Unlike “night vision” devices that require a low level of light, our handheld thermal imagers “see the unseeable” and can make all the difference both in routine operations and in critical tactical situations, which often require fast and informed life-or-death decisions by law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, or other first responders.
Thermal imaging detects small differences in temperature, providing a detailed picture in total darkness or visability is limited. It is used in unmanned military aircraft, and BMW and Cadillac use it to improve night driving. Our pan-and-tilt systems can be mounted on cars, boats, and other vehicles to help apprehend suspects on the run, aid in search-and-rescue, and see drug deals going down.
Cameras dependent on visible light are useless at night or in poor visibility without supplemental illumination from lights, LEDs, or lasers. Thermal security cameras are the first choice for port security, long range detection, critical infrastructure (nuclear plants, airports, etc.), perimeters too large to illuminate, and installations where lighting is unwelcome.
Thermal weapon sights can see clearly in complete darkness and through smoke, dust, fog and even daytime foliage. Thermal sights provide an undeniable tactical advantage in limited visibility for target acquisition, reconnaissance, and