Search and Rescue
With over 1200 people assisted by UK-based Mountain Search and Rescue teams in 2014 alone, it is clear that these groups are crucially important to ensuring the safety of individuals at peril in the great outdoors. Whilst they already carry out a difficult enough task, their efforts are, however, only hindered by the vastness of the areas that operations take place and the poor conditions they are often conducted in. This regularly means that locating the person to be rescued becomes an arduous task and may take a considerable amount of time. In adverse conditions, this could be time that the person does not have.
How do Thermal Infrared Cameras help?
An infrared thermal imaging camera can assist Search and Rescue teams in overcoming the issues that a large area and poor visibility pose to the operation. By quickly picking up the infrared heat signature emitted by the target individual or group, a thermal camera can save a lot of time and human resources in locating a casualty at both land and sea. We stock some of the most high-powered commercially available thermal cameras to give teams the best chance of locating their target, whatever the situation.