Advancements in intruder detection

Photo-electric detectors and PIR (passive infrared) detectors are no longer the industry choice for high security perimeter applications. Thermal imaging cameras are considered the cutting edge of perimeter security.

While photo-electric sensors – which use an infrared break beam to protect perimeter security – are still recommended for low security perimeter protection, PIR sensors are not. PIR detectors give false alarms and there is no way of knowing what caused it or where along the perimeter it occurred.

Thermal imaging – the facts

Thermal imaging cameras capture infrared energy sources. This energy is given out by any objects emitting heat, such as human beings. The camera then converts this energy into visible light.

As thermal imaging technology uses heat to produce images, no external light is required for the system to function effectively. This means it works without sunlight or artificial light.

Thermal energy also penetrates through smoke, dust and light fog – allowing security staff to see much further than with visible light. The cameras also allow security staff to see intruders from greater distances compared to photo-electric and PIR detectors and visible light.

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Thermography - heat detection

Advanced thermal imaging cameras can accurately monitor the temperatures of high risk areas. Paper storage areas, rubber plants and chemical areas all pose potential fire risks.Thermal imaging cameras detect changes in product temperatures and act as an early warning system. As a specialist integrator we have the experience to integrate thermal cameras into clients existing systems or design specialist control systems.

Is thermal imaging for you?

An assessment of your security needs is just a phone call away. Contact Camrascan Security to find out if thermal imaging cameras could complement your existing security system.