FLIR Launches Saros

Author: 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.

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***** *** * ****/****** *********** *******:

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

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

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

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****** ***** ***** ********** ********* *****-********************** ** **** ** ******* ******** ****** **** *** ***** camera *** **** *** ***** ******* *** ***** ************ ************. FLIR ** ********* *** ****** ***** ************ ** *********** ** a ********* *** *****-*** *** ******** ****** ***** ********** ********.

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

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*******, **** ******** ** ************ ********* ***** ** ***** **** 4K *******, ** ******* **** ******* *** ************* **** ********* ranging **** $***-$****.

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

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******* ** ****, ** **** ***** **** ******* ******* **** can ******* **** *** **** **** **** **** ****** *** corner **** *** ******** ** *** **** *** *****.

Avigilon **********

******** *** ** ********* ** ****** *********** *** ***** *****. Avigilon's ********* *** ************ *********** ******** *** ***********,**** ****, *** **** **** ********'* ************ ******* ** **** *** price ** **** *****. ******** *** ******************* ** **** ******* ********** *********** ***** ********** ********* (********,*-*******). ** ****, **** ** ***** ******** ****, ******** ******* will **** * ****** ********** ** **** **** ********.

*** ************ ** ******** ** *** ************. ********'* ********* ****** are *** ********* ** *** ***** ***** *** ******** *** a ******* ********** ****** *******. ** ********, ***** **** ** sold ******* ************ *** **** ******* ********* ** ******* *** either ****** ******** ******** ** **** ******* **** ******* *** party *******.

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

*** ********* ** ***** *** ********* ** **** **** ***** video ********* ** ******* *** ****, ********* ******* ** **** cameras ** **% ***** **** **** **** *****. **** *********'* DeepInMind *** ***** **** ~$*** *** *******. *** ***** ***** or ********* ******* ***** ** *********** **** *****, *** ***** premium ** *******.

*** ************ *** ***** *** ********* ** ******** *** *********** (e.g.,********** **** *******). *** *********** ***** ** ********** ** ***** ****** *** be **** ****** ** *** **** *** **** ********** **** expensive ******** (******* ******** ** *********** **** *****).

***** *** ********* **** **** ********* **** ******** ******* ****** of *****, ** ***** **** *** **********, ** ** **** they *******, ** ***** ************* ********* *** **** *** ********, FLIR, *** ***** ******* *********.

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**** ******** **, *** **** ********* ** *** **** ****** and *** *** **** ****** **** *** ** ****** *****-****, simpler *********. *** **** ** ***** ****** **** **** ***** alerts, ** *** ********** ** *** ******, ** ***** **** more ***** *** **** ****** ********** ******** ** ****** *** marginally **** ** *********** ***** **** *** ********* ******** ** more ** ******* ********. *** **** *********** **** *** **** may ******** ** ** **** ***-**** ********* **** ***** ** Hikvision *** ****** ***** **** ******** *********.

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