Thermal imaging has been around for decades, but until recently it was only affordable for the Government and the Military. However technological advances have changed all that and now everyday people can buy thermal products at affordable prices.
The picture you see above was shot with a thermal product. The image is based on the heat an object gives off. The heat measuring capacity of the microbolometer, which is the main item in the unit, can be as fine as 0.07 of a degree. In the photo showing wild pigs in the forest, everything has a different temperature; the trees, the grass, the pig's eyes, the pig's legs and so on. The photo you see is a made up of all those different temperatures. Even if there was fog or smoke covering that scene, you would still see the pigs with the thermal because of the temperature differences. It is truly fantastic technology!
The Pulsar brand, which we represent in Australia, is the world leader in consumer thermal imaging products. The quality of Pulsar is so good that it is used extensively throughout Australia by Search and Rescue, National Parks, Border Force, Police, Security, Wildlife protection, Feral Animal Control and many other groups.
Check out the specs in our product descriptions and the images and videos on our Facebook pages; you will be amazed at what you can see and do!