being that it is unaffected by light, thermal imaging will work just as well in daylight as in complete darkness.

Are thermal cameras safe for use? ›

Thermal imaging systems used to measure human body temperature in airports, workplaces, and other venues where COVID-19 may spread aren't accurate if used improperly and shouldn't be considered a tool to diagnose the disease, according to an FDA safety communication.

How far can thermal cameras see? ›

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.

Can a thermal camera 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 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.

What do thermal cameras detect? ›

A thermal camera is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into a visual image.

Do police use thermal imaging? ›

Because infrared radiation does not encounter many of the limitations of light, police officers can use thermal imagers to see threats or situations and objects that might normally be unseen. Thermal imagers can assist officers at any emergency incident in which normal visibility is reduced, impaired or ineffective.

Can helicopters see inside your house? ›

Police helicopters are also equipped with high-quality cameras that work as any other cameras do. This means that a police helicopter is unable to see through walls, floors, roofs, and structures.

Can you see in the dark with thermal imaging? ›

Thermal imaging cameras see in total darkness, producing clear, crisp images without the need for any light. This makes IR cameras excellent instruments for numerous night vision applications.

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.

Is thermal or IR better? ›

Night vision devices are light-sensitive and can be damaged with bright light exposure. In short, thermal scopes are good for detection and can be used in almost all conditions. On the other hand, night vision scopes are to be used at night and can render better images.

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.

Is infrared and thermal the same? ›

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.

Why can't thermal people find people in the desert? ›

Thermal imaging and infrared cameras can provide an added layer of detection, but rocks or vegetation may obscure their ability to sense body heat. Aerial photography by drone or aircraft is of limited value when visibility is low. And if the people aren't inside the expected search area, they won't be found.

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