What Is This Strange Street Camera?

A member shared this with me.

Anyone have any idea what this is?

Update - Hernan solved it: Flir Thermicam

I think its for signal traffic light changover. not for security i think.

Hey! I think Hernan nailed it! Great job sir.



For traffic control, FLIR bought a specilized company. And add their techonology in this field.


The world’s first integrated thermal traffic sensor

ThermiCam is an integrated thermal camera and detector for vehicle and bike presence detection and counting at signalized intersections. ThermiCam detects vehicles and bicycles at and nearby  the stop bar. The intelligent ThermiCam sensor will transmit its detection information over contact closures or over IP to the traffic light controller and will thus allow a more dynamic control of traffic lights. This dynamic control will result in:

  • Reduced vehicle idling time
  • Improved traffic flow
  • Reduced vehicle emissions
  • Improved safety and mobility for bicyclists
It's for pedestrian detection in sidewalks and crosswalks.

Same technical concept, but for fish detection in creeks and streams. No PoE version, however. bobber

Could it be used by Google for their map?

Congrats on identifying it so quickly. This is the first thing I thought of.

Thermal Traffic Sensor,

majer use for Intersection control, Vehicle and bicycle Counting & Inverse direction detection

princeple of work as does not need light to operate, but uses the thermal energy emitted from vehicles and bicyclists

it is from FLIR and must have a ITS platform.

Video vehicle motion detector traffic control.