Driving in the dark can severely limit visibility, making driving difficult and dangerous.
While camera monitor systems can eliminate blind spots, a blanket of darkness, smoke, dust or fog can further reduce driver vision. This is especially problematic for the emergency services, military, construction, mining and quarry industries. This is when a thermal imaging camera is needed to eliminate fog, darkness, smoke, dust and other earthly elements that disable sight.
Brigade’s PathFindIR, thermal imaging camera detects differences in temperature, displaying images on a monitor and providing drivers with increased vision. The technology enables drivers to see objects and pedestrians up to 800 metres away or five times further than headlights. This improved visibility increases reaction times, allowing the driver to assess the situation quickly.
Incidents due to poor visibility
- Accidents due to not seeing people in dark conditions
- Collisions with other vehicles
- Collisions with debris in the road
Thermal imaging benefits
- See without being seen, ideal for the military and emergency services.
- Improved visibility in poor weather and low lit conditions
- Improved reaction times
- See people or animals hidden in shadows or bushes
- Excellent image quality
- Incorporates an uncooled 320x240pixel microbolometer
- Maintenance free system
- Crisp video images
- 19mm wide angle lens
- Extremely rugged
- Protected against humidity and water
- Can be pressure washed
- Operating temperature between -40˚C and +80˚C
- Automatic built in heater to defrost it’s protective window
- Extremely compact (58x57x72mm)
- Weighs only 360g