Thermal cameras use infrared radiation to form images. Thermal technology has become more affordable as the technology advances. Thermal cameras are an excellent addition to an advanced surveillance system. Because thermal cameras only see heat signatures, they are not considered to be a replacement for a security camera. A thermal IP camera complements a security system by allowing a user to see in extreme weather. For example, traditional network cameras cannot see through heavy rain or smoke. A thermal camera can see through dense rain, smog, and clouds of smoke. Because the camera is able to detect heat signatures, it is difficult for intruders to avoid the cameras field of view where a network camera might not see at a long distance and capture movement. Thermal cameras do not use lighting so they are 100% discreet and don’t use more electricity for a light source. These are specialized products for applications demanding an extra level of security. Thermal imaging devices can be used together with advanced detection software to create virtual perimeters around high security areas like airports, refineries, chemical plants, and other areas which require demanding surveillance on the fence. Thermal cameras are used on fences and even helicopters for ground surveillance. Please contact our systems specialist for assistance. Some more advanced thermal imaging devices have the ability to accurately calculate distance based on heat signature. Heightened body temperature or a car that’s off but still off can be detected by thermal network cameras.