Thermal Vision: The 24/7 Tactical Advantage

FLIR Maritime for First Responders

FLIR Maritime thermal imaging systems give you the power to see clearly in total darkness, through solar glare, and through light fog and smoke.  FLIR’s thermal technology is used by thousands of military, first responder, commercial and recreational mariners every day for navigation, collision avoidance, threat detection, surveillance, and search and rescue missions.

Navigate Smarter and Avoid Obstacles

FLIR cameras allow you to see traffic in total darkness if they are running without lights. This helps you to avoid collisions, identify suspect vessels, and see onboard activity. Thermal imaging also helps you to pick out navigation aids, buoys, logs and other debris floating in the water. When responding to a call at high-speed, this enhanced vision is essential for ensuring the safety of your own vessels as well as surrounding civilian vessels. 


Conduct Surveillance at Safe Standoff Range

Decision-making at night is a challenge for all first responders. A long-range, stabilized FLIR thermal camera system can help you observe suspicious activity or react quickly to emergency situations. Airborne and land-based law enforcement agencies use thermal cameras as force multipliers. FLIR maritime thermal cameras offer the same covert advantage on the water. 

Long-range thermal cameras can give you more time to react by helping identify suspicious or threatening behavior. Conduct surveillance from a safe standoff distance, then move in when the time is right. Thermal cameras allow you to covertly observe activity at long ranges. This is extremely useful for law enforcement and security applications.

FLIR cameras give you situational information that can’t be captured with other low light technologies. Activity can be recorded onboard for evidentiary reasons, and agencies can leverage command centers with networked systems.

FLIR for Search, Rescue and Firefighting

FLIR thermal cameras are powerful tools for SAR and excel in the maritime environment. Cool, uniform scene dynamics make warm objects—like a person—stand out in the scene.

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Camera Resolution and Range

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Thermal vs. Low Cost Night Vision

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