“A thermographic camera (also called an infrared camera or thermal imaging camera) is a device that forms an image using infrared radiation, in a similar way to a common camera that forms an image using visible light. Instead of the 400–700 nanometre range of the visible light camera, infrared cameras operate in wavelengths as long as 14,000 nm (14 µm).” Wikipedia
Originally developed during the Korean War for military use, thermographic cameras have gradually migrated into other fields such as medicine and archaeology. As technology has improved and costs have reduced, it has been possible to adopt this infrared viewing technology into security and surveillance applications.
Maximum Protection Services use only the latest technologies available and Thermal Imaging cameras can be integrated into existing or new systems with ease. Thermal Imaging cameras need no light whatsoever to operate and can see through light fog and smoke. The advantages don’t stop there though – even in full daylight someone trying to mask themselves in shadow or otherwise concealing themselves will be clearly visible on a thermal image. Thermal Imaging cameras are also not affected by the glare of the sun.
Although this cutting-edge technology can be more expensive than regular CCTV equipment, larger areas can be covered. As always, our experienced and expert staff are on hand to make sure that the equipment used for your installation is perfect to suit your needs.
Contact us today to speak to one of our specialists and learn more regarding your Thermal Imaging requirements.