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FLIR K2 Firefighting Thermal Camera

An economical yet powerful thermal imager to help firefighters see through thick smoke, prioritize fire attack efforts and find stranded victims faster

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£1,446.00 including VAT @ 20% £1,205.00 excluding VAT
  • 640 × 480 pixels
  • Minimum 10 lux
  • Pitch 12 µm
  • Rated to IP67
  • Sprectral Range 7.5–13 µm
  • Switch Between °F and °C
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Flir K2 Firefighting Thermal Camera

FLIR K2 Firefighting Thermal Camera

FLIR is on a mission to make high quality thermal imaging cameras standard issue equipment for every member of a fire crew. The FLIR K2 makes that possible by providing capability, ruggedness, and reliability at an affordable price. With features such as Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX®), easy-to-use buttons, and operability in temperatures up to 500°C, the K2 is a small investment that pays big dividends–saving lives, protecting property, and ensuring firefighter safety.

Pistol-shaped for comfortable, quick use when out in the field, the FLIR K2 is ideal for spotting fire distribution, heat given off by those trapped in a fire (it can even see through smoke) and other applications such as helping firefighting professionals see where they're going in dangerous conditions. 
The K2 is specifically designed for ease of use. It has a single button which can be easily operated by firefighters even when wearing heavy protective gloves. When in sleep mode, the camera is ready to use within ten seconds, allowing you to work faster in environments that demand quick response.

This thermal camera comes with FLIR's MSX mode. This unique mode, exclusive to FLIR, uses the combined powers of the thermal lens and built-in digital camera to create thermal images with extra levels of detail. In practice, this makes it significantly easier to make out details of objects, people and other hazards in your working environment.

Worried about the camera getting damaged? No problem - the K2 is built tough with 2-meter drop proofing onto a concrete surface, water resistant to IP67 standards and is fully operational up to +260°C (for up to 3 minutes).

The K2 Comes Supplied With:

  • FLIR K2 Firefighting Thermal Camera
  • 2 x Rechargeable Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Lanyard Strap
  • Power Supply
  • Printed Documentation
  • USB Cable
  • User Documentation CD-ROM

Key Features

  • Made for firefighting professionals - see through thick smoke, assess situations with confidence and make decisions faster
  • Ideal for detecting human body heat and for detecting areas to attack first
  • Affordable price point for use by individual firefighters in the field
  • Rugged and reliable with drop-proofing to 2m onto concrete, IP67 water protection and wide operating temperature range
  • Infrared thermal resolution of 160 x 120 pixels
  • Image quality enhanced via FLIR MSX, a unique mode which adds visible light (digital) image detail to thermal images
  • Fast start up times (30 seconds from idle, under 10 seconds from sleep mode)
  • 3 inch backlit LCD screen with resolution of 320 x 240 pixels
  • Use FLIR's Tools software to switch the image mode - choice of TI basic firefighting, black and white firefighting, fire mode, search and rescue mode and heat detection mode
  • Temperature measurements range from -20 to +150°C and 0 to +500°C
  • Automatic heat detection - the hottest 20% of the scene is automatically coloured
  • USB interface for connection to PC

Thermal Imaging In Use:

A typical situation in which a TIC is used may involve a residential or commercial fire, where furnishings, structural materials, electrical appliances, or other materials burn in a flaming or smoldering mode. As these commodities burn, smoke and combustion byproducts such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) will be produced in large quantities. In these conditions fire fighters frequently cannot see through the smoke. Sometimes fire fighters are called to an event in which someone suspects that a fire is starting but cannot pinpoint the fire source. In this case there may not be a large amount of smoke, but without a TIC the fire fighter may need to create many holes in walls and ceilings in order to find the problem. 

The environment encountered by fire fighters varies, depending on the nature of the fire scenario. Decades of fire testing have shown that the gas temperature in a naturally ventilated burning room stratifies, due to buoyancy, into a hot upper layer that contains combustion byproducts and a cooler lower layer comprised mainly of ambient air. The time-varying severity of conditions in the room of fire origin and adjacent or nearby rooms will change depending on the type and amount of materials burning, thermal properties of the room surfaces, the ventilation conditions, the size of the room, and a number of other factors. As any fire fighter will gladly explain, no two fires are exactly the same. For this reason, incorporating the chaotic and dynamic nature of fire conditions into readily controlled, reproducible, and repeatable tests that will be performed by numerous parties is a difficult task.

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About FLIR

FLIR Systems - The World's Sixth Sense

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems. Our products improve the way people interact with the world around them, enhance public safety and well-being, increase energy efficiency, and enable healthy and entertained communities.

Imaging and Optical Data 
Field of View (FOV) / Focus 47° x 31.5°
Image Frequency 9Hz
IR Resolution 160 x 120 pixels
Focal Plane Array (FPA) / Spectral Range Uncooled microbolometer / 7.5 to 13μm
Startup Time <30 seconds (IR-image, no GUI)
Startup Time from Sleep Mode <10 seconds
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD <100mK @ +30°C (+86°F)
F-Number 1,1
Visual Camera 
Built-In Digital Camera 640 x 480 pixels
Digital Camera, FOV 73 x 61°, adapts to the IR lens
Sensitivity Minimum 10lux
Image Presentation 
Display 3 inches, 320 x 240 pixels, backlit
Image Modes - Switchable using FLIR Tools Software TI Basic fire-fighting mode
Black-and-white fire-fighting mode
Fire mode
Search-and-rescue mode
Heat detection mode (default)
Auto-Range Auto, non-selectable
Object Temperature Range –20°C to +150°C (–4°F to +302°F)
0°C to +500°C (+32°F to +932°F)
Accuracy ±4°C (±7.2°F) or ±4% of reading, for ambient
temperature 10°C to 35°C (+50°F to 95°F)
Measurement Analysis 
Spotmeter 1
Isotherm Yes
Automatic Heat Detection Heat detection mode (the hottest 20% of the scene is automatically coloured)
Data Communication Interfaces 
Interfaces Update from PC and Mac
USB USB micro-B
Power System 
Battery Li-Ion, 4 hours operating time
Charging System 2-bay charger, truck charger available
Charging Time 2.5h to 90% capacity, charging status indicated by LEDs
Charging Temperature 0 to 45°C (32 to 113°F)
Environmental Data 
Designed to meet NFPA 1801 Specification Vibration, impact acceleration resistance, corrosion, viewing surface abrasion, heat resistance, heat and flame, product label durability
Operating Temperature Range –20°C to +55°C (–4°F to +131°F)
+85°C (+185°F): 15 minutes
+150°C (+302°F): 10 minutes
+260°C (+500°F): 3 minutes
Storage Temperature Range –40°C to +70°C (–40°F to +158°F)
Encapsulation IP 67 (IEC 60529)
Drop 2m (6.6ft) on concrete floor (IEC 60068-2-31)
Physical Data 
Camera Weight, Including Battery 0.7kg (1.54lbs)
Camera Sie (L x W x H) 250 x 105 x 90mm (9.8 x 4.1 x 3.5 inches)
Tripod Mounting UNC ¼" - 20

Standard FREE 3-5 Day Courier Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
Included in the price for all orders over £40.00 (exc vat). Sent using express courier, delivered within 3-5 working days from the date of your order, subject to availability.

Standard 1-2 Day Express Courier Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
£4.50 for all all orders under £40.00 (exc vat). Sent by express courier, delivered within 1-2 working days from the date of your order, subject to availability.

Express Courier 1-2 Day Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
£4.50 select at the checkout. Sent using express courier.

Next Day Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
£8.00 select at the checkout. Sent using express courier, orders must be placed before 3pm for next day delivery, subject to availability.

Saturday Pre 12am - UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
£15.00 select at the checkout. Sent using express courier, orders must be placed before 3pm for Saturday delivery.

Orders must be placed before 3pm for next day delivery and a telephone number supplied, subject to availability.
Please note that predicted delivery times are based on regular trading days Monday to Friday. Public holidays, bank holidays and weekends are outside the usual scope of our dispatch and therefore may incure additional days lead time to your order.

Orders requiring calibration. Whilst we take the greatest care to get all orders dispatched and delivered to you in the stated time frame, orders received late afternoon and requiring calibration may on occasion miss dispatch that day, according to the complexity of the calibration. Be assured they will ship on the next dispatch, this in most cases should not add more than 24 hours to you delivery.

Delivery Surcharges
Because of the high cost of carriage we need to apply a surcharge on all deliveries made in the following regions bringing the carriage charges to:

  • Zones A & B  - Mainland delivery rates apply. 
  • Zone C - Scottish Highlands. 
  • Zone D - Outer Hebrides, Orkney Isles, Shetland Isles, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, and Channel Islands.
  • Zone E - Northern Ireland
  • Zone F - Republic of Ireland

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