When cameras are monitoring the perimeter of a building, they often must deal with low light scenarios (for example, during nighttime hours). This is an area in which Thermal Imaging CCTV Cameras can truly shine.
Visible cameras, much like our eyes, often have trouble seeing through naturally occurring visual obscurants that block reflected light. However, because thermal radiation passes through these visual barriers, Thermal Imaging Cameras can see what is going on where visible cameras cannot.
Regular cameras that capture only visible light can be fooled, in some cases, by visual camouflage or in situations where similar colors or patterns blend together. This can make objects or people that need to be detected unobservable.
Thermal imaging cameras often prove cost-effective in a business protection scenario, because they help reduce the number of false alarms. This is accomplished using advanced analytics software that can perform at its highest caliber with the high contrast images and video that thermal provides.
Thermal Imaging CCTV Cameras are a very affordable option for many businesses that want to ensure they have the best security and protection solution on the market today. The total cost of ownership of a security system with thermal imaging cameras is, in general, much lower than a CCTV security system. For example, due to their incredible range performance, fewer thermal imaging cameras are required on projects than would be needed with the use of visible cameras. Additionally, most cameras cannot see beyond 200 meters at night and require supplementary lighting, which can be very costly in itself to install and maintain.