FLIR H-Series Monocular

Price: $5,399.00 — $6,399.00

FLIR’s H-Series handheld thermal imaging monocular cameras let law enforcement officers see clearly in total darkness, providing an undeniable tactical advantage. Using the same technology as airborne law enforcement units, H-Series gives officers the information they need to make quick decisions, enhancing mission effectiveness, maximizing operational capabilities, and improving officer safety.

People can’t hide their heat, so H-Series lets officers:

  • See suspects in total darkness;
  • See through smoke, dust, and light fog;
  • See better through camouflage and foliage in any lighting conditions;
  • See more – and see farther – than with other low-light night vision goggles and cameras.

With a variety of lens options and onboard image storage and video capture capabilities, H-Series is a potent thermal imaging package for:

  • K-9 operations
  • Limited response calls
  • Daily patrol
  • Reconnaissance & surveillance ops

Using a 320 x 240 thermal imaging core, H-Series thermal imaging monocular provides four times the image clarity and detail of earlier systems, allowing officers to see more of their surroundings than any other night vision technology in the world. FLIR’s advanced image-processing algorithms produce, crisp, clear thermal video day and night, in good weather and bad.

Best of all, H-Series thermal imaging monocular is the first personal thermal imaging camera affordable enough to give every officer on the job the unsurpassed tactical advantages of full-resolution thermal imaging night vision.

Thermal Imaging Versus Flashlight Comparison

Flashlights only illuminate a small area, plus they give away your position. BHS-Series let you see clearly in total darkness while staying covert. Click for more images and videos.

Thermal Imaging Versus Night Vision Comparison

Image intensified night vision scopes can’t help you see things that are camouflaged or that have low visible contrast. BHS-Series cameras don’t saddle you with any of these limitations. Click for more images and videos.

H-Series Monocular Packages

Patrol model with viewer only:

The H-Series Patrol camera package contains all necessary features for covert, all weather, 24/7 thermal surveillance. Choose either the standard 24° lens or the long-range 7° version, depending on your mission requirements. An optional 2X optical extender is available for the 24° lens version. In addition to the H-Series thermal camera, the Patrol camera package includes:

  • Hot Shoe accessory: Provides convenient power input and video output.
  • Four rechargeable AA NiMH batteries: Provides more than 4 hours of camera operation on a single charge.
  • AC power adapter: Fully charges the batteries in under two hours.
  • Vehicle power adapter/charger: For field charging and battery management.
  • Neck lanyard: Safeguards your investment.
  • Field upgradeability: Upgrade to the Command model.
  • FLIR H-Series Operator’s Manual.

Command model with still frame and full video storage:

The H-Series Command package has additional features activated that let officers capture and store thermal images and video for use as evidence.

  • Still image capture: Allows officers to capture and store thermal images in JPEG format on a removable SD card with the touch of a button. A 1 GB SD card will hold up to 20,000 320 × 240 JPEG images.
  • Video storage: With the push of a button the H-Series can record live thermal video in MPEG-4 format to the SD card.
  • Real-time clock: Encodes the date and time on captured still images and video.

H-Series Monocular Accessories

  • Tactical Carrying Pouch:
    Rugged bag for transport and field use (standard on Command model).
  • 2X Optical Extender (HS-324 model only):
    Generates a 12° x 9° field of view which extends the range performance. Field installable / removable.
  • Hard Shell Pelican Case (Black)
  • Lens Cover
  • Hot Shoe
  • Eye Cup
  • AC Charger (Power Cable)
  • USB Cable
  • Video Output Cable

H-Series Monocular Specifications

SYSTEM HS-X 320 HS-X 640
Model Patrol / Command
Ditector Resolution 320 x 240 640 x 480
Field of View 24° x 18° 7° x 5°
E-Zoom 2X
Start-up from Standby <2 seconds
Image Presentation
Image Optimization FLIR proprietary digital detail enhancement
Refresh Rate 30Hz — 9Hz exportable
External Video (via RCA jack) NTSC or PAL composite video
Polarity White hot, Black hot
Video/Still Image Storage,
SD/SDHC Card-enabled
(up to 16Gb)
Command models only
Weight (w/ battery) 1.45 lb 1.55 lb
Size (L x W x H) 9.36”x3.33”x2.62” 10.96”x3.33”x2.69”
Warranty 1-year Standard; 3/10-year with Registration
Battery Type 4 Rechargeable AA NiMH batteries (included)
Battery Life Operating 4-5 Hours Typical (100 + Hours)
Ratings IP-67
Operational Temp -4° – 140° (-20°-60°)
LENSES (Purchased separately)
Size Ht. – 2.2”
Dia – 3.1” Ø

Ht. – 3.3”
Dia – 3.1” Ø
Ht. – 4.6”
Dia – 3.1” Ø
Ht. – 2.2”
Dia – 3.1” Ø
Ht. – 2.2”
Dia – 3.1” Ø
Ht. – 2.2”
Dia – 3.1” Ø
FOV (320 x 240) 13° × 10° 7° × 5° 5° × 3° 18° × 13° 10° × 8° 6° × 4°
E-Zoom FOV (Resolution):
2X 6.5° × 5°
(160 x 120)
3.5° × 2.5°
(160 x 120)
2.5° × 1.5°
(160 x 120)
9° × 6.5°
(320 x 240)
5° × 4°
(320 x 240)
3° × 2°
(320 x 240)
4X N/A N/A N/A 4.25° × 3.25°
(160 × 120)
2.5° × 2°
(160 × 120)
1.5° × 1°
(160 × 120)
QD35, QD65 or QD100 Lens (as selected at purchase), Lens Cap, Lens Cover, Lens Cloth
Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m) ~850 yds ~1,400 yds ~1.2 mi ~1,200 yds ~1.1 mi ~1.5 mi
Detect Vehicle (4 m × 1.5 m) ~1.3 mi< ~2.4 mi ~3.2 mi ~1.5 mi ~2.9 mi ~3.7 mi
Actual range may vary depending on camera setup, focus adjustment (if available), environmental conditions (i.e., humidity, rain, snow, fog, etc.), user experience, and display method.
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