Thermal Imaging Technology Use in Industrial Settings

Thermal imaging technology has long been a vital part of government ops and special task forces but in recent years businesses have started to turn to thermal imaging for their security needs. Air Lines, factories, and commercial warehouses are just some of the types of businesses embracing this widely growing security solution.

Thermal security cameras work much differently than a traditional security camera. The heat that come off of a person is detected by the camera and shows up on the screen. The major advantage over a basic camera system being that the heat signature will be detected regardless of the conditions outside (darkness, rain, snow, etc.) or even if the subject is under groundcover or in shadow. It can also give a more accurate picture of size and shape. This can make an already solid security system even stronger and result in better protection for the consumer.

With its high level reputation most consumers who may have thought of adding thermal imaging to their systems may have thought the technology too out of reach in price. The truth is the price of systems have dropped affordably low in passed years with a recent reported figure of $3000 in 2013. When measured against the benefits of security and the growing ease of integrating it into an existing security system the addition of a thermal imaging camera makes good financial sense for a lot of businesses with large areas of property to protect.

The drop in price of thermal security cameras has prompted IT professionals to work quickly to adapt the existing thermal imaging devices to be able to fit multiple platforms of security networks. Aside from a lag of about 150 milliseconds due to compression results have been positive. The popular ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) protocol, in use by many businesses, is already commercially available and more are sure to follow. The convenience of one integrated security network is a large selling point for most businesses who site ease of use and maintain as a priority in purchasing a system.

Thermal security cameras come in analog 640x480 and go up to a few mega pixels as the demand for larger resolutions becomes greater. The most important part of the thermal, the lens, is still being developed to become more economical for the commercial sector.

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