Well-known for its high-end cameras used by governments and industry, FLIR is continuing to step into the consumer market.
After announcing the next-generation FLIR One thermal imager for the iPad or iPhone at CES earlier this year, the company has just unveiled its tcamera. Interestingly, the device is made to take on both Google’s Dropcam and the popular GoPro action camera.
With the included indoor stand, the camera can be used to provide in-home video monitoring during the day and night, thanks to built-in night vision. Along with an on-board microSD card to record video, the feed can be accessed using the free and universal FLIR Cloud app.
The most unique feature of the camera is RapidRecap, which displays multiple time-stamped motion events in a short video clip.
Here’s a quick look at RapidRecap. Click here if you can’t see the video.
The camera can even be used outside of the house with a direct Wi-Fi connection and built-in battery. With the optional sport case, the camera can be mounted to a helmet or body. It also protects the camera in water up to 65 feet deep.
The FLIR FX will retail for $199.99 and can be preordered at a number of retailers including Amazon.com and Best Buy. It will arrive in mid-April. A camera with outdoor housing will set you back $249. Prices for the other optional accessories weren’t announced.
Camera users will receive access to FLIR’s Free Cloud Basic option, which provides online storage of video motion events for two days and three RapidRecaps per month.
If you would like more video storage and unlimited RapidRecaps, the Cloud Plus and Cloud Premium options cost an additional $9.99 and $19.99 per month, respectively.
Cloud Plus comes with seven days of video storage while Cloud Premium saves 30 days of information.
With its unique feature set, FLIR FX looks like a great choice for users wanting a multi-functional app-enabled video camera. I’m looking forward to trying it out soon.
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