City areas lacking sufficient illumination have a higher criminality rate, and they require more manpower to monitor. The installation of lighting and daylight cameras can be a lengthy and expensive process, due to the size of the areas and regulation with regard to privacy. Thermal Imaging surveillance systems are a fast, economical and ideal solution to increase security and protect citizens' lives and property in those areas through prevention and a faster response in critical situations.
Intrusion prevention and detection work in and around power plants, industrial areas, dams, airports and other large infrastructure is challenging due to the special characteristics of these environments such as their size, lighting conditions and terrain. Thermal Imaging systems can cover long ranges up to 20 kilometers, and serve both as early warning detection systems and as intrusion monitoring cameras. They function uninterrupted by harsh environmental and climatic conditions.
Borders and coastlines often have a complex terrain spanning vast areas with various and harsh weather conditions. Ordinary monitoring systems cannot withstand all weather conditions, and fail to meet long range intrusion detection requirements. While thermal (infrared) imaging systems has long detection & recognition range and can be operated and functioned in extreme weather conditions day and night. So, it is very easy to identify the infrared spectral characteristics of targets. This makes thermal imaging systems an ideal choice for long range reconnaissance and detection in border zones.
The infrared thermal imaging detectors and modules can be integrated into fixed or hand-held devices and applied to commercial ships, government ships, fishing boats and cruise ships. It can detect water area in a long range without fear of total darkness, rain, fog and sun glare. It is especially suitable for night navigation, anti-collision, anti piracy and search & rescue of drowning personnel.
Coal mine safety is important but very difficult due to the harsh smoggy, dusty and dark environment below the mine. Thanks to the thermal imaging technology, now the IR stationary monitoring systems, portable thermal imagers, and even robots with IR function integrated are applied in coal mine to inspect hidden fire source, flooded locations, motorized equipment, etc, getting rid of the risk in the eradication of the original.