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    Security Application Note

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    With more thermal cameras in the fi eld than all other companies combined, FLIR

    Systems is the acknowledged leader in thermal imaging around the world.

    FLIR an acronym for Forward Looking Infrared makes thermal cameras for everything

    from industrial and nuclear security, to maritime navigation, aviation, drivers vision

    enhancement, law enforcement, emergency response applications, industrial inspection,predic tive maintenance, and scientifi c investigation. As diverse as these applications may

    be, they have one fundamental commonality: they use FLIR cameras to see heat, not light.

    An industry innovator since 1978, FLIR has quickly become the leading supplier of

    high performance thermal security cameras for facilities that have to maintain constant

    vigilance against intruders. Recent rules out of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    requiring nuclear facilities to provide continuous 24-hour surveillance, observation, and

    monitoring of their perimeter and control areas have proven quite onerous to most imaging

    technologies, but not to FLIRs thermal securi ty cameras.

    Nuclear facilities around the country have responded to these demanding requirements

    by installing hundreds of FLIRs thermal security cameras in the past year alone, realizing

    the power of having true 24-hour v ideo surveillance capabili ty. The FLIR thermal securi ty

    advantage is undeniable:

    FLIR thermal security cameras detect heat, not light, so they can see clearly, night and

    day, without any additional illumination.

    Standard CCTV and lowlight cameras require the acquisition and installation of

    additional illumination sources. Their installation, maintenance, and power requirements

    make them cost-prohibitive compared to FLIRs thermal alternative.

    FLIR thermal cameras typically detect intruders from much greater distances than do

    comparable CCTV and lowlight cameras, giving security forces more time to react and

    respond.

    Force-on-force exercises have repeatedly shown that thermal cameras are the hardest

    video surveillance technology to defeat.

    Security experts throughout the industry agree: thermal security cameras from FLIR

    are the best solution for meeting the NRCs 24/7 video surveillance requirement as an

    integral part of the Detect, Delay, Respond strategy, designed to give security forces time

    to locate, contain, and neutralize adversaries before they can access or damage nuclear

    materials.

    For more information on FLIRs broad range of thermal security cameras and software

    products, or to get more information about FLIRs Mobile Training Unit, which provides free

    on-site demonstrat ions and site surveys, visit www.fl ir.com or cal l 877.773.FLIR for all of

    the details.

    FLIR Systems, Inc. Leading Supplierof Thermal Security Cameras for the

    Nuclear Industry

    FLIRs line of fixed-site, pan/tilt, and outdoordome thermal security cameras provide clear,high-quality thermal imagery even in totaldarkness.

    FLIRs multi-sensor cameras provide thermaland color day/night video over analog and IPnetworks for easy installation and integration.

    FLIR Thermal Image

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    2008 FLIR Systems, Inc. Specifications are subjec t to change without notice, check our website: w ww.flir.com. 032808 Rev.B

    SANTA BARBARA

    CVS World HeadquartersFLIR Systems, Inc.70 Castilian Drive.Goleta, CA 93117USAPH: +1 805.964.9797

    FX: +1 805.685.2711

    PORTLAND

    Corporate HeadquartersFLIR Systems, Inc.27700 SW Parkway AvenueWilsonville, OR 97070USAPH: +1 877.773.3547

    FX: +1 503.498.3153

    EUROPE

    CVS Eurasian HeadquartersFLIR Systems CVS BVCharles Petitweg 214847 NW Teteringen - BredaThe NetherlandsPH: +31 (0) 765 79 41 94FX: +31 (0) 765 79 41 99

    www.flir.com