Why use thermal imaging ?


Thermal imaging cameras are able to produce a crisp image in the darkest of nights. Thanks to special calibration, some thermal imaging cameras are also able to measure temperatures in a non-contact mode.

All this makes them extremely suitable for a wide variety of applications.

Thermal imaging cameras can help you save money. And even more importantly, thermal imaging cameras can help to save lives.



In industrial environments thermal imaging is being used for finding hot-spots that can lead to failures in electrical and mechanical installations.  Electrical cabinets and motor control centers are regularly scanned with a thermal imaging camera. By detecting anomalies at an early stage production breakdowns can be avoided and money can be saved.



Building professionals look for insulation losses and other building related defects with a thermal imaging camera. Finding insulation losses and repairing them can mean huge energy savings.

border security 

Border security 

Border security specialists protect their country’s border against smugglers and other intruders. With a thermal imaging camera they are able to see a man at a distance of 20 kilometers away in total darkness.

Commercial security 

Commercial security 

Our security customers benefit from thermal imaging cameras because they help them to secure facilities like ports, airports, nuclear facilities, warehouses, estates and many more against intruders.



Thermal imaging also plays a pivotal role in both applied and fundamental R&D. It can speed up the design cycle so that products can go to market faster. For these demanding applications FLIR Systems markets extremely high performance thermal imaging cameras.



On both yachts and commercial vessels, FLIR thermal imaging cameras are being used for night time navigation, shipboard security, man-overboard situations and anti-piracy.



FLIR thermal imaging cameras are installed in cars for driver vision enhancement. They help the driver to see up to 4 times further than headlights. They are also installed in specialty vehicles such as fire-trucks, mining and military vehicles.



Thermal imaging cameras are also installed to continuously monitor production processes and to avoid fires.

Law Enforcement 

Law enforcement 

Police officers use the power of thermal imaging to see without being seen. They can easily find suspects in total darkness without giving away their position.


Gas detection 

Gas leaks can also be detected seamlessly with a thermal imaging camera.



Outdoor enthusiasts can see clearly at night with the help of a thermal imaging camera.



Firefighters are able to see through smoke. It helps them to find victims in a smoke filled room and also to see if fires are well extinguished. It helps them to save lives.


Cores & components 

FLIR Systems also markets a wide variety of thermal imaging cores that other manufacturers integrate in their own products.



Under the Extech brand, we are marketing a full line of test and measurement equipment.