Tools and Equipment
FLIR launches FX: Wi-Fi video monitoring camera
By Renée Francoeur
Users have the ability to stream live HD video to a smartphone or tablet with or without an internet connection, record video to a removable Micro-SD card, review events that are recorded utilizing motion detection algorithms, communicate with two-way audio, and review hours of video with FLIR’s Cloud-based RapidRecap capability.
The RapidRecap function displays multiple time-stamped motion events into a single abbreviated video clip. Based on technology historically used in law enforcement for rapid suspect identification, RapidRecap allows users to simultaneously review a day’s worth of video events in seconds and to pinpoint events of interest, according to FLIR.
FLIR’s SmartZone feature identifies areas within the camera’s field of view for movement detection, which in turn triggers an instant alert to a user’s mobile device of choice.
The FX is offered with the indoor stand at $199 (US) and with the outdoor housing at $249 (US). Additional accessories are sold separately. It is available at Best Buy, Target, B&H, Amazon.com, and other retailers.