Testing Pelco Sarix Thermal Cameras

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 12, 2013

In this report, we share our test findings of Pelco's Sarix TI Thermal cameras. While relatively new to the thermal market, Pelco has been making big claims about how its all digital processing and design increases image quality and detection range. We put it to the test against Axis, DRS, FLIR and Sightlogix to see how accurate those claims were.

This is the third in our series of thermal camera tests, following results on FLIR and DRS. Next up will be Sightlogix and Axis.

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