Infrared cameras
for investigations

Progressive infrared technology expands the options of crime police investigation work:

  • Very obvious range performance advantages against tube-based night vision
  • Usable under any light conditions
  • Completely passive technology

Details about this application

The quick and proof positive track to the alleged criminal

In these days crime police investigations require more intricate and evidential tools than ever. State-of-the-art observational technology is a must to fulfill the complex judicial and tactical tasks required nowadays. Infared cameras such as VarioVIEW™ provide very useful infrared image data even under pitch black observing conditions.

The tactical scenarios cover:

  • Finding and tracing of suspects
  • Identification of persons and vehicles
  • Search for crime victims


By utilising a long range performance and high detector resolution both open and covered investigation is possible via extended distances. Local light sources do not create obstacles or glare – another advantage against conventional night vision.

VarioVIEW™ is more than just a binocular thermal sight. Image data may be observed via the ergonomic OLED viewfinder, but can be relayed via its video interface, SD slot or FireWire interface. In combination with the InfraTec IRBIS ® 3 remote software package a complete remote operation of all device functions is possible – another VarioVIEW™ advantage for deployed observations.

With the InfraTec mobileIR M8 simple observation tasks can be achieved which require a small and inconspicuous infrared device. The camcorder-style design of the handheld VarioCAM ® hr inspect cameras is very useful for covered investigation work, their exchangeable-lens system creates a variety of different field-of-views and spatial resolutions, this will match any tactical situation. The VarioCAM ® hr head is the right choice for those who only intend to operate via deployed 24/7 operations – this is supported by the very compact camera body and a choice of lenses offered and electronical interfaces.The extremely compact PIR uc 25 and PIR uc 180 are perfectly suited for covered indoor surveillance, their low weight also allows mounting them on UAVs.

Infrared cameras for this application

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 10300 Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 10300 Series

    Measure extremely small micron sized structures on large targets.

  • Infrared camera VarioVIEW 150
    Infrared camera VarioVIEW 150

    Among all uncooled thermal imagers this device offers the best range performance and unsurpassed image resolution.

  • Infrared camera VarioVIEW 75
    Infrared camera VarioVIEW 75

    More than just a multi-purpose solution, outstanding thermal and geometrical resolution offer perfect thermal image quality under any conditions.

  • Infrared camera ViewIR® 60
    Infrared camera ViewIR ® 60

    The perfect combination of mobility and resolution.

  • Infrared camera Nyxus Bird
    Infrared camera Nyxus Bird

    Two in one: Thermal imager and optical daylight channel. Outstanding compact construction and full range of features incl. GPS, digital compass and laser rangefinder.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD head 800
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 800

    The uncooled industrial camera offers stationary long-term operation for demanding monitoring tasks.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD head 700
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 700

    This uncooled infrared camera camera is applicable for stationary long-term operation for demanding monitoring tasks in industry and research.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD head 700
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 700

    This uncooled infrared camera camera is applicable for stationary long-term operation for demanding monitoring tasks in industry and research.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD head 600
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 600

    The robust light metal housing, high geometric and excellent thermal resolution as well as a number of interfaces enable for stationary long-term operation for demanding monitoring tasks even under harsh environmental conditions.

  • VarioCAM® HDx head 600 security
    VarioCAM ® HDx head 600 security

    Even the entry model to thermography-based solutions for security and surveillance applications at high-end level impresses with its noiseless long-term continuous operation.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD inspect 900
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD inspect 900

    3.1 megapixels guarantees precise infrared recordings in brilliant photographic quality.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD inspect 800
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD inspect 800

    The ergonomic design of this professional system allows for fatigue-proof, mobile use and supplies precise and razor-sharp infrared recordings even under harsh environmental conditions.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD insepct 700
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD insepct 700

    Designed for professional users, this thermographic system provides precise measuring results and its robust light metal housing guarantees for long-term operation even under harsh industrial environments.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD inspect 600
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD research 600

    High geometric and best thermal resolution as well as excellent handling and extensive features allow its use for demanding inspection tasks.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 9300 Serie
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 9300 Serie

    Measure smallest details with highest geometrical resolution.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 8800 Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 8800 Series

    Measure lowest temperature differences of smallest details with highest geometric resolution.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 8300 Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 8300 Series

    Resolve details most detailed and measure at high speed.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR 8300 hp Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR 8300 hp Series

    Measure infrared full frame frequencies with up to 350 Hz.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 7300 Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 7300 Series

    Operate with material specific spectral thermography at large image format.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 8300/9300 Z Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 8300/9300 Z Series

    The high-end infrared cameras ImageIR ® 8300/9300 Z with 30x zoom lens for an effortless handling of complex reconnaissance and surveillance tasks.

  • Infrared camera PIR uc 25
    Infrared camera PIR uc 25

    Rugged infrared camera for stationary usage in industry.

  • Infrared camera PIR uc 180
    Infrared camera PIR uc 180

    Use the infrared camera for real-time image acquisition.

Case study


InfraTec vehicle-bound mobile surveillance solution

Vehicle-Bound Mobile Surveillance Solution with
VarioCAM ® hr head

2012 marked an important milestone for the Eastern European Countries of Poland and the Ukraine – the jointly organized UEFA European Football Championship 2012. While this kind of events generate a wide public attraction there are certain background activities which contribute to a seamless progress significantly: Security and logistics are two core tasks to be handled by the relevant local authorities.

InfraTec Vehicle-Bound Mobile Surveillance Solution with VarioCAM ® hr head