Thermal imaging cameras are gaining more interest with the “new normal” put into effect by the coronavirus. However, they are not a new technology. Thermal cameras, also called infrared cameras, have played an important role in surveillance for quite some time because they allow you to see what you can’t with a standard surveillance camera. There are multiple applications for thermal cameras but we decided to explore the top four.
Thermal cameras provide better people detection than your typical surveillance camera because they can detect differences in temperature. They can provide detailed images in low visibility situations because they can distinguish between minimal thermal differences in objects and their background. That means these cameras can still distinguish individuals in low light, bright light, and other weather situations like heavy rain. Using a thermal imaging camera with your regular surveillance system will give you an added layer of visibility.
Fires can breakout quickly and without any notice, destroying your property in minutes and putting your personnel at risk. Thermal cameras can identify an abnormal rise in temperature and send an immediate alert. Early warnings allow for responders to evaluate the situation and act quickly before it’s out of their control. Since thermal cameras are sensitive to temperature, they can provide better fire detection accuracy than your normal surveillance camera. This application is extremely beneficial in large facilities and warehouses that use heavy equipment or have other potential hot spots. A thermal camera could be the difference in losing a few goods or your entire business due to a fire.
Thermal cameras can monitor a larger perimeter than standard surveillance cameras due to heat detection. Increased vision helps you identify potential outside threats before they can make their way inside your business. Your thermal camera will send you an alert if it notices an abnormal rise in the heat along your perimeter. You can then assess the situation to determine if a potential intruder is about to commit a crime on your property and take action.
Thermal imaging cameras are currently gaining popularity for their ability to monitor human temperatures. With businesses having to adhere to new rules and regulations because of the coronavirus it is extremely important to screen everyone that comes through your facility. Thermal imaging cameras help you monitor for elevated temperatures quickly and safely. The camera can screen multiple people at a time, distinguish between false positives like a warm beverage, and send you an immediate alert when there is an above-normal temperature. It can do all of this from 9.8 feet away allowing for no-contact, non-invasive temperature screening.
Please note that thermal temperature monitoring solutions are not medical devices and are not designed or intended for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of COVID-19, or any other disease or condition. They are a screening tool that businesses and households can use to identify individuals with elevated skin temperature. To learn more about using thermal cameras for temperature screening, download our free ebook.
Whether you need better perimeter security or a more efficient way to monitor your employee’s temperatures, Thermal imaging cameras can provide you with the solution.