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.