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, car ***********, ******, ***.

**** *******, ** **** dual **** ****** (*** ********** - **** *** * 120 ******) ******* (** ** ****** ** 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, while ********* *** ******** of ******* *** *********, e.g., ******* ** ****** light *** *******, ***. The ******** **** ** not ***** ****** ********** thermal ******* ** **** the ****** **** *** detect ** *** (*.*. a ********* *** ** 50m ******* ** ****, etc.)

**** **** ********* ***** 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 *****-*** *** ******** ****** ***** monitoring ********.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avigilon **********

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

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

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

*** ********* ** ***** and ********* ** **** **** offer ***** ********* ** cameras *** ****, ********* outdoor ** **** ******* at **% ***** **** than **** *****. **** Hikvision's ********** *** ***** just ~$*** *** *******. For ***** ***** ** Hikvision ******* ***** ** considering **** *****, *** price ******* ** *******.

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

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

*******

** *****, *** ******* has ********* ** ** very ******, ** ***** of ******** (****** ** thermal *****), ***** ************ (with ** ** ** and ** **** ***** light ****) *** ****** monitoring *********** (**** ***** connectivity). *** ** **** can ******* ** ****, ** should ** **** ******* with *** ***** ******.

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

Poll / ****

Comments (34)

* **** **** **** addressed *** **** **** bug **** ****** ******** false ****** ****** ** their *** ******* ***** they *** ***** *** same *******.  **** ******* to ******* ** ** the *** **** **** told ******** **** * tech ******* ****** *** sent ****** ***** ** the ***.

* ** *** ***** of **** ******** ***, if *** ***** ** details * **** **** sure ** **** *** it **** ***** **** units.

***** *** ****** ******* in ****** **** ******** FLIR ********, ********* *** TCX ******.  *** ******** platform ** * *** design *** *****, *** thus *** ************* ******** stacks *** ****** **** entirely *** ** ****.

****, *** ****** ******* in *** ***** ***** are ****** ********** **** what *** ** *** TCX ******, *** *** analytics *** "****" *********, not ****** *********/******** ****** detection. **** **** ** mind, *** ****** ********* by *** *** ****** (or *** ***** ******** product) ****** *** ** carried **** ** *****, but *****, * ** happy ** **** *** any ********* **** ****** problems ** *** ****.  Email **: *****.*****@****.*** *** I **** *** **** suggestions ** *** **** matrix.

*****,

*** **** ****** ******** by *** *** *** ISD ****?  * **** they **** ******* ** for ***** ****** *********, was **** ********* ** this ** *** ** their “******”.

***, *** *** *** group ****** * ***** part ** *** ****** and ***********.

**** ******* ** ** the *** - **** Warner ******.  ** ***, looked **** ** *****. 

*****,  *** ****** ****** was #******. *** ******* was ********* ** **** support *** * *** things **** ***** ** no *****. ** *** closed ***** ** ******** was *********.  ** *** go ** *** ***** to *** ******* ********** team, *** ** *** information *** ****** ***** or **** ** ****. The **** **** ***** randomly ******, ******* ** abrupt ****** ** *** whole ******* *****, ******* off *** ****** *****.  We *** ** ******** what ** **** ***** to *** **** ****** for *** ***** ** having ** *** ********* else *** "******" *** camera.

**** ** *** **** it *****'* ***** ******** with *** ***, *** ******** won't **** *** **** problem. * ******** ****** that ***** **** ***** the *** ***** **** been **** ******.

**, ******, * **** look **** *** ********* and **** **** ** do *** ********* **** with *****.

*** ** **#* *** to "***" *** **** of * ******* ****** I ***** ***** *** should **** ** ** the ***** *** ***** to ****** **** *** a *** ***** ** no **** ** **** them ***** ***** **** since ** ****** **** it *** ********* ******?????

** *** ** **** need **** ***** *** white ***** **? *** want ** **** **** super ****** *** ***** overt? ***** *****.

** *** ******* ** mentions ***** *** ***** LEDs *** ***** ****** at *****. ** ****'* the ****, *** ******* the *****?

** *** ********, ** the **** ** ****** 940nm **, *** ***** you **** **** ** the ***** **** *** blow **** *****?

***** ***** *** **** scare ********* *** ** the ***** ** **** is ** ** * remote ********** / ********* solution.

* *** ****, *** if **** **** ** to ********, *** *** 940nm ****? ** *** to *** ******** ****.

*** - *** *** remote ********/********* ********** ************ will *** *** ************ in *** **** ***, but **** ** *** design **** *** ** provide ******* ***********. *** the **** ****, ** is ******* *** ****** to **** *** **** illumination ******* ** *** products ******* ** ******** a ***** ** ********* SKU's *** **** *******.

** ****** ** ******* IR ************, *** **** it ** ************ ** possible, ***** *** ** the ******** ** *** 940nm ****. ** **** heard **** ******* ********* that **** **** *** a ***** ***** (***** usually **** **** ** audio ****-**** ** **** to ***** ** *** person **** *** ***** watched/order **** ** *****) they ****** ** ** able ** *** ** much ****** ****** ** possible ** **** ******** the ****** *** ******. That *** ** *** white-light/visible **** ***** ********.

**** ********* ***** ****** to **** *** *****-***** LEDs ** ************* ** get **** ***** **** better ***** ****** ** night, ****** ***** ****** to **** **** ** manually *** ****** ****** once **** **** ******* with *** ********.

** *** *** ******* the *****-***** **** ** automatically, ** **** **** you *** ******** ****** AFTER *** ****** ********* (obviously), *** **** ********* highly ***** **** ***-***** video, ***** ***** ********** context ** ***/***** *** person ********** *** ********. In **** ****, *** IR **** **** ******* good ***-***** ****** *** the ***-***** **** ** the ****, ***** ***** be ** ***** *** white.

 

**** ** *** *** time ******* *** ****** in ********** **** **** 940nm ** *** ********* to ***** **** **** white ***? ****** ***** camera * **** ****** with ***** **** **** frames ** *** *******. These ***** ** *** frames ****. * ***** prefer **** ****** *** covered ***** *** **** conditions ******* *******. 

** ***** ****** ** a ********** **** **********, especially ** * $**** camera.

**** ********, ***** ******* on ***** ******** *************, but ** ** ****** short. ******* ** *** controlling *** ************, ** can **** ****** *** exposure ******** **** **** quickly *** **********, ** we **** *** *****-***** LEDs *** ***** ** be ****** **, *** about *** ****** **** are. **** ** ********* from ********* **** ******** illuminators ***** ** ***** several ******* *** *** camera ** ********* **** the ***** ******** *** a *** ********, *** then ***** ** *****.

****** **** ****.

******* ****** **** **** included ** **** ******* since ** ** **** used ** ****** ********, perimeter ********** ******.

******* ****** **** **** included ******* ******* ******* created * **** ********** camera **** ******* ** multiples. 

*****, ** *** *** include **** ******, *** they *** **** ** remote ******** ** **** and *** *******'* ****. We ******** ******** ******* of *** **** ******** their ********* ***. ** included ***** *** ********* because **** *** ** low ****** *** ******* so **** ** ***** analytics.

** **** *****, ******, *** you ***** ******* *** remote ********? ** **, can *** ****** ** your **********?

 

*'* *** ***** *** I *** ******* *** remote ******** ** *'** volunteer ** **********, **** it *****:  ** ********* have *** *** (****'* the ******) **** *** thermal ******* ******** ** it, **** ******** **** a *********.  ** * perfect ****** **** ***** x ***** ***** ***** be * ***** ** four ******* ******* (*** on ******** *******).  ***** Mobotix ******** ** *** reliable ********* ** ***** to *****.  **'** ****** at ******* ***** ************ like ****, ********** ***. but ** *** **** seems **** ** ******* that ******** ** **'** stayed **** *******.  * think ********** **** ***** (its **** * ***** since * ******** ******** them *** ** *** sure **** **** ******* for ********) *** *** had ** *** *** of ***** ******* ** do **** *** ** Mobotix ******* **** *** sensors *** ** (**** in ********* **********) ** the ********** *** ************ more ********* ******* **** less ******** **********.

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

*******, ********, **** ** the ***** *** ****? 

**, **** ** **** from **********.  ** **** products **** ******* ** to *** ****** ******* directly ****** *** ******. Our ***** ***** ***** would ** **** *******.  That ** *** **** such * ****** ******** in ***** ******** ******** where **** **** * need ** ****** *** entire ******* *********.   

*** ******* ** *** report **** "**** ******* the ***** ** ** in *** *** ** mid $*,***’*", ** **** a ****** ***** ** MSRP?

**** ** ****.

* ******* *** ****** to ******* **** ** the ******** **** *****.

 "*** **** *********** **** for **** *** ******** if ** **** ***-**** providers **** ***** ** Hikvision *** ****** ***** deep ******** *********."

**** ***** ** ***** that **/******* ******** ***** add **** ***** ** low **** *********, **** technology ********.   

** ****** ***/***** *** all ***** ***** ** AI.  

** **** ** ** arecont/hikvision ****** **** ***** american ******.  **... ********* want ****** ** ***** cameras *** ********* *** want **** ***'* ***** on ****** ****** ***** of * ***.  **...  goes ** *** **** with *** *** ******? 

** **** ** ** arecont/hikvision ******

******, **** **** **** have ** ** **** Arecont ** *********?

***** ******; ******** ******; smarts ** *** ******; price ***** **$, ******** cameras ****** ********. 

**** *** **** * problem ************ *** ****:

"********, *** ******** ****, and ***** *** ****** trademarks ** ********** ********** of ******** ***********, ***. in *** ****** ****** and/or ***** *********."

******* ***** ** ********* record:

***** ********** **********, ******, surround ***** *******, ***** speaker **********, ***** ********, bass ********, **** ********, loud ******* *******, **-**** speakers. ***** ***: ********. FIRST *** ** ********: 20120801

* ** *** * trademark ****** *** * think ****'* *** ** in * ************ ******** domain (*.*., ***** ************) that ***** ***** *** be ********* **** ******* Saros.

**** *** * ********* application *** ***** ****:

********** ******** *** ************ apparatus, ******, ******** ********, computer ********, ***** *******, motion *********, ***** *** video ******* *********, *** fittings *** *** *** aforementioned *****, ******* ******, radar *** ***** ************

** *** ***** **** February ** ** **** take **** **** *** any ******** ** ** made.

 

* ****** ** **** will ******* ** *** "IoT ** ******" *********** both ******** *** ***** to ** **** ** consumers **** **** ****** assets.

******* ****** * ***** audio ********* **** ******** ** a ******** ****** *** then ****** * ***** detector **** ****.

**'* *** ** * name.

** *** ****** *****, or ** *** ***-**** adjustable? ***, ****? ** dosnt **** ** ** much ***** ** **** camera ******* ******** **/***/****

*** *** **** *** entire "****" ******** ****** a **** ****** ******* impacting *** **** ** FOV.

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