Thermal network cameras outperform a visual camera in dark scenes and are a great tool for detecting people and objects in 24/7 surveillance, from pitch dark areas to a sunlit parking lot.
Thermal network cameras create images based on the heat that always radiates from any object, vehicle or person.
A thermal camera is less sensitive to problems with light conditions, such as shadows, backlight, darkness and even camouflaged objects; and delivers images that allow operators to detect and act on suspicious activity – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A thermal binocular can give a tactical team a number of advantages, all of which will improve officer safety. Let’s take a look at the advantages of using a thermal binocular in tactical situations.
Night vision goggles require some amount of ambient light to function. If there is no ambient light, then special illuminators must be used. This can be a hindrance in no-light situations. For example, when a tactical team must operate in a basement or a manufacturing facility without windows, controlling the lights can be difficult. By using a thermal binocular to monitor or scan an area, the tactical team can look for the suspect’s heat source without giving him the ability to see or target the team members.
The thermal binocular is totally passive, meaning it doesn’t send out any signal that it is in use and points no type of light or energy toward its target. The suspect has no idea that the imager is monitoring him. This gives the officer the advantage of knowing where the suspect is and what he is doing, without alerting the suspect that he is being watched. The balance tips in the team’s favor. Clearly, a thermal binocular offers many advantages that are not possible with NVG.
All of these thermal binocular benefits can give a tactical team a greater advantage especially in environments that are smoky or hazy, where eyesight is impaired.
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The Thermal Imaging Camera is designed for the law enforcement officer and is especially well-suited to Homeland Security taskings. The Thermal Night Vision is a lightweight, highly-portable thermal camera system that provides mission-critical information to maximize the effectiveness of the operators on the ground. It utilizes a 320×240 resolution Vanadium Oxide Microbolometer for excellent thermal imagery and high-detail. The Thermal Night Vision gives the user see-through capability for inclement weather and other environmental conditions such as smoke, dust, and light fog. The operator can see through dense foliage as well.
The Thermal Night Vision is especially well-suited to patrol applications. It comes standard with 4x AA rechargeable batteries. Utilizing the included Hot Show Charging Adapter and Car Adapter, the unit can be plugged into a patrol cruiser for constant charging whenever the vehicle is running. This is especially convenient because it allows the HS-307 to always be ready for use. The unit is lightweight and has very easy to navigate controls, allowing it to easily be used by novices.
The Command version comes standard with image and video capture capability. Stored on a removable, on-board SD card, the images are easily downloaded to a computer via a card reader or USB cable. Images and video are high quality with time/date stamps for records..
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