Thermal for the Masses: FLIR Systems New TCX Thermal Mini Bullet
FLIR, distributed locally by QSS, will release its new TCX thermal mini bullet camera at this year's IFSEC exhibition in London.
The FLIR TCX security camera combines 24/7 high-contrast thermal video and high-performance built-in video motion detection with a level of affordability that the industry has never seen. FLIR TCX is powered by the company's revolutionary Lepton camera core. The TCX is not available locally and there's no local pricing yet but in line with FLIR's current wider market play, it's likely to be sharp as a tack.
FLIR says TCX outperforms visible-light security cameras by providing the advantage of seeing clearly in complete darkness without any illumination, in bright sunlight, through smoke, dust or even light fog – enhancing accuracy and dramatically reducing false alarms. Flexible for integration in any environment, indoors and out – even in temperatures as cold as -40°C – FLIR TCX is ideal for ensuring safety of public buildings, industrial facilities, large and small businesses, or residential areas.
Featuring both intrusion detection and accurate video alarm verification in one device, FLIR TCX supports lighting control, people counting, retail traffic flow, and queue management, and enables a whole range of other applications including intrusion/presence detection: vehicles, people, animals, video alarm verification, night vision – 24/7 CCTV, residential security, short-range perimeter security, safety and fire assessment
“Whether you're a small business looking for intrusion detection and video alarm verification, a retail company looking for a solution to monitor customer traffic flow, or a small business trying to prevent break-ins, the TCX Mini Bullet is an extremely accurate solution,” said John Distelzweig, vice president and general manager of FLIR Security. “As a leader in thermal security, FLIR is advancing the technology in such a way that makes thermal cameras accessible for anyone.”
At IFSEC 2015, FLIR will also present a number of innovations, which the company has recently added to its full line of security cameras, recorders, and software. One of these innovations is the FLIR FX, a compact, versatile Wi-Fi-enabled HD camera that integrates unique cloud-based analytics and flexible application-specific mounts. FLIR FX optional accessory mounts facilitate use in an array of applications including in-home monitoring, outdoor security, sports activity and vehicle dash-camera recording.
Users can stream live video to a smartphone or tablet, record video to a Micro-SD card, review events that are recorded utilizing motion detection algorithms, communicate with two-way audio, and quickly review hours of video with FLIR's Cloud-based RapidRecap capability. If anyone was wondering, all this suggests FLIR is a genuine player in the video surveillance, intrusion detection and home automation markets.♦