South Africa‘s Garden Route is world famous as a popular and scenic stretch of the southern coast. It includes towns such as Mossel Bay, George, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay and Nature‘s Valley. The area is renowned for its magnificent mountains, indigenous forests, lakes, lagoons and rivers. It is along the Garden Route, in Heroldsbay that the spectacular Oubaai Golf Resort is situated.
Throughout history criminals have used the cover of night to commit crimes like burglary undetected. Today most acts of burglary still take place at night. To aid in detection of suspects the Dutch police department of Zaanstreek-Waterland deploys a new tool: thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems. "It really is a great tool for nighttime crime fighting", explains Vincent Bodifee, project leader traffic crime of the Zaanstreek-Waterland police department. "These thermal imaging cameras help us to see when our own eyesight is insufficient.
Security means making sure that no threat goes undetected 24/7. Contrary to other technologies, thermal imaging cameras need no light whatsoever to produce a crisp image. They can see in total darkness, through dust, fog and smoke, in practically all weather conditions.
A new standard: 640 x 480 pixels
In order to make sure you are not missing a threat, you need the best possible image quality: 640 x 480 pixels. Therefore FLIR Systems has drastically expanded its product range of 640 x 480 pixels thermal imaging cameras.
Thermal imaging cameras are used for a wide variety of applications. Thanks to their ability to measure temperatures in a non-contact mode, they can also easily be used for fire prevention. Any industry which has some type of storage area where goods or material are stored is susceptible to self combustion of material. Typical examples of this are storage of splint wood, batteries, waste recycling materials and coal. All these applications have in common that there is a fundamental need to detect hot spots and prevent them from turning into a fire.
Flir Systems announced that its ICx Technologies subsidiary has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) valued at up to $101.9 million, for the procurement of Mobile Surveillance Capabilities systems.
Flir's H-Series are handheld shock-resistant thermal imaging cameras. They produce a crisp image even in dark nights. Thanks to the H-Series, security professionals and law enforcement officers can see suspects in total darkness, through light fog and smoke, and light foliage.
Over the last few years, environmental awareness has increased drastically. Instead of relying only on fossil or nuclear energy for generating electricity, renewable energies have come into play. Power is generated from natural resources such as wind, water, tides, geothermal heat and solar energy. One of the main solar plants in Spain is the Abertura Solar Park. It represents an investment of over 225 Million Euro and FLIR Systems have provided a total surveillance solution consisting of thermal imaging cameras, network video storage and video analytics.
The new FLIR Systems SR-304 is an addition to the highly successful SR-Series thermal imaging cameras. The SR-304 is an expansion of the existing product line into narrower field of view cameras with longer range performance. The SR-304 has a narrow 4° field of view. The SR-304 is using the most advanced thermal imaging technology available on the market today. It incorporates an uncooled Vanadium Oxide microbolometer detector producing crisp 320 x 240 pixels thermal images.
Today, the challenge to CCTV professionals is to make sure that video footage is effective on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year. Securing an area during the daytime is one thing. But what happens during the night? And in weather conditions such as fog, rain and snow? What can be detected if CCTV cameras are blinded by the sun?
Flir: Sensors Manager for the management of thermal imaging cameras. Flir Sensors Manager offers powerful and efficient management capabilities for any security installation with the company’s thermal imaging cameras.
The software allows to automatically locate cameras in the network and to easily control them.
The commercial “Out of the Box” software is available in two different versions: Basic and Pro.