SightLogix Thermal SightSensor

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 23, 2013

With the release of its Clear24 image enhancement feature, SightLogix claims "the most detailed thermal image possible, 24 hours per day", as demonstrated in their marketing video.

We put it to the test against Axis, DRS, FLIR, and Pelco to see just how accurate this claim was. This report covers SightLogix's image quality only, with a test of their analytics coming in a future series.

This is the fourth in our series of thermal camera tests, following results on FLIRDRS, and Pelco. Next up: Axis.

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