Thermal Mini Hybrid Bullet Camera

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  1. Kahuna.

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    Considering getting one of these. By thermal alarms, do you mean triggers or the alarm on the contacts? Does thermal motion detection work?

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  2. bickford

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    These look really nice! I just wish the price was lower, or the field of view was much larger so you would need less of them.
     
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    A larger field of view isn't necessarily great given the low resolution of the thermal sensors. These are only 160x120, so a person at 50 feet is like 3 pixels wide if you are lucky. Zoom it out and suddenly that person is one pixel wide.
     
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    Good point, but I wouldn't think you need much resolution to just use it as a tripwire for the normal starlight cameras to reduce false alarms.
     
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    purchased one ... waiting for it

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  7. EMPIRETECANDY

    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    this one can do 800usd per one for guys here, but we not keep stock, any guys interested, just contact me .
     
  8. bp2008

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    I'm just hoping my little Flir TCX doesn't die because there is nothing available for the price those went for (before they were discontinued).
     
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    Yes, before that cam was discontinued it was available for $200-250 through lorex, and even then it was not well liked because it is such a glitchy and low resolution sensor (80 x 60 pixels) and they intentionally crippled the firmware so it would not compete as much with higher cost versions. I couldn't even convince myself to buy a second one at the lower price, so there's simply no way I would pay $533 for one.
     
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    How come they didn't release a follow-up camera to the TCX? Or is the BF2120 the follow-up? There should be something in the $300 to $400 range I would think.
     
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    TCX is FLIR's brand, even though it was made by Dahua. So I would not say the BF2120 is a follow-up.

    I imagine the TCX cameras didn't sell very well. Reviews were few, and mixed. I feel like the price was too high for what the camera offered. I might have bought another one or two if the first one had proved to be less glitchy, and if they hadn't crippled the firmware like they did. I was holding out for a gen2 with their 160x120 sensor and industry-standard thermal image configuration options, but it never came and they just discontinued the product line instead.

    I'd like for Seek Thermal to build something to light a fire under Dahua and FLIR but Seek doesn't seem interested and they'd probably do it wrong anyway (wifi, batteries, forced cloud streaming, or other such consumer-focused crap).
     
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  14. LittleScoobyMaster

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    We should contact them as a huge forum and let them know that the discontinued product line is not acceptable to us. We need lower cost thermal, d*** it!

    I agree that they seem to need some competition in this space. You know, like what we have with PC keyboard and mouse manufactures.
     
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    LittleScoobyMaster Getting the hang of it

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    Did you git it, did you git it? If you didn't git it yet, is it still on the way? ETA?
     
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    always waiting for it :)

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    @fenderman I'm sure they are very nice, but those are the type of camera where "if you need to ask the price, you can't afford it".
     
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    Did you git it?
     
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    next week i hope :)

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