Having the proper protection tools for your home, work site, or land is important. Once you’ve experienced an intrusion, fire or any other damaging scenario, you realize that you need the best insurance policies and a little more. Security cameras aren’t just for your warehouses and skyscrapers anymore. Now we live in an age where there are plenty of options for your specific needs when it comes to security cameras. One of them being thermal cameras. With a great variety to choose from, thermal cameras have become a top choice for residential and commercial locations. No item is perfect, but these come awfully close. They are ideal for those that want extra protection over their assets.
Pros of Thermal Cameras
Thermal cameras can see in any lighting conditions. You don’t have to worry about them during peak sunlight hours or the darkest evening in a rural area with no light pollution in sight. Understand that they can’t detect different heat images through solid materials i.e. concrete, metal or wood. However, they can see through plastic film, black or clear and holes in any coverings. They don’t work like you see in Hollywood shows or movies.
When it comes to seeing through unpredictable circumstances, thermal cameras can see through fog, smoke, dust, and even sand. They are also able to see through leaves and thin materials. Again, these cameras are not X-ray vision, but they can detect body and engine heat (due to exuding thermal light) at a greater distance than standard cameras. If you have a large, remote site or one with a complex layout, thermal cameras can act as your first line of defense. You and/or your security team will be able to differentiate between harmless animal activity verses suspicious human activity. All in all, this type of compact-sized camera may be your best option to prevent indoor and/or outdoor protection against possible intrusions, fires, cigarette smoking, etc.
Cons Of Thermal Cameras
Any type of security cameras is going to be an investment. The case with thermal ones is no different. Do your research on what your needs are in a camera and be prepared to invest in those items. Now, thermal cameras do a great job picking up heat (items or living beings exuding thermal light). The downside to this camera is that during the warmer seasons, it can be difficult to differentiate what items are. Rocks can get so hot that they glow, possibly to the point where it looks like everything is a person. Inclement weather can affect the range of the camera. There are ways to hide from a thermal camera i.e. going under or behind what is already there in or on your site. Another downside is that you are not able to see distinct faces. In the case that a trespasser or arsonist has come onto your property, you will have difficulty identifying the person if you’ve never seen them before.
If you are wondering whether thermal cameras are for you and your site, please contact Tri-Tel. It is best to seek out professional advice, and we would be glad to help with your security camera needs. We can assist in your decision making by giving you all the necessary information of your options and our recommendation. Tri-Tel gives you a solid plan, reasonable pricing, and the peace of mind that you deserve when you leave your home or site. Call us today about your options and installation of thermal cameras today!