FLIR Systems has unveiled 3 low-cost thermal camera lines at ISC West with MSRPs starting at $US499, as well as a cloud model, and announced an NVR. 

FLIR’s lineup includes 12 new models ranging from the BT-Series mini-bullets with 50-degree and 25-degree fields of view, to the DT-Series PTZ cameras with sensor resolutions around VGA and fields of view down to 9-degrees.

It’s a serious move from FLIR, which is making good on its promise to carry thermal camera technology into verticals like small commercial and residential markets. If prices continue to sharpen, it’s also possible thermal cameras could be seen in alarm sensors in years to come. 

The decision to build low cost thermal can’t be seen outside the context of the company’s FLIR Cloud solution, which allows end users to access imagery from cameras using any internet connected device – remote workstation, tablet, smart phone. 

Apps include cloud video activity synopses and mobile alerts, scheduled backups to offsite cloud servers, smart video analytics, and remote playback of video stored in the cloud, according the company.

Supporting these cameras and their remote applications will be FLIR’s DNR400 Series NVR, with a release date around July 2014. The DNR400 is expected to be just the first of a family of NVRs from FLIR.