An outstanding tool that can quickly pay for itself… in lives saved, property preserved, lawsuits avoided, and more efficient use of manpower and resources.
The MSA ThermalTrac™ Thermal Imaging Camera is a proven handheld camera-type tool with a sensor that reacts to infrared energy and displays visible images of elusive or hidden individuals, heat sources, and residual warmth on its 3.5” screen. Easily deployable from a belt tether, this thermal imager provides 1-button operation and immediate results.
The MSA ThermalTrac offers many outstanding features, from its tough, durable housing to its best-in-class image quality and 2X digital zoom. We think you’ll quickly understand why it’s an outstanding value…and a tool you won’t want to be without.
Why TICs are right for you, your department, and those you protect and serve.
Law enforcement agencies can use thermal imagers (also known as Thermal Imaging Cameras or TICs) to make difficult tasks easier to solve and enhance officers’ safety. Search and rescue teams, helicopter units, patrol units, and narcotic units who use TICs as “visual” tools can save hours, even days, of search time.
Advanced infrared imaging technology allows you to see through dark, no-light environments, so you can maneuver through the scene as quickly and safely as possible. TIC sensors react to infrared energy from all surrounding objects and convert the “thermal signature” to visible images of victims and suspects, heat sources, and impediments in your environment.
Because TICs detect the infrared energy emitted by an object rather than the light reflected by it, TICs can do some things that light amplifiers (Night Vision) cannot, without the need for supplemental illumination. TICs are not subject to image “blooming” when subjected to exposure of bright lights, in the way that Night Vision equipment is in well-lit urban areas. (In a recent survey of police departments, 15% reported that sodium vapor lights used in the city prevent them from using Night Vision systems.)
Why The MSA ThermalTrac Thermal Imager is your best choice.
The ThermalTrac TIC is the first MSA thermal imaging camera specifically designed for law enforcement use.
Tether a ThermalTrac TIC to your belt with the optional MSA Caribiner and clip. It’s hands-free until you need it. Then you can put it into immediate action—its one-button operation, instant startup, easy integration, and ergonomic design mean this powerful tool is available and ready to work the moment it’s needed. Quite simply, the MSA ThermalTrac provides the best image of any TIC on the market. You can count on its quality high-resolution images to provide clear, crisp definition of objects in the scene.
High-impact construction and an internally housed battery system protect the camera’s crucial components. A 37º field of view and 2X digital zoom, combined with highly functional Heat Seeker and Quick-Temp options, provide the most comprehensive display of information in the law enforcement environment. And of course, the housing is non-glare black, for stealth purposes.
Over the past five years, MSA thermal imaging cameras have been proven time and again by thousands of users in law enforcement and homeland security operations. Their cameras have become known for their compatible ergonomics (including the exclusive, patented dual handle for secure handoff), best-in-class performance, outstanding durability, consistent reliability, and latest technology.
Why a TIC should be part of your everyday duty gear.
While TICs are undoubtedly useful tools when responding to HazMat spills, transportation accidents, bomb threats, confined space searches, and search and rescue operations, they also can help you complete routine assignments, faster, more easily, and often more safely than ever.
- Use TICs during nighttime operations, to determine the number of suspects and monitor their activities in and around targeted buildings, dark warehouse-type areas, parking lots, etc., before conducting arrest or search operations.
- Scan alleys, neighborhoods, and wooded areas without alerting suspects to your presence.
- Find vehicles with warm engines and tires in total darkness, such as large parking lots at night.
- Pursue suspects through fog and foliage in wooded areas.
- Detect fresh prints in cool night temperatures and body impressions on car seats of recently abandoned vehicles.
- Conduct your nighttime surveillances in and around clandestine drug labs with the ThermalTrac TIC.
- Use the tripod mount for long-term monitoring of suspect actions.
- Conduct your routine and targeted surveillances of suspects at marinas, small airports, clandestine airfields, secluded or well-populated roadways, and businesses, and along the U.S. border.
How the ThermalTrac TIC’s advanced capabilities benefit you.
- 38µ pixel pitch means smaller, and more pixels, producing the best image quality in its class. With 80,000 pixels (nominal) you’ll have four times the picture elements—or four times the information—of previous TIC designs.
- The large 3.5” display offers a bigger display for better resolution, making it easier for multiple users to see the screen simultaneously.
- The 2x digital zoom lets you zoom in on fleeing suspects hiding in woods or dark areas. Even in zoom mode, the ThermalTrac still delivers a high-quality image similar to that of a standard 160 x 120 TIC.
|New internal mounting foam
||60% increase in heat tolerance. Protects system electronics from rough handling. Insulates sensor and electronics.
||Adds durability, resists heat, and cleans up easily.
||Protects the unit from drops and rough handling
|Locking battery compartment in handle
||Fully encloses battery, does not expose bare battery surface to high heat and rough environment.
|IP 67 Rating
||Resists dust and water ingress.
|Widest high-sense operating range
||Provides better performance in high-heat conditions
|Indigo 320 x 240 Vanadium Oxide Microbolometer
||Provides excellent image quality in a small format.
|Lithium ion battery
||Lightweight. Provides excellent run time (2 hours).
|3 1/2" backlit display
||Provides a large display in a "small format" camera
|Highest Low-Sensitivity Mode available
||Extends the dynamic range for better image distinction at higher scene temperatures
|Quick-Temp temperature measurement
||Gives users a digital temperature measurement along with a temperature scale measurement to determine heat source
|Heat seeker PLUS indicator
||Allows the user to easily locate hot spots.
||Limits user fatigue. Provides better display orientation for the user.
|Flexible secondary handle
||Provides added protection from impact/drop, and easy handoff.
|Single button for On/Off/Standby
||Simple to use; prevents accidental shutdown.
|Small size and weight
||Limits user fatigue, easy to use as a tool.
||Allows the Thermal Imager to be carried like a tool on a tool belt or gear. Quick attachment for other carrying attachments.
|On-Screen Low Sensitivity, shutter indicators and 2X Digital Zoom
||Provides user with notification of low sensitivity mode, sensor shutter activation (a safety feature) and 2X Digital Zoom activation.
||Provides user with On/Off/Standby status, over-temperature warning, battery gas gauge and 2X Digital Zoom.
||Can be easily carried on the wrist.
||Completely frees hands when camera is not in use. Quick seatbelt release for added safety.
||Retracts the Thermal Imager to ready position when not in use.
|Universal Vehicle-Mounted Charger
||Provides ready access to Thermal Imager and charges a spare battery.
|Large 3.5" display
||Allows for officer situational awareness.
Accessories Available Separately:
- MSA Vehicle Mounted Charger
- MSA Carabiner
- MSA Video Capture System
- MSA AC/DC Charger
- MSA TIC Battery Assembly
- MSA Tripod Adapter
MSA's thermal Imaging camera is available in several packages. Please pick the one that best fits your needs.
||MSA ThermalTrac Thermal Imaging Camera with Standard Charger, Two Batteries, Wrist Strap and Carrying Case.
||MSA ThermalTrac Thermal Imaging Camera with Standard Charger, Vehicle Charger, Two Batteries, Retractable Lanyard, and Carrying Case.
||MSA ThermalTrac Thermal Imaging Camera featuring a 2X Digital Zoom, Standard Charger, Two Batteries, Wrist Strap, and Carrying Case.
||MSA ThermalTrac Thermal Imaging Camera featuring a 2X Digital Zoom with Standard Charger, Vehicle Charger, Two Batteries, Retractable Lanyard, and Carrying Case.