Ruff Ride Thermal
PTZ Camera


Weatherproof Mobile Thermal PTZ with Vibration Dampening System

  • Flir Thermal Camera Module
  • Detection Distance out to 6500 ft
  • IP67Rated
  • 10.8 – 28v DC
  • 36x Day time camera

Ruff Ride Thermal PTZ Camera

36X Color Zoom Camera – PLUS – Thermal Imager

Rugged Cams has a new version of our popular Ruff Ride Mobile PTZ: The Ruff Ride Thermal PTZ! Can be used Mobile or Stationary Mounted!

This is the newest member of the Ruff Ride Family of Mobile PTZ Cameras that has a Dual Payload: a 36X Color Zoom camera – combined with a High Sensitivity Thermal Imaging camera. We also give you 3 outputs for this camera – Visual Video / Thermal Video / and a Switching Output that switches back & forth between the two camera types.

The Thermal Imager camera has two selectable modes for seeing the thermal heat signatures: Black Hot and White Hot. Each type can be selected according to preference, or to help distinguish in cool or hot environments.

Other Standard features include; Aluminum case rated to IP67, Surge & Lightning protection, Built-in Defogging system (working temperatures from -20C to +55C), Dampening System (bottom plate with springs and vibration dampeners), to smooth out rough roads or vibrations, and image flip for when you need to mount it upside down. (see Specs for even more features)

If you are not yet familiar with Thermal Imaging cameras, then you are about to learn just how useful they are.

A normal camera can be blinded by snow, rain or the glare from a puddle of water. In fact, even fog can render a normal camera ineffective. The Ruff Ride Thermal PTZ can see through challenging conditions and effectively guard areas in just about any weather.

Thermal Imaging cameras excel at night. Excess heat has dissipated after nightfall and the contrast between warm bodies and hot engines against background heat is much more evident.

Thermal Imaging cameras can also see heat at great distances. Your normal security camera that uses Infrared Lighting will only illuminate a small area in front of the camera. But a Thermal camera does not need any type of lighting and does not care if it is totally dark.

Thermal cameras are used extensively in Marine environments and on ships and tugboats, but are also great at monitoring storage yards, railroad yards, perimeter fencing, roadways and any other locations that need to be able to detect people and vehicles or vessels at long distances.

The Ruff Ride Thermal PTZ can be ordered with either a 19mm medium distance lens or a 40mm long distance Thermal Imager lens (the Color Zoom Camera has a SONY EX-View HAD CCD 36X Zoom Module – 3.5mm to 98mm lens – and 12X Digital Zoom).

The Ruff Ride Mobile Thermal PTZ also has a “SAFE” Mode that hides both cameras away during bright light or other hazardous events.

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Image Sensor 1/4” SONY EX-View HAD CCD
Effective Pixel PAL: 752(H)×582(V); NTSC:768(H)×494(V)
Resolution 550 TVL
Optical Zoom 36X
Digital Zoom 12X
Min Illumination Color: 0.25lux; Mono:0.0015lux
White Balance Auto
Focus Auto/Manual
IRIS Auto/Manual
S/N Ratio Not less than 50DB
BLC On/Off
Video System PAL/NTSC
Image Stabilization On/Off
Digital Noise Reduction 1-5 Steps / Off
Day/Night Yes
Lens f=3.5mm(wide)-98mm(tele), F1.35-3.7
View Angle 55.8°(wide)–2.1°(tele)
Pan Tilt Zoom
Pan Range 360° continuous
Pan Speed Control speed: 0.04° -90°/s; Preset speed: 120°/s
Tilt Range -15°~90° with auto flip
Tilt Speed Control speed:0.3° ~60°/s, adjustable; Preset speed:90°/s
Presets 256
Preset Precision ±0.05°
Thermal Imaging Camera
Sensor Type Uncooled FPA Microbolometer (TEC Less)
Resolutions 384X288
Sensor Size 25μm
Focal 40mm
Focus Fixed
IRIS 1.0
FOV 13.7°x10.3°
Detecting Range 6560 Ft. (Vehicle)       2620 Ft. (Man)
Recognition Range 2620 Ft. (Vehicle)         1310 Ft. (Man)
Digital Zoom 1X, 2X, 4X, 8x
Video Display Black hot/ White hot
Video Output 1Channel Thermal Imaging Video;
1Channel Daylight Video;
1Channel Switch Video;
Comm. Interface RS-485
Protocol PELCO-P / PELCO-D
Baud Rate 2400bps, 4800bps, 9600bps, 19200bps (self-adaptive)
Address 0-255
Voltage DC 10.8-28V
Power Consumption 35W (3.0 Amps) / 50W (4.2Amps (max) (Heater On))
Working Temperature -50°F ~ +150°F
IP Index IP67, TVS, Anti-Surge
Dimensions 11.81″ (H) x Φ7.50″
Weight 12.5 lbs
Wind Resistance 110 mph – 180 km/h
Anti-Vibration Pan 9g, Tilt 15g

Ruff Ride Mobile PTZ

Dampening Plate

Hidden Wiper

Image Stabilization

Optional Vertical Surface Mount

Mount Dimensions