FLIR, the company which invented infrared cameras in the 1960s, has released an easy to read 24-page guide entitled ‘12 things to know before buying an IR camera.’
Available free on request at FLIR Systems Australia ’s website - the company encourages potential IR users to do some basic research which it says ‘ could save you a lot of money and work in the long run.’
The booklet is written in common-use language and is (mostly) free from jargon. It takes readers through basic IR camera questions, including:
- Ensure the camera can produce accurate, repeatable results (to within 2% accuracy)
- Buy a camera that outputs standard jpeg format
- Buy a camera with high definition resolution and image quality
- Make sure the camera has a rechargeable battery and that it comes with a spare and a charger
As leaders in IR cameras, FLIR says in summary: “We know that as more and more manufacturers enter the market, the choice of what to buy can become harder, if not more confusing, to make.