FLIR Launches Saros

By: Sean Patton, Published on May 01, 2018

Has FLIR solved the video intrusion / remote monitoring problem or have they created an overkill, overly expensive device?

FLIR has launched Saros, an offering that has a long line of capabilities: dual thermal sensors, 4K video, 940nm IR LEDs, white light LEDs, video analytics, two-way audio, cloud connectivity and more.

In this note, we examine Saros functionality and claims, comparing it to Avigilon, Dahua and Hikvision.

*** **** ****** *** video ********* / ****** monitoring ******* ** **** they ******* ** ********, overly ********* ******?

**** *** ******** *****, ** ******** **** has * **** **** of ************: **** ******* sensors, ** *****, ***** IR ****, ***** ***** LEDs, ***** *********, ***-*** audio, ***** ************ *** more.

** **** ****, ** examine ***** ************* *** claims, ********* ** ** Avigilon, ***** *** *********.

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Saros ******* ********

*** ***** ****** * *********** *******/************ analytics ******, ******** ** a ******** *** ****** and/or *********** ******** ********* with ******* ********* ******** such ** ************ *****, substations, *** ***********, ******, etc.

**** *******, ** **** dual **** ****** (*** resolution - **** *** x *** ******) ******* (** ** ****** ** the $*** **** ******* camera), ***** *** ******** together ** **** * Field ** **** ** 90° ************. **** ** estimating ********* ** ** 50m / *** ****. Other *** ******** ********* from ****:

**** ***** *********** *****-**** mounting ******* *********, *** 180 ** ***-****** *******/******* coverage:

***** *** * ****/****** combination *******:

  • *-*** ********* **** *****
  • ***** **** ** (********* a *******-****-******** **-****** ***)

**** ** ***** ******* include ***** ** *** White ***** *** ************.

*** ***** **** **** be ***** ********** **** released.

Release ****** / ********* ****

*** **** ** ********* for ******* ** ****** / ********* ****.

Why **** ******* *******

*** ******** **** ** the **** ***-********** ******* sensors ** **** ** provides **** ***** **** thermal ******* *** ******* form ****** **** ************ CIF ** **** ******* imagers, ***** ********* *** benefits ** ******* *** analytics, *.*., ******* ** ignore ***** *** *******, etc. *** ******** **** of *** ***** ****** resolution ******* ******* ** that *** ****** **** not ****** ** *** (i.e. * ********* *** of *** ******* ** 100m, ***.)

**** **** ********* ***** represents *** ***** ** thermal ***** ******:

Video ********* - **** ********

*** ******* ********* **** from **************** ** ******** ** 2013, *** *** *** related ** *** ******** DvTel/IOI ********* (**** ***** *****/*** *********). **** *** *** tested *** ******** ***** analytics.

*** ****** ****** ******* analytics **** ******** *** the ********* ** ****** and ******** ** **** environments, *** **** **** used ** ******* ************ for **** *****.

Why ***** ***** *** ** ****

*** ***** ** **** have ** *** ****, and *** ***** ***** LEDs *** ** ******** for ****** *********. *** effective ***** ** *** IR **** (***/*******) **** be ******* **** *********** with ***** ***, ***** emit * ******* *** glow.

**** ****** ************ ************* control. *** ** **** can ** ********** ** at *****, **** *** white **** ******* ** in ******** ** * detected ****** ** *******. This **** ***** *** color ****** ** ***** from *** *****/** ****** for ** ******** ** well ** ** * visual ********* ** ** intruder. ******* *** **** are ********** ******** **** the ******, ** *** automatically ****** *** ****** for *** ******** ***** quicker **** ** ******** IR ** ***** ****** are ****.

Cloud ********** / ****** ********** *******

*** ***** ****** **** is *** ***** **** thermal ******** ******* ** connect ** * *** FLIR ***** ********. **** said **** **** ** have **** ******* ******* to **** ******* ** the ******.

****** ***** ***** ********** platforms *****-********************** ** **** ** receive ******** ****** **** the ***** ****** *** view *** ***** ******* for ***** ************ ************. FLIR ** ********* *** remote ***** ************ ** integrators ** * ********* RMR *****-*** *** ******** remote ***** ********** ********.

Pricing - *** **** *** ******* / ********* *** ************

**** ******* *** **** to ** ** *** low ** *** $*,***’*, depending ** *** ***** configuration ** *** *******. Combo *******/******* ****** ******* with ******* ********* ********* cost *** ****.

*******, **** ******** ** conventional ********* ***** ** fixed **** ** *******, IR ******* **** ******* are ************* **** ********* ranging **** $***-$****.

FLIR ********* **********

**** *** * *** a ***** *** ******* *** ***** ************ market,********** ***** ******* ** provide ** ***-**-*** ********,******* *** *** ***** / *** *********** ********** *** **** thermal ******** **** *** acquired ***** ***. ******* *** ******** *************** in ***** ******* ********** ****** ******* ******* delivered.

******* ** ****, ** does ***** **** ******* whether **** *** ******* this *** **** **** they **** ****** *** corner **** *** ******** of *** **** *** years.

Avigilon **********

******** *** ** ********* in ****** *********** *** lower *****. ********'* ********* are ************ *********** ******** *** ***********,**** ****, *** **** **** Avigilon's ************ ******* ** half *** ***** ** FLIR *****. ******** *** existing*********** ** **** ******* Monitoring *********** ***** ********** ********* (********,*-*******). ** ****, **** if ***** ******** ****, Avigilon ******* **** **** a ****** ********** ** stay **** ********.

*** ************ ** ******** is *** ************. ********'* analytics ****** *** *** supported ** *** ***** VMSes *** ******** *** a ******* ********** ****** channel. ** ********, ***** will ** **** ******* distribution *** **** ******* available ** ******* *** either ****** ******** ******** or **** ******* **** greater *** ***** *******.

Dahua / ********* **********

*** ********* ** ***** and ********* ** **** they ***** ***** ********* on ******* *** ****, including ******* ** **** cameras ** **% ***** cost **** **** *****. Even *********'* ********** *** costs **** ~$*** *** channel. *** ***** ***** or ********* ******* ***** or *********** **** *****, the ***** ******* ** immense.

*** ************ *** ***** and ********* ** ******** and *********** (*.*.,********** **** *******). *** *********** ***** of ********** ** ***** alerts *** ** **** costly ** *** **** run **** ********** **** expensive ******** (******* ******** or *********** **** *****).

***** *** ********* **** been ********* **** ******** systems ****** ** *****, so ***** **** *** experience, ** ** **** they *******, ** ***** significantly ********* *** **** for ********, ****, *** other ******* *********.

*******

** *****, *** ******* has ********* ** ** very ******, ** ***** of ******** (****** ** thermal *****), ***** ************ (with ** ** ** and ** **** ***** light ****) *** ****** monitoring *********** (**** ***** connectivity). *** ** **** can ******* ** ****, it ****** ** **** quality **** *** ***** alerts.

**** ******** **, *** main ********* ** *** much ****** *** *** how **** ****** **** can ** ****** *****-****, simpler *********. *** **** if ***** ****** **** more ***** ******, ** the ********** ** *** enough, ** ***** **** more ***** *** **** remote ********** ******** ** simply *** ********** **** in *********** ***** **** the ********* ******** ** more ** ******* ********. And **** *********** **** for **** *** ******** if ** **** ***-**** providers **** ***** ** Hikvision *** ****** ***** deep ******** *********.

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* ** *** ***** ** **** ******** ***, ** *** email ** ******* * **** **** **** ** **** *** it **** ***** **** *****.

***** *** ****** ******* ** ****** **** ******** **** ********, including *** *** ******. *** ******** ******** ** * *** design *** *****, *** **** *** ************* ******** ****** *** pretty **** ******** *** ** ****.

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***, *** *** *** ***** ****** * ***** **** ** the ****** *** ***********.

**** ******* ** ** *** *** - **** ****** ******. It ***, ****** **** ** *****.

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**** ** *** **** ** *****'* ***** ******** **** *** TCX, *** ******** ***'* **** *** **** *******. * ******** update **** ***** **** ***** *** *** ***** **** **** nice ******.

**, ******, * **** **** **** *** ********* *** **** sure ** ** *** ********* **** **** *****.

*** ** **#* *** ** "***" *** **** ** * thermal ****** * ***** ***** *** ****** **** ** ** the ***** *** ***** ** ****** **** *** * *** SAROS ** ** **** ** **** **** ***** ***** **** since ** ****** **** ** *** ********* ******?????

** *** ** **** **** **** ***** *** ***** ***** IR? *** **** ** **** **** ***** ****** *** ***** overt? ***** *****.

** *** ******* ** ******** ***** *** ***** **** *** color ****** ** *****. ** ****'* *** ****, *** ******* the *****?

** *** ********, ** *** **** ** ****** ***** **, why ***** *** **** **** ** *** ***** **** *** blow **** *****?

***** ***** *** **** ***** ********* *** ** *** ***** of **** ** ** ** * ****** ********** / ********* solution.

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**** ********* ***** ****** ** **** *** *****-***** **** ** automatically ** *** **** ***** **** ****** ***** ****** ** night, ****** ***** ****** ** **** **** ** ******** *** better ****** **** **** **** ******* **** *** ********.

** *** *** ******* *** *****-***** **** ** *************, ** will **** *** *** ******** ****** ***** *** ****** ********* (obviously), *** **** ********* ****** ***** **** ***-***** *****, ***** gives ********** ******* ** ***/***** *** ****** ********** *** ********. In **** ****, *** ** **** **** ******* **** ***-***** detail *** *** ***-***** **** ** *** ****, ***** ***** be ** ***** *** *****.

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** **** *****, ******, *** *** ***** ******* *** ****** guarding? ** **, *** *** ****** ** **** **********?

*'* *** ***** *** * *** ******* *** ****** ******** so *'** ********* ** **********, **** ** *****: ** ********* have *** *** (****'* *** ******) **** *** ******* ******* attached ** **, **** ******** **** * *********. ** * perfect ****** **** ***** * ***** ***** ***** ** * total ** **** ******* ******* (*** ** ******** *******). ***** Mobotix ******** ** *** ******** ********* ** ***** ** *****. We've ****** ** ******* ***** ************ **** ****, ********** ***. but ** *** **** ***** **** ** ******* **** ******** so **'** ****** **** *******. * ***** ********** **** ***** (its **** * ***** ***** * ******** ******** **** *** so *** **** **** **** ******* *** ********) *** *** had ** *** *** ** ***** ******* ** ** **** one ** ******* ******* **** *** ******* *** ** (**** in ********* **********) ** *** ********** *** ************ **** ********* overall **** **** ******** **********.

#*, ******, ****'* ***********!

*******, ********, **** ** *** ***** *** ****?

**, **** ** **** **** **********. ** **** ******** **** operate ** ** *** ****** ******* ******** ****** *** ******. Our ***** ***** ***** ***** ** **** *******. **** ** why **** **** * ****** ******** ** ***** ******** ******** where **** **** * **** ** ****** *** ****** ******* perimeter.

*** ******* ** *** ****** **** "**** ******* *** ***** to ** ** *** *** ** *** $*,***’*", ** **** a ****** ***** ** ****?

**** ** ****.

* ******* *** ****** ** ******* **** ** *** ******** MSRP *****.

"*** **** *********** **** *** **** *** ******** ** ** when ***-**** ********* **** ***** ** ********* *** ****** ***** deep ******** *********."

**** ***** ** ***** **** **/******* ******** ***** *** **** value ** *** **** *********, **** ********** ********.

** ****** ***/***** *** *** ***** ***** ** **.

** **** ** ** *******/********* ****** **** ***** ******** ******. ok... ********* **** ****** ** ***** ******* *** ********* *** want **** ***'* ***** ** ****** ****** ***** ** * YFS. **... **** ** *** **** **** *** *** ******?

** **** ** ** *******/********* ******

******, **** **** **** **** ** ** **** ******* ** Hikvision?

***** ******; ******** ******; ****** ** *** ******; ***** ***** 1k$, ******** ******* ****** ********.

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

"********, *** ******** ****, *** ***** *** ****** ********** ** registered ********** ** ******** ***********, ***. ** *** ****** ****** and/or ***** *********."

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

***** ********** **********, ******, ******** ***** *******, ***** ******* **********, Audio ********, **** ********, **** ********, **** ******* *******, **-**** speakers. ***** ***: ********. ***** *** ** ********: ********

* ** *** * ********* ****** *** * ***** ****'* use ** ** * ************ ******** ****** (*.*., ***** ************) that ***** ***** *** ** ********* **** ******* *****.

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**'* *** ** * ****.

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