FLIR Saros Visible / Thermal Analytic Camera Tested

By: Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Jun 26, 2019

FLIR's Saros claims "accurate, actionable alerts" with a combination of 1080p visible and dual thermal sensors along with IR and white light illuminators.

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We bought and tested the FLIR Saros DH-390 in real world scenes to see how accurate it really is, examining:

  • How susceptible was Saros to false alerts from foliage, animals, lights, rain, and other sources?
  • How accurate was human and vehicle and classification?
  • What setup and configuration are required?
  • How do bitrates compare to typical domes?
  • How does Saros's size and form factor compare to other cameras?
  • What visible and thermal imaging modes does the camera offer?
  • How does FLIR's visible/thermal image enhancement work?

****'* *********** "********, ********** ******" with * *********** ** 1080p ******* *** **** thermal ******* ***** **** IR *** ***** ***** illuminators.

free image - Flir Saros Tested

** ****** *** ****** the**** ***** **-***** **** ***** ****** to *** *** ******** it ****** **, *********:

  • *** *********** *** ***** to ***** ****** **** foliage, *******, ******, ****, and ***** *******?
  • *** ******** *** ***** and ******* *** **************?
  • **** ***** *** ************* are ********?
  • *** ** ******** ******* to ******* *****?
  • *** **** *****'* **** and **** ****** ******* to ***** *******?
  • **** ******* *** ******* imaging ***** **** *** camera *****?
  • *** **** ****'* *******/******* image *********** ****?

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*******

***** ** *** ***** of *******, ****'* ***** offered ****** ******** ***********, with ******** *********:

  • *** ***** ******:***** *** *** ***** on **** ****** ******** sources, **** ** ******* brush, *******, *******, ******, or ****, *** ****** in ***** ********* ******.
  • ******** ******** **************:** *** *** * few *****, ***** ********* classified ******* ** ***** or ******, **** misclassified ******* ** *** tests.
  • ** ********** ***, *****, or ****:*** ** *** *** of ******* ******* *** analytics, ***** ********* *********** was *********** *** **** day, *****, *** ****** heavy ****.
  • ****** ***** ********:******** ***** *********** **** requires ******* * **** and ********* ********* ** humans, ********, ** *** objects. *** ****** ************* adjusts ****** **** *** aspect ***** ********.

*******, ***** *** **** key ********* ** ****** of:

  • ***** ****** ***** ******:***** ******* **** ** deer ********* ******** ***** alerts ** *** *****, classified ** ********. **** occurred **** **** ****** our *******, ***** *** camera ******* *****, ****, and ******* *******.
  • ********** ******************:****** *** *****, ***** occasionally ************* ****** ** vehicles. **** ******** ********** of ********, ********, ** conditions.
  • ******** ******* *******:** *** *****, ***** often ****** ******** ***** subjects **** * ****** object *** *********** **** as * *******. **** generally ********* * *********** issue, *** ***** ******** after ****** ***********.
  • ****** ******** **** *******:**** *** *** ***** bitrates ** *** ***** visible ****** *** ****** than ******* *** ** the ******'* **** ** smart ******. ************, *** thermal ****** ***** ******* ~1 **/* ** *** tests.

*******

*** **** ***** **-*** sells *** ~$*,*** *** online. ******** ** ******* IR ****, ***-******* ******** cameras **** **********'* **($***-*** *** *****) *********** **********(~$*** *** *****), **** is **** **** ***** the *****.

Physical ********

*** ***** ** *** Saros ****** ******** ******** imagers (*** ******* *** two *******) *** ************ (both ** *** ***** light).

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*** ***** **** ** similar ** * ***** turret/eyeball ******, **** *** lenses ******* ** * spherical ******* ***** ** moved *** ******* *** aiming. ** **** ** the ************ ** *** Saros ** **** *****:

Size **********

***** ** ****** **** typical ******* **** ******, shown *****:

Larger Than Typical Outdoor Domes And Turrets

Analytic *************

***** ******** ************* ** simple *** **** *** require *** ****** ***** other **** ******* * region ** ******** *** selecting *****, *******, ** all ****** *********.

***** ******** ********* ***** analysis ** ********* ******* and ******* ****** **** and ****** *****, *** does *** ***** ***** scene *********** (*.*, ***** of ********** ****** ** other ******** ******).

False ***** *********

***** ******** **** ***** alarms **** *** ****** of *** ***** ** testing, ******** ****** ****** by ******* ***** ******* many ***** *********.

*** *******, ***** ******* in *** ***** ** view, **** ** *** rabbit *****, ****** ** alarms ** *** *****. Note **** ******* ****** are **** *** ***** examples ** ***** ****** were **** *** *** objects ********* ** ***.

No-Alerts-On-Small-Animals

***** *** *** ******* on ******* ***** ** foliage ** *** ** our *****, ****** ** was **** ***** ** multiple ****.

No-Alerts-On-Blowing-Foliage_Branches

************, **** *** *** trigger *** ***** ******, despite ******* ******* *********** of ****** *******, ***** below. ******** **** ******** properly ******* ******** **********.

No-Alerts-On-Rain-_-Subjects-Detected-Accurately

Detection ******** ******* *** *** *****

***** ******** ***** ******** at ~***' ****** * 90° ***, *** *** night, **** ******** *** approaching *** ******.

**** ******** ******* ** ~8 *** ** *** 1080p ******* ******, ****** note **** ********* ** performed ** *** ********** thermal ******* (*******), *** visible.

120' Detection Distance (90° AoV)

Humans ********** ** *******

*** ***** **** ********** humans ** ******** ************ in *** *****, ***** below. **** ******** **** frequently ***** ** ****** calibration ***** ***, ****** occurred ***** ** **+ days.

Human Detected As Vehicle

Merging ******** ******

******* ***** ** *** tests, *** ***** ****** merged ******** ****** ******* closely ******** **** *** object, ************** ** ** a *******, **** ** the *** ****** ******* below. **** ******** ********** of ******** ** **********.

Multiple-Humans-Seen-As-Vehicle

* ***** ** ******** was **** ****** **** one *** ********** ** a *******.

Multiple Humans Merged Seen As Vehicle

False ********* ** ***** *******

*** ** *** **** false ****** ** *** tests *** * ***** deer ** ** ******** field ******** ** * vehicle, ***** *****. **** occurred **** ****, **** the ****** ******** ****** on ***** ******* ** similar ****.

Deer-Detected-As-Vehicle

Alarms ** ****** *********

*******, *** ***** ****** was ********* ** ********* during *** *****, **** wind ***** ************ ******* enough ******** ** **** stationary ******* ****** ** be ******. ** *** example *****, *** *** roof ** * ***** is ******** ** * vehicle ** *** ****** as ** ***** *** to * **** ** wind.

False-Alert-Due-To-Camera-Vibration

**** **** ***** ****** were *** ******** ***** camera *********** *** ********* and **** ******** ** very ***** **********. ************, the ****** **** ** smaller ******** (*.*") **** typical ***** **** *** surveillance (*-*"+). *******, **** is *** **** ****** used ** **** ***** of ***** *********, ***** did *** ****** **** these ******.

VMS ***********

*** ***** ****** ***** to *** ***** ****** using ***** ******* *, with **** ******* *** thermal ******* ********* ** all ***** ****** *******, which ********* **** *** visible ******.

****** **** **** ** Avigilon, *****, *******, *** Milestone ** ****** ***, with ** ***** *********** required. ******* ***** *** not ******* ****** **** events.

VMS Integration2

Thermal / "*******" ********* *****

** *******, *** ****** channel ** *** ***** camera ** *** ******* stream *****, ******** ** 960x360 **********.

Default Thermal Stream

*******, **** **** ****** two "*******" ********* ***** which **** **** *** thermal *** ******* ****** together, ****** ** * over/under ***** ****** ***** crops *** ***** ** the ******* ****** ** match *** ******* ***:

Unified Split Screen Stream

** ** * ****** option ******* **** * thermal *********, *** *** full **** *****, ***** the **** ******* ******:

Unified Thermal Thumbnail Stream

***** ******* *** ** useful ** ****** ***** in *******, ** **** occupy **** *** ******* tile ******* ** *** when ******* ******* *** visible **********.

MPX ******* ***** ***********

***** ******** ****'* "***" image *********** *******, ***** combines ******* *** ******* images ** ******* **** detailed ******* *******. **** feature ** ****** ****** on ** *** ** the *** ********* *** affects **** *** ******* stream.

MPX-Thermal-Image-Enhancement

** *** *****, ** saw ** ****** ***** this *******. **** ******** that ***** ******* ** fast ****** *** *** some ******** ** *** image ** *** ******* and ******* ******* *** not ** ********* ******* or ************ ********** ****** latency, *** ** *** not *** ***** ****** during *******.

*********

***** ******** ***-***** ***** H.264 ********* ****. ******** were ********** **** ******** to ******* ******, ******** in ****** **** ******** activity (******** *** ******** moving *******).

******* ******* **** **** smaller **** *******, ***** half *** **** ****** the *** *** ****** 1/4 *** **** ** night **** ******* ********* increases *** ** ******* noise.

Bitrate Comparison2

Potential ****** ************

** *** *** ** testing, *** ***** ****** fell **** *** ***** while **********. ***** ************ the ****** ** *** office, ** ******* *** thermal ******* *** ****** misaligned. ***** ******* ** FLIR, ** ****** *** camera ** **-***** ****.

*** ****** ******* ******* are **** ** *** camera's *** ***** * snap-in ******** ***** *** easy ** ********. *******, the ******* **** ****** moved *** ** ********* once ******* **. ****** handling *** *** ***** any ****** ************, ****** installers ****** ****** ** any ****** ******** ** the ******.

**** **** *** ******** in **** **** **** taken ***** ** **** re-alignment, ** ** *** not * ****** ** test ***********.

Vs. ******** ** ****-******** *********

*** **** ********* ** Avigilon ******** ******* **. Saros ***:

  • ****** ***** ***** ***********: Saros ******** **** **** issues *** **** **********'* ** ****-******** ******** cameras, ********* ************* ****** and ********, ** **** as ***** ****** ** large *******.
  • ***** *****:********'* ** ***** **** for ~$***-*** *** ***** models, **** ***** **** Saros' ~$*,*** *****, ***** may ****** ********** **** for ****.

*** **** ********* ** Saros **. ******** ***:

  • ****** ********* ********* (lux):*****' ********* ******** *** similar ** ******** ****** the *** ****** * similar *** (~**°). *******, Avigilon's ******* ******' ********* distance *********** ********* ** night (as **** ** **-**%. By ********, *****' ********* distance *** ******* ** all ********** ******, ***, night, *** ** ***** rain.
  • ******* ***********:************, ***** ********* ********* with **** *** ********* via *****, ***** ****** side *** ****** *** detection. ** ********, ********'* analytics *** *********** ********** only ** ***** *** VMS *********, *******, **** have****** ***** ********* ** others ***** ***** ******* T, ** **** *** change ** **** ***** implement *** *******.

Country ** ******

*** ***** ****** *** its ********* *** *** marked **** ******* ** origin, *** **** **** that ********** ** ** their ******* *******.

Test **********

*** ***** ****** *** tested ***** *** ********* firmware, *** ****** ******** by **** ** *** time ** *******:

  • **** *****:**.*.*.*

Comments (8)

**** *** *******:

* ***** **** ** clarify *** *********** ***** specifically **** *******.  **** 5.8, **** *** ******* and *** ******* ****** are ********* ***** **** events.  **** *.* ***** is * ******* ****** Compatibility ****.  ******* * ***** mark ** **** *** will ***** **** ******* ** automatically *** ** ******** Center.

** **** **** * custom **** ** **** is ********* **** ****** for **** ******** ************* of *** ****** *** also ******* ** ******* for ******* *** ******* scenes ** ** ********** Security ****** ****.  ********* the **** ** ******** 5.7 **** * *.* plug ** ******* *******.

** *** **** *** questions **** **** ** ask ** *** ****.

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**** ******** ***********

** ***** ******** ****** can *** ******* - *** the ***** ********* ** night *** **** ** the *** **** ** visible ***** *** **** is ***** * **** narrow ****** ** ****** that ***** ****** *** human ********* ********.

****,

***** *** ***** ** no ******* *** **** configuration.  ** *** ** the *******, * *** not ******* *** *******, the **** **** ***.

*** ********* ** *** same ** **** ***** vs ********...*** ********* ** done ** *** ******* sensors *******.  *** ********* is *** ***** **** on *** ******* ********.

**

*** **** *** ********* lock *** ******* **** install ** ******* ** from ****** ** ***** tampered ****?

*** ***,

***** *** *** ****** on *** ******* ** lock *** "*******" ** place.  *** ******* ****** also *** * ****** mechanism ****** ** *** Saros ****** **** "*****" the ******* ** *****.

**

****** *** *** ****** Jason. ****’* *****. 

*** ********* **-*******-*/*/** *******? maybe *** ***..

** ******** ** **** plans ** **** **. It’s **** **** ****** into ***** *** ** are ******** *** ***. 

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