Thermal (101)

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Testing Axis Q19 Thermal Cameras

Over the last few year, Axis has expanded into thermal cameras. While the company is well known and respected for conventional IP cameras, thermal is outside their historic sweet spot, raising questions of how well would their thermal offerings co...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

SightLogix Thermal SightSensor Tested

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 j...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Testing Pelco Sarix Thermal Cameras

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 rang...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

DRS Thermal Camera Tested

Recently, DRS entered the IP thermal market with far lower pricing than any incumbent, aiming to make this technology affordable to users who could never previously consider it. However, with such low pricing, performance and usability concerns ar...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

FLIR F Series Cameras Tested

In this report, we share our test findings of FLIR's F series IP thermal cameras, one of the most widely used and highly configurable lines they offer. We compare the F series against models from Axis, DRS, Pelco, and SightLogix at various ranges....

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Thermal Camera Tutorial

Thermal cameras can deliver where visible conventional cameras fail, but they come with significant tradeoffs which must be considered. In this tutorial, we cover these topics, including: Thermal image detail Detection, no recognition Availab...

By Ethan Ace - over 6 years ago

Testing Thermal Performance When Snowing

Thermal cameras have long been marketed as able to "see" when traditional cameras cannot, whether in low light or adverse conditions. Certainly there is much truth in this, especially in low light as our thermal vs D/N shootout shows. But what abo...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Thermal Resolution Shootout

Even for thermal cameras, resolution is a critical differentiator. While no MP thermal network cameras exist, users must choose between the equivalent of CIF and 4CIF cameras or roughly double the resolution. Doing so is important because the cost...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

Thermal vs Day/Night Shootout

What should you do for dark outdoor scenes? Thermal cameras are getting a lot less expensive. Conventional cameras are getting better in low light. We decided to test these two categories - thermal and day/night - head to head to better understand...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

FLIR Acquires Lorex

A stunning deal of a truly odd couple: Thermal camera leader FLIR has acquired home/budget surveillance specialist Lorex for $59 million. While not well known, Lorex has quietly become one of the biggest surveillance companies, on pace for ~$75 Mi...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

IPVM Testing Program Update

We are finalizing major improvements to IPVM's testing program. In this note, we explain what they are, how testing will change and what to expect in our expanded program. Background Over the last 3 years, we have done over 140 tests ranging fro...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Winners and Losers Fall 2012

Recently, surveillance innovation has been underwhelming. Indeed, this Spring, it hit a low point, with incremental advances in video quality and a boost for edge storage being the most notable trends, raising questions about what would come in th...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

FLIR Wide Dynamic Thermal (FC Series)

The IP thermal market continues to expand, this time with FLIR's "wide dynamic" FC series. FLIR claims this camera's enhanced image processing improves visibility over competitive models. In this note, we look at the feature set of the FC series a...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

360 Thermal Camera (HGH IR Revolution)

Everyone seems to be going 360, even thermal cameras now. While panoramic cameras provide sweeping coverage area, traditional approaches could not 'see' very far nor terribly well in the dark. Now, a new high end and expensive thermal 360 offering...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

PTZ Thermal - DRS Watchmaster IP Ultra

Despite marketing claims, thermal cameras remain too expensive for most of the commercial market. Only one company is really pushing hard to change that, DRS Technologies, a relatively unknown. They are aggressively pushing low prices with their W...

By Ethan Ace - almost 7 years ago

New Surveillance Products Fall 2012

Dozens of new products are reviewed and collected in the list below, covering announcements from Summer 2012 through the ASIS show. The first list covers all products followed by segments for cameras, recorders and others. All Products Reviewed ...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Pelco Sarix TI Thermal Cameras Review

The UK's favorite camera this year is from an American subsidiary of a French conglomerate. So what makes Pelco's thermal cameras so special and worthy of the IFSEC award? In this note, we examine the details of the Pelco Sarix TI series, contrast...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Thermal Camera Under $2,000?

While Axis and FLIR have loudly proclaimed steep drops in thermal network camera pricing, their cameras are still at least $3,000 and most are far more expensive. Now, a newer entrant to the security market, DRS Technologies, has radically slashed...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Encoder Tutorial

As more users look to upgrade aging analog camera systems, encoders play an increasingly vital role. Though not as frequently discussed as IP cameras, knowing how to properly apply encoders is key for use in these upgrades, as well as specialized ...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

FLIR Operational Analytics (A Series) Examined

Despite marketing hype, the relative high costs of thermal cameras restrict their adoption. Making these cameras useful for site inspection and maintenance, in addition to security may help to ease adoption and make thermal systems more attractive...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Sony XIS - 248MP Camera System

The Sony XIS series is one of the most intriguing and unknown surveillance systems available. Designed to capture up to 186.6 Megapixels, this system is optimized for wide area monitoring of critical infrastructure locations. In this note, we exam...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Surveillance Trends at Milestone Conference 2012

Each year, the Milestone Partner conference provides an opportunity for Milestone and their manufacturer partners such as Axis to share their projections. SSI Magazine has done a good job of recapping detailed claims made at the conference. In thi...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Cooling Surveillance Systems

An IPVM survey and discussion addressed the topic of “How often, if ever, do you add additional cooling measures to rack/ equipment rooms?” The survey results show that 70% of the respondents replied “0-20% of installs” indicating that it is not s...

By Ben Wood - over 7 years ago

Vumii EyeSec FD Thermal Camera Examined

Thermal camera manufacturer Vumii has announced a new version of their EyeSec thermal cameras, the EyeSec FD (Fire Detection). With on-board analytics for fire detection, this camera is intended for specialized outdoor installations where risk of ...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

How to Design a Video Surveillance Solution

Designing a video surveillance solution requires decisions on 8 fundamental questions. This in-depth tutorial helps beginners understand the options and tradeoffs involved in designing a solid surveillance solution. This is an introduction to hel...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

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