Today, the challenge to CCTV professionals is to make sure that video footage is effective on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Securing an area during the daytime is one thing. But what happens during the night? And in weather conditions like fog, rain and snow? What can be detected if CCTV cameras are blinded by the sun?
Whatever solution or technology is chosen for securing an area, they all have their advantages and disadvantages and some technologies are more expensive than others. To get a full picture of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for a certain solution, not only the initial installation cost but also the maintenance cost needs to be taken into account. All technologies have advantages and disadvantages but thermal imaging is a very good and a very cost effective solution for protecting a perimeter. This is definitely true if the perimeter needs to be protected during the night.
Quite a number of technologies are available to help detect potential intruders in the dark.
Although a thermal imaging camera is a bit more expensive than a CCTV camera, less cameras need to be deployed to cover the same area. The civil works that need to be carried out are minimal. Furthermore, since thermal imaging cameras produce a clear image in the darkest of nights, no complimentary technologies like light or infrared illuminators need to be installed. This limits the amount of civil works that needs to be carried out but is it also reducing the maintenance cost.
Thermal imaging cameras also generate fewer false alarms which is a common problem with CCTV cameras combined with Video Motion Detection or Video Content Analysis softwares.
Although thermal imaging cameras are a bit more expensive than CCTV cameras at initial purchase, they are often not only the best, but also the most cost effective solution.
Fixed Thermal Security Cameras - F - Series (Analogue & IP)
Flir F-Series Cameras
Fixed Thermal Security Cameras - F - Series (Analogue & IP) Flir F-Series Cameras
F-Series thermal security cameras let you see intruders and other threats to your facility clearly in total darkness and in bad weather. Fully enabled for control and operation over digital and analog networks, F-Series thermal imaging cameras are available in 160 × 120, 320 × 240, and high-resolution 640 × 480 formats, providing up to sixteen times the image clarity and longer threat detection range performance than lower resolution cameras.
The user can choose for a version equipped with an uncooled Vanadium Oxide (VOx) microbolometer producing crisp images of 640 x 480 pixels. Users that do not need this image quality can choose for a 320 x 240 pixels version. Models with a 160 x 120 pixels detector are also available.
More pixels allow the user to see more detail and to detect more and smaller objects. Advanced internal camera software delivers a crisp image without the need for user adjustments. It provides high quality thermal imaging in any night- or daytime environmental conditions.
The F-Series provide high contrast imagery optimized to get the most out of video analytics software. Digital Detail Enhancement ensures clear, properly contrasted thermal images in all weather conditions.
Equipped with a 100 mm lens, the F-606 is designed for mid-range security and surveillance applications. The F-606 has a 6° field of view. With the F-606 you will be able to detect a man-sized target at a distance of over 2.4 km.
Equipped with an 'athermal lens', all F-Series are able to maintain focus no matter what the environmental temperature is. There is no need for user adjustments.
Fixed Thermal Security Cameras - SR Series (Analogue)
Flir SR-Series Cameras
Fixed Thermal Security Cameras - SR Series (Analogue) Flir SR-Series Cameras
PTZ Thermal Security Cameras (Analogue & IP)
PTZ Thermal Security Cameras (Analogue & IP) FLIR PT-Series
PTZ Ultra Long Range Thermal Security Camera
PTZ Ultra Long Range Thermal Security Camera Flir PT-602CZ
Multi-Sensor thermal security cameras in networked, outdoor dome enclosures
The D-Series outdoor dome enclosure provides precision pan/tilt control while providing fully programmable scan patterns, radar slew-to-cue, and slew-to-alarm functionality. Fully enabled for control and operation over IP and serial networks, D-Series systems deploy a 640 x 480 or 320 × 240 pixel thermal imager along with a day/night 36× zoom color CCD camera. FLIR’s D-Series thermal multi-sensor security dome cameras are the perfect replacement for day/night dome cameras, providing clear 24/7 imaging capability in an attractive, discrete dome-style enclosure.
FLIR A310f /A310pt
Thermal imaging cameras able to measure temperatures. Monitor critical equipment and protect your perimeter with the same camera
FLIR A-Series can be installed almost anywhere to monitor your critical equipment and other valuable assets. They will safeguard your plant and measure temperature differences to assess the criticality of the situation. This allows you to see problems before they become costly failures, preventing downtime and enhancing worker safety. They can also be used for Security & Surveillance.
Although most of the thermal imaging cameras that are being used in a Security & Surveillance environment do not need to measure temperatures there are some cases in which the ability to measure temperature offers advantages. Definitely when Security & Surveillance needs to be combined with temperature monitoring of critical installations.
A typical example is substation monitoring. With a thermal imaging camera that is able to measure temperatures you can monitor transformers and other substation equipment during daytime. At night, the same thermal imaging camera can be used for perimeter security.
Other examples include waste bunker or coal pile monitoring and any other application where fire prevention needs to be combined with security and surveillance.
Get the best image detail and optimal intrusion detection in challenging imaging environments with FLIR FC-Series thermal network security cameras. FC-Series cameras now feature on-board video analytics to create a powerful, standalone edge intrusion detection device. Capable of classifying human or vehicle intrusions, FC-Series cameras provide reliable detection and flexible alarming options by email, edge image storage, digital outputs or VMS.
The new FLIR FC-Series R camera boasts on-board, non-contact temperature measurement capabilities for fire detection, safety, and thermal monitoring of equipment.
Highlights of FC-Series Thermal Cameras
- On-board video analytics with ability to classify human or vehicle intrusions
- Calibrated temperature measurement for fire detection, safety, and thermal monitoring of equipment (FC-Series R camera only)
- Multiple alarming notification options, including email, edge image storage, digital outputs or VMS alarms
- Ideal for use with third-party analytics, including those provided by FLIR’s partners around the world
- Camera configuration via web, mobile apps or FLIR Sensors Manager (FSM)
- Simultaneous IP and analog video outputs
Introducing FLIR TCX™
Thermal Bullet & Mini Bullet Cameras
Thermal Bullet & Mini Bullet Cameras
FLIR leads the pack in thermal security technology with the new TCX Bullet and Mini Bullet — innovating the first class of cameras to combine 24/7 high-contrast thermal video and high-performance built-in video motion detection (VMD) with a level of affordability that the industry has never seen. FLIR thermal cameras give you the advantage to see clearly in complete darkness without any illumination, in bright sunlight, through smoke, dust or even light fog. Delivering intrusion detection, video alarm verification, lighting control, people counting, retail traffic flow and queue management, TCX enables a whole new range of applications for thermal imaging in one affordable device.
Eliminate False Alarms
More reliable than visible cameras, high-contrast thermal imaging results in a dramatic reduction in false alarms
- Not affected by changes in lighting, low-contrast scenes or inclement weather
- No illumination is required
- Outperforms comparably priced visual cameras at night and in challenging lighting conditions
Easy Integration in All Environments
With the flexibility to integrate anywhere you need it, you can even employ the TCX in cold climates
- Plug and play with FLIR mobile apps, FLIR network or MPX recorders
- Tri-mode connection: IP, MPX (HDCVI) and analog video outputs
- PoE Class 3 & 12 VDC, Indoor/outdoor IP66, temp range -40°C - 50°C (Anti-Ice)
Detection and Verification in One Device
The TCX Thermal Bullet Cameras provide affordable intrusion detection and accurate video alarm verification in one device
- Detection with built-in VMD or third-party analytics
- Clear video 24/7 for video alarm verification