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Thermal imaging

What is Thermal imaging

It is a method of improving visibility of objects in the dark or near-absolute darkness by detecting the objects' infrared radiation, thus creating an image based on that information. Generally, thermal imaging, near-infrared illumination, low-light imaging are the three night vision technologies used. However, thermal imaging works in environments without any ambient light and can penetrate smoke, fog and haze.

Thermal Imaging Devices

Most thermal-imaging devices scan at a rate of 30 times per second. They can sense temperatures ranging from -4 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 degrees Celsius) to 3,600 F (2,000 C), and can normally detect changes in temperature of about 0.4 F (0.2 C).

Two common types of thermal-imaging devices:

Un-cooled - This is the most common type of thermal-imaging device. The infrared-detector elements are contained in a unit that operates at room temperature. This type of system is completely quiet, activates immediately and has the battery built right in.

Cryogenically cooled - More expensive and more susceptible to damage from rugged use, these systems have the elements sealed inside a container that cools them to below 32 F (zero C). The advantage of such a system is the incredible resolution and sensitivity that result from cooling the elements. Cryogenically-cooled systems can "see" a difference as small as 0.2 F (0.1 C) from more than 1,000 ft (300 m) away, which is enough to tell if a person is holding a gun at that distance.

Functions and applications of thermal imaging – a night vision technology

The military uses night vision to locate enemy targets at night, as well as for navigation, surveillance and targeting. Thermal-imaging and image-enhancement technologies are used by the police and security for surveillance. Hunters and nature enthusiasts use NVDs to maneuver through the woods at night.

Applications:

  • Military
  • Law enforcement
  • Hunting
  • Wildlife observation
  • Surveillance
  • Security
  • Navigation
  • Hidden-object detection
  • Entertainment
Thermal imaging - Products
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Thermal imaging - Applications
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FLIR SR-334 thermal imaging cameras installed at Fossil’s European headquarters in GermanyFLIR SR-334 thermal imaging cameras installed at Fossil’s European headquarters in Germany
The extremely detailed high contrast thermal images allow easy and reliable intruder detection FLIR...
FLIR SR-313 and SR-324 thermal cameras help secure entire perimeter of Industriepark Höchst, near FrankfurtFLIR SR-313 and SR-324 thermal cameras help secure entire perimeter of Industriepark Höchst, near Frankfurt
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Thermal imaging - News
TKH Security Solutions Introduces TunnelCam Ultimo Camera To Ensure Tunnel Security
April 20, 2017: With TunnelCam Ultimo, it is possible to interchange optical and thermal views simultaneously over a single IP address TKH Security Solutions, a provider of full-service surveillance solutions, has introduced its latest...
MOBOTIX Launches New Mx6 6MP Camera Line Compatible With H.264/ONVIF Industry Standard
April 11, 2017: Mx6 cameras simultaneously delivers video data in three different formats: MxPEG, MJPEG and H.264 MOBOTIX is starting series production of their new Mx6 6MP camera line with the outdoor dual cameras M16, D16,...
Dahua Technology showcases innovative video surveillance products at major events
April 6, 2017: Dahua will continue to participate in global well-known security exhibitions to reach customers in different geographies Dahua Technology, a supplier of video surveillance products headquartered in Hangzhou,...
New Security Technologies Driving Excitement On Busy ISC West Day One
April 6, 2017: ISC West in Las Vegas kicked off Wednesday with an expanding focus on new technologies and new applications, including some that go beyond any narrow definition of “the security industry.” ...
Siqura Security Vision Products To Be Rebranded TKH Security Solutions
April 5, 2017: TKH Security Solutions is a cluster of five highly specialized security companies As of the first of April, 2017, all security vision products from Siqura will be branded TKH Security Solutions. This change comes as a direct...
Hikvision To Showcase Specialist Security Solutions At Security And Counter Terror Expo 2017
April 3, 2017: Hikvision will also be giving 10 lucky visitors to their stand the opportunity to win an EZVIZ S1 Sports Camera Hikvision UK & Ireland will be showcasing a host of their specialist solutions at the Security and...
ISC West 2017: Bosch Highlights Intelligence, Integration, And Increased Revenue For Customers
March 30, 2017: Bosch IP cameras and control panels are compatible with solutions from a range of industry partners At ISC West 2017, Bosch Security Systems will introduce new intelligent devices, demonstrate the power of integrated...
Zaun Group Deploys SharpView Solution To Protect London’s Water Supply
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Opgal Launches Opgal Eye-Q That Sets New Standards For Thermal Image Quality
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VIDEOTEC Introduces ISO 14001 Environment Management System Standard
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