Thermal Surveillance Cameras: A Security Superpower

Thermal cameras give you the power to see what the naked eye can't.

August 17, 2021
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3
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By
Kailey Boucher
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Learning and Development Content Writer
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LiveView Technologies

If you could have any superpower, what would you choose? Well, LiveView Technologies can’t give you the ability to fly or become invisible, but we can give you thermal security cameras. That’s right, thermal cameras bring a superpower to your security game—they allow you to see heat radiation that your eyes can’t detect! If thermal imaging isn’t already a part of your security lineup, this article might convince you that it’s time to look into adding it. 

Detection in low-light scenarios

According to the U.S Department of Justice, 24% of all violent crimes committed by adult offenders occur between 8 p.m. and midnight. It’s not surprising that such a high percentage of crime happens when there is low light; criminals assume people are less likely to see the crime occur. While this may be true in some cases, it’s not true if an area is monitored with thermal sensors. Low light doesn’t pose a problem for thermal imaging. Whether the sun is shining or it’s pitch black outside, if a hotspot shows up in your thermal camera’s range of detection, you will know about it.

Camouflage-proof

Camouflage isn’t a problem for thermal camera sensors either. Whether an animal is camouflaged by the foliage on your site or a burglar is wearing an outfit that makes them hard to spot, a thermal imaging camera will allow your eyes to see what they might otherwise miss. One LVT client had a big problem with deer sneaking into their gardens—it was costing them hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. Thanks to our cameras, that client can now see and scare off deer before they cause damage to the gardens.

Wide detection range

Another benefit of thermal cameras is that they have a reliable human detection range of hundreds of feet. With just one LVT Unit with thermal imaging cameras, you can monitor hundreds of square feet and receive alerts if someone (or something) does appear on your site. Plus, when you combine the power of thermal sensors with our LVT Units, you can scare off any detected intruders with flashing lights, warnings, and tons of other state-of-the-art features. 

Monitor for flames and hot spots

If you monitor large plots of land, you know that fire can be a massive threat. The ability to monitor for hot spots can help you prevent fires, save hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential damage, and even save lives. Thermal imaging gives you that ability. For one LVT client, we combined the power of our thermal surveillance cameras with our alerting software and set up custom alerts about hotspots that are 251° Fahrenheit or more. These custom alerts allow the client to monitor over 330 acres of land and prevent deadly fires before they happen. 

If you could be given a superpower, wouldn’t you jump at the opportunity? Thermal sensors give you a real-life superpower—the power to see what your naked eye can’t. If thermal cameras aren’t a part of your security and surveillance efforts, it’s time to add the superpower that is thermal imaging to your fleet.

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