New Thermal Camera to Assist Public Safety Personnel

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Law enforcement agents are always in need of greater situational awareness on the field. One of the technologies that enhance the situational awareness of an officer or a public safety professional are thermal cameras that help them detect objects or people from a distance, in bad weather conditions and at night.
FLIR Systems has recently launched the FLIR Scion Professional Thermal Monocular (PTM) for public safety professionals. The Scion PTM is powered by the company’s high-performance Boson thermal core for greater image quality and features connectivity with FLIR TruWITNESS to allow real-time encrypted thermal video streaming to provide professionals with greater situational awareness. The rugged Scion PTM features an advanced thermal imaging core, which allows users to quickly detect objects with greater detail and offer clear vision in low visibility conditions.
Available in a 60 hertz refresh rate, the Scion PTM features 2 gigabytes of internal storage and a microSD™ card slot to record both geotagged video or still images for later playback. Additional features include, picture-in-picture zoom, global positioning system (GPS) functionality, and both Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi capabilities to allow simple file transfer between devices, according to
When linked with the company’s TruWITNESS wearable sensor platform built for city-level security and public safety operations, Scion PTM combines video, audio, and location data to allow organizations to stream thermal footage of any pursuit, evidence recovery, or search and rescue effort to the command center via wireless network.
“The FLIR Scion is FLIR’s most feature rich commercial thermal handheld monocular available, bringing a new level of technology to public safety agencies,” said Jim Cannon, President and CEO. “Additionally, the Scion PTM’s integration with TruWITNESS makes this an invaluable tool that will help provide public safety professionals with more information for real-time decision making in the field.”