Infrared cameras
for remote surveillance

Monitoring distant vehicles, persons or buildings is a application field dominated by infrared cameras. The advantages are:

  • Very obvious range performance advantages against tube-based night vision
  • 24/7 observation option during fog, through smoke and under any illumination conditions
  • Completely passive technology which escapes counter intelligence activities

Details about this application

Always a perfect overview

Due to the current global security situation, the capabilities of units which have to approach this by the means of remote surveillance must be increased. To minimize the risk of counter intelligence detection and perception by the observed persons or vehicles, an excellent range performance is indispensable. Top-class infrared cameras such as the VarioVIEW™ 75 or the VarioVIEW™ 150 are very efficient operating resources and proven performers.

They are used for:

  • 24/7 surveillance of rural and urban operation areas
  • Tracking and pursuing of person- and vehicle-related activities over a several km distance
  • Long-term observation of certain buildings or facilities regarding structural alterations


By utilizing long-distance range performance and high spatial detector resolution both open and covered remote reconnaissance missions can be realized with this FLIR (=Forward Looking InfraRed). Local illumination or other disturbing factors such as fog or smoke are not an essential obstacle – another advantage of infrared technology versus conventional night-vision devices.

VarioVIEW™ is more than just a binocular FLIR. 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. 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, tough camera body and a choice of lenses offered. It also allows perfect integration into all kinds of ground vehicles, boats, vessels and airborne vehicles. The big choice of electronical interfaces allows tailoring various options for remote control and image acquisition.

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 900
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 900

    Smallest thermal marks on large-scale or at long distance measuring objects can be detected exactly with 3.1 megapixels.

  • 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 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 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 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 hp Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR 8300 hp Series

    Measure infrared full frame frequencies with up to 350 Hz.

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

    Resolve details most detailed and measure at high speed.

  • 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.