IROD – Superior when it Comes to Range

IROD (InfraRed Object Detection) is a modularly built, high-resolution thermal image monitoring system with manual intervention options. It provides the securing of extensive outdoor areas and security zones even at night as under bad viewing conditions.The intrusion and movement of unauthorised persons or vehicles can be reliably detected and documented.

As a passive infrared system, IROD works according to the following principle: All bodies emit thermal radiation depending on their temperature, whose intensity can be made visible by infrared cameras. Thus, the thermal radiation of persons or vehicles ensures, for example, that these can be detected even in complete darkness. IROD combines cutting-edge thermal imaging cameras with real-time image processing. Depending on the security task and associated requirements, the system can be configured customer-specifically and integrated into higher-level security systems.

Functions and Features

  • Monitoring of large areas with high geometrical resolution
  • With the aid of a pan / tilt head can already be used with a thermographic camera
  • Automatic scanning of several defined monitoring sectors
  • Short cycle times
  • Very high positioning accuracy and repeatability
  • Switch over to manual control for monitoring suspicious persons or objects
  • Implemented tracking option
  • High ranges up to 18 km (vehicle detection range) and up to 15 km (personnel detection range)
  • Acoustic and graphic temperature alarm
  • Choice between single and multiple camera system (visible light / infrared) 
  • Merging function through combination with a visual camera including zoom
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InfraTec infrared LLC
75024 Plano, TXUSA

High-end Camera Technology

  • Equipped, depending on the requirement, with robust, uncooled microbolometer cameras or highly-sensitive, cooled thermal imaging systems
  • Detector resolutions of (640 × 480) to (1,920 × 1,536) IR pixels (Full HD thermography)
  • Lens range including very light-sensitive f/1.0-teleoptics with fixed focal length for the uncooled camera system VarioCAM® High Definition as well as 30× zoom lenses (motorised) of the ImageIR® series
  • Provision of proven permanent application solutions also for surveillance and monitoring tasks based on many years of experience in the production of turnkey solutions even for extreme environmental conditions

General Performance Parameters

Spectral range* (2.0 ... 5.7) μm / (7.0 ... 14) μm
Detector format (IR pixels) (640 × 480) to (1,920 × 1,536)
Operating temperature range (-35 ... 55) °C
Range performance* Detection range for vehicles up to 18 km, for persons up to 15 km
Installation Fixed field of view or pan / tilt head (for multiple monitoring sectors)
Monitored field of view Approx. (0 ... 360) °C, depending on installation
Monitoring cycle Approx. (1 ... 60) s, depending on field of view



Control Unit

  • Can be used with stationary (desktop PC) and mobile (notebook, tablet) terminal equipment
  • PC supported with integrated archiving unit
  • Compatible with all camera types including ImageIR® and VarioCAM® High Definition
  • Pan / tilt head can be operated conveniently via software
Automatic object monitoring system IROD - Picture Credits: At Sohl © iStock

The Outdoor Unit – Fully Protected for Harsh Environmental Conditions

Depending on the measurement and inspection task, thermal imaging cameras are exposed to a wide range of environmental conditions. Dirt, water, climatic or mechanical extremes place high demands on the sustained precision and reliability of the devices. Based on experience from 30 years of thermographic practice, InfraTec has developed protective housings adapted to extremely different situations on site.

Light aluminium structure or solid stainless steel cover, thermal imaging camera individually or together with visual camera, integrated purge air supply or active air cooling, infrared special foil or germanium window – depending on the purpose, solutions are available, which perfectly match the conditions of the monitoring area and the measurement object. Both the thermal imaging cameras with cooled detectors from the ImageIR® series as well as the VarioCAM® High Definition series with uncooled microbolometer detectors can be equipped with a wide range of protective housings.

Housing Protects Against

  • Penetration of dust and splashing water
  • Mechanical damage
  • Moderate, temporary heat

Other Mounting Options

  • Roof construction for vehicle-based property protection
  • Airborne thermography via Gimbal system

Protective Housing

The production of the InfraTec protective housing depends on the ambient conditions, under which the monitoring system is to be used. Users can choose between standardised and individual protective housings.

  • Protective housing for a thermographic camera
  • Protective housing for a thermographic camera and visual camera
  • Combination of different types of protective housings incl. pan/tilt head
  • Special protective housing (individual production)
Special protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Special protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Special protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec

IROD-Software – Efficient, Detailed and User-friendly

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  • Continuous display of current thermal images of all sections (mosaic-overview)
  • Simultaneous display of live image (thermal image and colour video)
  • Camera and system status indication 
  • Merging of live images of thermographic and video camera
  • Recording of maximum, minimum and average temperature of each section due to individual configuration
  • Graphics of temperature-time profile of all sections
  • Logging of operations
  • Filing of image data
  • Possibility of tracking in addition to fully automated queries
  • Location-independent use of the PC-based system; can be used both stationary (desktop PC) and mobile (notebook, tablet)

Use of IROD for these Industries & Applications

  • thermal imaging for security tasks
    Security Applications

    Security Applications

    Observation tasks for applications like investigation, remote surveillance, border guard and the protection of critical infrastructure are great challenges for the related authorities. Powerful infrared cameras are getting more and more indispensable nowadays.

  • thermal imaging in chemical industry
    Chemical Industry

    Chemical Industry

    Systematically control reactive process heat and display with infrared camera systems of InfraTec.

Further Areas of Application

  • Border security
  • Critical infrastructure (e. g. harbours, airports), tunnels, railway premises
  • Surveillance of security zones or outdoor areas at night and under bad viewing conditions
  • Documentation of unauthorised intrusion of persons and vehicles
  • Fully-automatic operation without the constant presence of operating personnel
  • Adaptation to changed terrain conditions by the user
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Comprehensive Service from InfraTec

Comprehensive Service

Our Company’s own service department accompanies you even with complex automation solutions far beyond the actual sale. In the event of malfunctions, your enquiry is forwarded directly to the employees via a hotline. By remote maintenance, you will receive an initial diagnosis. Together with you, we analyse the cause of the problem and quickly find a solution.

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InfraTec Service – Technical Support

InfraTec Service – Technical Support

For more than 30 years, InfraTec has been implementing thermographic solutions with partners worldwide. Based on this wealth of experience, a thorough analysis of the initial situation is one of the first steps in cooperation. We prepare feasibility analyses and advise you on the planning of your future thermographic system. Afterwards, you will receive an offer adapted to your specific requirements.

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Training of your Employees

Training of your Employees

In our training centre in Dresden, you can attend practical thermography training courses. After the transfer of the turnkey system, upon request qualified employees of our service team will introduce you step by step to your automation solution and instruct future users on your premises.

Camera protective housing for infrared cameras by InfraTec
Wide Range of Protective Housings

Wide Range of Protective Housings

The InfraTec product range includes numerous protective housings. The all-weather and robust metal housings allow the use of the thermographic cameras in harsh environments and protect against mechanical stress, dust and splash water. Depending on requirements, users can also choose ATEX-certified protective housings that can be used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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InfraTec IR Camera Equipment

InfraTec offers high-quality accessories for all camera series. This allows users to flexibly adapt their camera to changing test and measurement environments and optimize it for daily indoor and outdoor use. The corresponding components are specially designed for the corresponding model and open up new possibilities – for current applications and new tasks.

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