Thermal imaging cameras that were once an important part of the utility and industrial plants have now started making their presence felt in commercial buildings too. The affordable costs of these cameras are also motivating the home owners to go for it.
The many benefits that are associated with these thermal cameras have increased its sale. Thus, all major security camera manufacturers like Hikvision today produce a wide range of thermal cameras along with Hikvision back door and other security cameras.
These cameras are very useful for detecting problems that are not easily visible to the naked eye but can end up costing a lot of money. These include electrical malfunctions, poor insulation and roof leaks in the facility. As these things are generally hidden from the view, they are difficult to catch.
Thermal images are also useful for measuring things from a distance. Thus, in cases where sending workers to figure out the problem can be risky using these cameras provide a better solution. They can easily monitor situations where the circuits are overheating and the situation can be rectified before a break happens, causing immense loss.
Thermography has immense benefits in predictive maintenance. Here it can be used to figure out problems that have the potential to develop into major failures down the road. Once the problem is found, remedial actions can be taken on time, thereby saving time, energy and money.
Thermal cameras often have a wide viewing angle and hence it covers a big area. This helps to find an additional trouble spot that you were not even expecting when you were hunting for one. Suppose you are in a cold storage area looking for a heat loss that is happening somewhere around the fuse box. While inspecting the area using this thermal camera, you found that the cold air was leaking from another spot too. Spotting such additional problems is not possible manually unless it aggravates to a particular level. Finding them in the initial stages, however, results in additional savings opportunities.
A good quality thermal camera today costs much less than it used to some 10 years back. When compared to normal cameras, it’s still a costly investment, but keeping in mind the many benefits it’s definitely worth the cost.