New Saros range coming from FLIR

FLIR will launch a new camera range under the name Saros this year, which will include a thermal sensor, analytics and an optical sensor.

“Saros is really a product that was created to target that mainstream perimeter protection market directly, by combining a lot of technologies into a single, unified device. Everything is fully integrated, everything works together,” Brian Karas, FLIR’s director of vertical market development, told Security Systems News.

“Integrators don’t have to worry about choosing the right compatible equipment and synchronizing a thermal camera field of view and an optical camera field of view and bolting all of this stuff to the wall of a building.”

According to Karas, FLIR has solutions that fit larger applications, like prisons or airports, but those products are not well-suited for the SMB space.

“A lot of those products were somewhat too expensive for a car dealership … or a landscape supplier that has inventory outside and has some risk of theft but can’t afford to spend tons of money on a protection solution,” Karas said.

“What led to the creation of Saros is we’ve combined some of our lower cost, lower resolution thermal sensors with our own in-house analytics algorithms, and then an optical sensor as well. So, we’ve created this device that allows you to get really good detection from the thermal and analytics, and really good detail from the benefit of having a 1080p or a 4K imager on board.

“Something else that I think really differentiates Saros is that it has 2 thermal sensors; it’s basically a thermal multi-image. So, it gives a 90-degree-wide field of view, but also gives a strong detection range of up to 50 metres. By bringing all of that together it helps reduce design complexity for integrators,” Karas said.