FLIR is a brand that has been well-known in the fire fighting sector for many years. Last year, the company re-entered the equipment market with its new FLIR K-Series range based on its proven detector technology; and thanks to economies of scale, the result for fire fighters is a range of thermal imaging cameras that represent exceptional value for money.
Two models complete the FLIR K-Series range. FLIR K40 has a 240 3 180 pixel array and, for those who require the best image clarity, the FLIR K50 boosts the resolution to 320 3 240. Both models have a bright 4” LCD display, will withstand a drop of two metres onto a concrete floor and are water resistant to IP67.
Although primarily designed for fire attack, the FLIR K-Series is also eminently suited to use in any search and rescue situation. Up to 200 thermal images can be stored in-camera and later used in a post-incident report. Five imaging options in both models allow the user to shift thermal sensitivity and effective temperature range modes to help speed up tactical decision and the search for survivors.
‘Thermal imaging basic’ is ideal for initially sizing up the fire scene and fire attack; ‘greyscale’ does a similar job for those who prefer an image free from colour; ‘fire mode’ improves sensitivity in high scene temperatures and ‘SAR’ optimises the palette to assist in pinpointing the location of a fire victim. And in ‘heat detection mode’ the hottest spots are highlighted in colour.
In common with all FLIR models, every FLIR K-Series thermal imaging camera carries a two year product warranty that complements its ten year detector warranty. Users just need to register their camera on the FLIR website in order to benefit from this warranty.
For more information, go to www.flir.com