Thermal imaging is the ability to make objects in a dark room more visible due to infrared radiation and being able to create an image based on this. Thermal imaging is one of the most commonly used night vision technologies. Thermal imaging is compatible with any environment without ambient lighting. It’s able to penetrate through smoke, fog, and haze. All objects emit heat. The “heat signature” refers to the energy or heat radiating from an object. A thermal camera picks up on the energy or temperature differences and creates an electronic image based on these tiny differences. Objects rarely have the same temperature, so, a thermal camera creates unique visuals. A thermal camera ensures safety and allows people to see what they usually wouldn’t notice. Keep reading for some more benefits of thermal imaging.
1) Minimal Physical Limitations
Even standard cameras cannot detect obscurants that block light. Although, due to radiation passing through visual barriers, thermal cameras can identify what a regular camera wouldn’t be able to.
2) Suitable for Low Light
Being a home or business owner means that you need extra security. During night hours, when the sun is no longer visible, this means that a thermal camera can make up for images that wouldn’t be visible in the daytime. If you think about foliage, it’s easy to blend into its surroundings. A trespasser could easily hide within bushes, but with thermal imaging, it may be much easier to spot someone trying to harm your home or business.
3) Cost Effective
Thermal cameras have a more expansive range than most security cameras. Standard cameras typically need additional lights to supplement them. Installing a few of them would be optimal versus investing in a large number of CCTV cameras.
4) Helps with Your Energy Audit
Since thermal imaging deals directly with temperature, it makes sense that a thermal camera could detect air drafts and overheated spaces within a home. Ventilation alone cannot take care of this. Investing in thermal cameras could reduce your utility bills. You’ll gain an understanding of exactly where the air is leaking.
Thermal Imaging is not the same as night vision. It just picks up on heat or energy. It cannot see through walls or clothing. Still, movement throughout a building is evident especially when there is more movement going on in a particular part of a building than others. Thermal imaging has even been able to help the police and detectives pick up on criminal activity. Modern thermal imaging has improved significantly in the past 30 years or so. Some thermal cameras are so useful that they can now possibly recognize faces! In the past, thermal images resembled blobs or formless figures.
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