Published on 14 May, 2013
Thermal imaging cameras are finding their way into more and more security installations. No other technology than thermal imaging let’s you see intruders in total darkness, in practically all weather conditions. No other technology offers you a longer range performance than thermal imaging.
Still some security professionals are hesitant to put the power of thermal imaging at work. Often this has to do with the price of a thermal imaging camera. It is indeed still a bit more expensive than a CCTV camera.
With the new FC-Series S thermal imaging cameras price is no longer an obstacle to put the power of thermal imaging at work in your security network. The FC-Series S are low cost but industrial quality thermal imaging cameras in a compact package.
Choice of image quality
FC-Series S thermal imaging cameras are available in 320 × 240, and high-resolution 640 × 480 formats. To make sure that there is an FC-Series S camera for every security application FLIR Systems offers a wide variety of lenses. Longer lenses have a narrower field of view and allow you to spot intruders from farther away.
Wide dynamic range
Delivers high contrast thermal images in the most diverse conditions. Even when the sun is in the field of view. But also in cold and low contrast thermal scenes. Ideal for working together with video analytics that need properly contrasted images in order not to generate false alarms.
The FC-Series S is a hybrid camera. Equipped with Power over Ethernet (PoE), communication and power are supplied with only one cable. The FC-Series S can be integrated in any existing TCP/IP network and controlled over a PC. No additional cables are required. The FC-Series S comply with the ONVIF 2.0 standard and can therefore easily be connected in a network to work together with other sensors. Installation in legacy networks, power in / video out is also possible.
Designed for use in harsh environments
FLIR FC-Series S are extremely rugged systems. Their vital core is well protected, up to IP66 and has a unique operating temperature range of -50ºC to +70ºC (continuous operation). Multiple channels of streaming digital video are available in H.264, MPEG-4, or M-JPEG formats. Simultaneous digital and composite video output is possible.
FLIR Sensors Manager software included
Each FC-Series S camera comes with a single sensor copy of FLIR Sensors Manager. This intuitive software allows users to manage and control an FC-Series S camera in a TCP/IP network.