Figure 1. Thermal imaging cameras can 'see' a person where a normal camera cannot.
Locations at risk of fire or overheating will also benefit hugely. Thermal imaging can be used to constantly scan locations for temperature anomalies, making it ideal for the prevention of fire, or stopping equipment from overheating. Should a fire break out, it can allow firefighters to ‘see’ through the smoke, identifying if and where people are trapped. Plus it can reveal the hottest part of a fire, enabling them to focus their relief efforts.
Thermal imaging is also a cost-effective solution. It doesn’t need any illumination for detection, so there’s no need for expensive light installations. What’s more, it works with longer detection ranges than traditional CCTV, which means fewer cameras, poles and other equipment is needed.
Market-leading thermal-imaging technology
Hikvision’s thermal imaging cameras are among the most cutting-edge on the market. That’s partly thanks to our custom-design thermal imaging camera module, which empowers our cameras to capture vivid, high-resolution video of moving objects at a resolution of up to 640 x 512 pixels.
Our cameras also feature the same powerful deep learning algorithms as the rest of our camera portfolio. This includes accurate behavioral analyses, intrusion detection, region entrance/exit identification and more, which makes them valuable for a multitude of applications.
Hikvision: transforming safety and security in demanding locations
Hikvision thermal imaging cameras are helping organizations all over the world in interesting ways.
For instance, the Forestry Bureau in the popular tourist destination of Deqing County, China, has installed an advanced forest fire prevention system. Hikvision thermal and optical bi-spectrum network cameras are installed throughout the county’s dense forest. Thanks to the in-built advanced fire detection algorithm, the cameras provide 24/7 uninterrupted surveillance through the thick foliage, notifying staff as soon as the earliest signs of a fire are detected.
Meanwhile, the facilities team at Foxlake Dundee – a brand new water park on the docks in the Scottish city – use Hikvision Thermal Network Bullet Cameras to ensure no-one vandalizes the park out of hours, or is injured by using it in the dark. If the thermal cameras pick up any movement on the site, they alert the remote security team, who can issue an immediate verbal warning to intruders via the on-site audio system.