Achieving accurate perimeter security with a thermal video camera comes down to knowing the nature and location of an intrusion, allowing an effective response. While there are a number of options available for perimeter security, using a thermal video camera with video analytics has become a strong contender for best-of-breed in this area. Thermal video analytic cameras operate day or night, and can “see” what the eye would miss, even over large outdoor areas in complete darkness.
Thermal Video Camera for Perimeter Security – New Developments
Recent developments in thermal video camera processing take perimeter security to a whole new level with unparalleled video analytic accuracy and clearer thermal images at costs that bring these capabilities to mainstream prices. Thermal video analytic cameras now operate among environmental factors such as rain, humidity, fog and bright sun, which in the past yielded poor images, nuisance alerts and mis-detects.
A new generation of thermal cameras now uses a high degree of on-board image processing to exaggerate small differences between the temperature of an intruder and the background, presenting a thermal image in a way that is optimized for the eye to see even in less than ideal conditions. The same image processing also provides more detailed information for making more accurate video content analysis.
Long-Range Thermal Video Cameras Impact on Cost
Greater detection range and area coverage also yield a direct economic benefit: Fewer cameras are needed to protect even larger outdoor areas, with a proportional decrease in the amount of supporting infrastructure and installation expense. In fact, cost advantages now make it possible to introduce the highest levels of thermal video analytics to a whole new range of mainstream perimeter security applications.
You can see a comparison of thermal camera solutions in the following comparison video. Click to watch and listen: