New features extend the application of thermal imagers


Smart thermal imagers are rapidly gaining popularity as solutions for detecting intruders, both for small objects (perimeter protection) and for protecting large objects in the energy, oil and gas, chemical industries and transport infrastructure. Together with video analytics tools, IP thermal cameras allow you to accurately detect intruders and receive instant notifications about events.


Quick response


Traditionally, a number of technologies have been used for perimeter protection, including infrared, microwave, Doppler sensors and radars. However, smart thermal cameras that work in conjunction with video analytics tools are vastly superior or complementary to these solutions. The main advantage is the speed of response and range of detection, which is so important when catching an intruder. Only a video surveillance system allows you to get enough data about “what happened and where”, without the need for additional verification systems. The best way to ensure a quick response is to understand the scale, location and nature of the event.


Reducing the frequency of false alarms


Another advantage of thermal imaging systems is their accuracy. If an intruder is detected, alarms must be reliable and allow effective action to be taken. Erroneous system alarms undermine the credibility of security tools. It is because of this that thermal imagers show excellent results in almost any conditions and at any time of the day.
Thermal imaging cameras, although they have a reputation for "night vision cameras", but modern ip-thermal cameras with smart analytics "on board" also show excellent results when used in daytime conditions.

Currently, advances in the sensitivity of thermal imagers, together with improved video processing by on-board processors, allow thermal imaging cameras to detect objects with high accuracy in bright daylight, fog, rain and other weather conditions. These innovations have expanded the scope of thermal imagers and deprived them of the status of exclusively "night vision cameras" for the defense sector. And the development of technologies and a decrease in the cost of thermal bolometers led to the arrival of this type of equipment in protection systems for the corporate sector, large and medium-sized businesses.


Smart-detection and aanalytics


Smart thermal cameras are also great for systems that require rapid and automatic threat detection and assessment. Modern smart thermal imagers for security systems with built-in analytics "on a chip" (on board) can significantly automate security systems and reduce the risks of the human factor.

For example, today these systems allow to automatically monitor the temperature at several points and send alarm notifications if the temperature at any of the points goes out of the specified range. At the same time, controllable smart thermal imagers with PTZ allow you to set such temperature monitoring points for many PTZ presets, which allows one such camera to monitor the temperature at many preset points, 360 °. 


Also, built-in algorithms allow detecting fire and smoke for many hundreds of meters and even kilometers, which makes it possible to prevent fires and fires over a large area.

Well, the analytics standard already for video surveillance systems, the detection and classification of people and vehicles, multiplied by the thermal spectrum, allows you to detect an intrusion and classify intruders at a distance of several kilometers/



Long Range Multisensor Thermal Imaging Systems


Multisensor systems with built-in thermal imaging cameras are ideal for detecting, identifying and classifying people, vehicles or animals, since they monitor the temperature of objects in the field of view, even in absolute darkness, and can detect intrusion into the protected area tens of kilometers away, which is not possible with conventional cameras/


Smart multisensor thermal imaging platforms are also great for systems that require threat detection and assessment. Multisensor thermal imaging platforms are able to automatically control the PTZ platform for 360 ° rotation and motorized optics for the approach, providing the most detailed view of the scene for quick risk assessment and prompt response. The introduction into the perimeter protection system of one such complex with a good thermal imaging matrix with HD resolution (1280 x 1024 pixels) and a powerful optical system makes it possible to control an area with a radius of 20 kilometers or more/



hese multisensor systems, as a rule, also have one or more optical modules with powerful motorized optics, which makes it possible to clearly identify and classify intruders during the daytime, not only in the thermal, but also in the visible spectrum, which allows for double verification of intruders. The principle of modularity in the construction of such systems allows you to create truly powerful multifunctional platforms. Which allow not only to identify and "accompany" the intruder tens of kilometers before the invasion zone at any time of the day and in any weather conditions, but also to monitor the state of the environment, radiation, automatically control floodlight systems in the visible and infrared spectrum, automatically activate directional systems sound notification of intrusion, create visible and thermal panoramas of protected areas and integrate radar systems into them.


Thermal imagers have always been one of the best solutions for perimeter security. However, thermal imaging cameras are now increasingly being integrated into other solutions, such as radar systems, to improve reliability, long-range detection and alarm confirmation at airports and other large facilities. With new technologies and the benefits of thermal imaging systems, users are beginning to understand the benefits of using thermal imaging technologies outside of their traditional use.