Thermal camera has 3 main advantages - protection of perimeter, protection against fire and monitoring of temperature.
The latest shot at the stem in thermal cameras are bi-spectrum cameras, these are cameras that practically consist of two cameras in one. They have both a visual lens and a thermal lens and a separate image sensor for each lens. This means that you have both a "normal" visual image and a thermal image. The images can be displayed individually or on top of each other as "Picture in picture".
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What can a thermal camera do?
All objects with a temperature above the absolute zero point (that is -273 degrees) emit infrared radiation.
The human eye cannot see and capture these rays, but a thermal camera can - in a way at least.
A thermal camera consists, among other things, of a detector that is sensitive to this infrared radiation. The detector absorbs the radiation and converts it into an electrical signal, which it then gives a color.
This color is shown on the display of the thermal camera, and these colors can be seen and understood by the human eye. It is important to note that it is always the surface temperature of the object that can be read with a thermal camera.
So it is not true when some people talk about a thermal camera as an X-ray camera.
Where are thermal cameras in use?
Thermal cameras are in use today in many different places.
As mentioned, they can be used in construction, but they are also obvious to use as security. A thermal camera can easily spot a burglar, for example, in the middle of the night.
Experiments have also been made where drones with heat-seeking cameras have been sent into the air to save raw lambs .
If thermal camera is not needed you can also buy "regular" surveillance camera on the site.
Corona (COVID-19) and thermal camera
The global corona pandemic, which has left a huge imprint on the entire world by 2020, has seriously opened the eyes of the world to the possibilities of thermal cameras.
Several companies and institutions - such as Amazon - use the technology to scan their employees.
The thermal camera will reveal whether an employee has an elevated body temperature or not. And in that case, the person may be infected with COVID-19 and may be sent home before more people in the workplace become infected.
However, it is important to be aware that the camera measures temperature, so if you have run to work or cycled at high speed, then you as a person can turn on a thermal camera because you are "warmer" than usual.
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