White Paper | January 4, 2012

Thermal Network Cameras: Performance Considerations For Intelligent Video

Source: Axis Communications

Thermal cameras have many advantages, such as allowing users to detect people, objects, and incidents in complete darkness and difficult conditions such as smoke, haze, dust, and light fog. Eliminating the need for flood lights, they reduce light pollution. In addition, a thermal camera is a reliable platform for integrating intelligent software applications. A conventional network camera reacts to changes in the captured image and can, for example, be disturbed by shades and back lighting. A thermal network camera detects the thermal radiation from the object, which is a more static parameter compared to visual changes in an image.

Axis thermal network cameras are an excellent complement to existing video surveillance installations as they expand the system's video analytic capabilities. They can be used for perimeter and area protection, such as thermal fences, providing discreet and cost-effective detection, enhancing building security, and emergency management.