Thermal Imaging & Security Applications

Thermal imaging security provides an important, cost-effective solution for a wide variety of security and surveillance applications. Whether employed as the prime safeguard or as one element in a deep arsenal of protection and detection devices, thermal imaging security systems represent the most efficient way to protect a physical asset today.

When your mission is to protect a corporate facility, a public utility, an embassy or other government building, thermal imaging can help “cover your bases” with no glaring lights. Image enhancers or extra lighting are unnecessary, as with traditional surveillance methods. Even at night or in a difficult storm, when security concerns are at their highest and visual surveillance is limited, thermal cameras are able to see clearly.

Thermal imaging security systems are passive and non-intrusive — seeing without being seen. The cameras can see through pitch-black darkness, spot an intruder in most weather conditions, and see over long distances. Thermal imagers aren’t blinded by lights like traditional surveillance methods. With thermal imagers, no ambient light is necessary to see perfectly in the dark.

Thermal imaging security does all of this reliably, quietly, and without the expense or “light up the neighborhood” obtrusiveness of bright lights. Lighting, after all, isn’t terribly effective at highlighting intruders at a distance or hidden in brush. It also calls attention to your facility and its perimeter. Additional lighting usually indicates the direction in which your security guards or cameras are looking, and just as importantly, where you are not looking. Thermal imaging solves this problem, giving the advantage back to the security team, even in the darkness of night.

Thermal imaging is invisible to the intruder, allowing security personnel to monitor his actions without his knowledge. They have great range and can readily “see” people or vehicles at significant distances, as well as close up. Other image-based nighttime systems can’t begin to compete on this one factor alone.