Does Thermal Radar use active radar?
No. Thermal Radar is a completely passive solution that continuously creates 360 degree panoramic thermal images using a single sensor. This system gets it’s name “Radar” from the fact that intrusions can be located in 3D space just as with conventional radar systems but without the active emissions. This renders the Thermal Radar solution completely undetectable.
How is Thermal Radar different from a standard pan and tilt thermal camera?
Standard pan and tilt systems rotate but the user can only see one where the camera is pointing at that particular point in time. The Thermal Radar solution continuously rotates a single thermal sensor allowing it to gather thermal images from the full 360 degree FOV. This constantly updating 360 degree panoramic image allows the user to view and monitor an entire perimeter at all times.
Does Thermal Radar have analytic capabilities?
Yes. Every Thermal Radar camera contains a dual core processor running our custom analytic package on the entire 360 degree perimeter. Conventional systems will typically focus on perimeter protection utilizing a number of cameras focused on real or virtual fences and detect intruders as they cross these lines. TIR's unique "inside-out coverage" approach to observation and detection is an industry changing philosophy. This approach allows the Thermal Radar system to detect not only intruders who breech the established perimeter but detect them while on their approach.
What makes Thermal Radar different from other thermal camera solutions?
The Thermal Radar camera is unique in almost every way. It’s ability to capture up to 16 thermal images every revolution is tantamount to replacing 16 thermal cameras in the field. It’s ability to analyze each of these images for intrusion gives the user the ability to monitor an entire 360 degree perimeter continuously. This is blanket thermal coverage at a price no one in the industry can come close to.
What kind of infrastructure is needed to deploy a Thermal Radar solution?
Thermal Radar has been designed to be used where there is little or no infrastructure available. (i.e. Power, Internet, etc.) Since Thermal Radar requires only 6 watts, it can be powered by Standard POE, Solar or even battery power if required. This low power use coupled with it’s unique array of communication platforms (WI-FI, Cell, Satellite) makes this the ideal device for remote applications and is particularly well suited for protecting critical infrastructure.
Can I use Thermal Radar indoors?
Yes. Thermal Radar can be used very effectively indoors. The same principles of observation and detection can be used indoors with the use of Thermal Radar. In fact, entire warehouses can often be covered with a single Thermal Radar Camera.
Where does a Thermal Radar camera fall in the EM Spectrum?
Thermal Radar uses an LWIR(Long Wavelength Infrared) thermal sensor.
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Can Thermal Radar be blinded by looking directly into the sun or by total darkness?
No. Thermal Radar’s sensors are sun safe and able to look directly into the sun. The blinding that occurs in color cameras from sun glare does not occur in thermal images. The sun will be visible but without the blinding glare. Because Thermal Radar is not light dependent, it will see the same image regardless of lighting conditions, day or in the blackest of nights.