New cameras for fire detection and condition monitoring

The FLIR A500f and A700f Advanced Smart sensor by Teledyne FLIR are ruggedised thermal cameras featuring high-temperature detection for extreme environments providing on-camera analytics and alarm capabilities. The cameras are excellent for industrial early fire detection or outdoor condition monitoring applications. Together with enhanced spot, line, area, polygon, and polyline analytic functions that enhance the definition of areas of interest and object curvatures, the devices help commercial and industrial organisations protect assets, improve safety, maximise uptime, and minimise maintenance costs.

For early fire detection, these thermal cameras can quickly recognise increased temperatures related to potentially dangerous conditions. If smoke is present, the cameras can provide increased awareness for decision-makers to accurately assess and address incidents. Both cameras feature Flexible Scene Enhancement (FSX) technology, found on the FLIR K-Series handheld firefighting devices. The result is an ultra-sharp, finer-textured image that reveals subtler edge details supplied by the embedded, visible camera onto the thermal image, allowing operators to identify objects and people more easily.

Providing a protective IP67-rated housing created to withstand temperatures between -30C to 50C (-22F to 112F), the cameras are created for harsh environments and discreet enough to deter theft. The cameras employ a single PoE cable for both power and communication, helping to further reduce points of potential failure.

The cameras provide superior thermal imaging capability with a resolution of 464 x 348 (161,472) for the A500f and 640 x 480 (307,200) thermal pixel resolution for the A700f. Users can expect a ±2C (±‐3.6F) temperature measurement accuracy.

The A500f has a temperature detection range of -20C to 1500C (-4F to 2732F), while the A700f provides a temperature range of 20C to 2000C (68F to 3632F) for detecting chemical fires and other extreme industrial fire conditions.

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