Infrared cameras
for protecting borders

Monitoring country borders and the related hinterland are essential components of contemporary homeland security. Operational areas include:

  • Long-distance observation and surveillance of specific border sections
  • Detection, recognition and tracking of suspicious vehicles or persons close to a borderline
  • Pursuing illegal activities in sometimes complex and inaccessible areas beyond the actual border

Details about this application

Protecting territory efficiently

Powerful infrared cameras like VarioVIEW™ 75 or VarioVIEW™ 150 are proven performers and efficient tools for this application area. More than 300 units for the EU-supported BOMUK and EUBAM missions in the Ukraine and Moldavia are an outstanding reference.

VarioVIEW is used for:

  • Surveying of border sections at any time, also in densely wooded, inaccessible areas or borderline waters
  • Tracking of person-related or vehicle activities over a distance of several kilometers
  • Documentation of illegal border activities

By utilising long-distance range performance and high spatial detector resolution both open and covered remote reconnaissance missions can be realised 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-vistion 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 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 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 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.

Case study

Ukrainian Border Protection

Border Protection in the Ukraine

The implementation of the BOMUK project utilising VarioVIEW™ thermal cameras

For a couple of years the European Union (EU) is upgrading its Schengen treaty borderline by the means of selective personal and technical measures. Numerous projects have improved the general border security significantly by implementing state-of-the-art technologies. This process has not been totally finished, however. Next to the protected Schengen borderlines the EU is also looking beyond. The Ukraine is one of the countries the EU selected to improve the local border protection authorities.

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