A Trusted Home Security Brand

Anyone who has ever looked into the companies that manufacture and provide home security products knows the name Flir. They are a flagship brand among a top few juggernauts in the industry. They have a wide range of products, including other related technologies and electronic products for other uses beyond professional security. Their hold on this industry can be credited with their continued development of new and better innovative products as they relate to home security systems and home monitoring devices.


A great many dealers carry the Flir brand of products because they are a trusted brand and company in this particular area of technology. Their expertise is vast and they maintain fairly high quality on the products they produce. These products are often fairly inexpensive compared with other top professional home security brands on the market. This article serves to explore more about Flir and what makes them an industry choice for home security and business security system installation. Continue reading to learn more about Flir’s features and benefits for homeowners and business owners thinking of getting a new security system on premises at their location.

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ” -Steve Jobs

Flir Products

Flir products are some of the most used products by home security installation professionals. Products like their high end video ecoders, cloud storage for video, wired and wireless video cameras, DVRs, apps and control panels make them among the most diverse in the industry all while still focusing on the quality that installers trust and depend on.

A Flir Ariel encoder, for example, can turn analog video signals into digital streams sent over a LAN, Internet or Intranet systems for live viewing in a VMS or Web browser. Ariel encoders support H.264 and bi-directional audio as well. A product like this is one of just many that Flir provides to professional security, audio and video system installers on jobs across the country.

Custom Solutions from Flir

Flir is also flexible any many ways that others are not. Flir’s Applications and Integration Center, also known as AIC, integrates third party products with Flir’s Latitude Network Video Management System (NVMS). That flexibility allows their users to perform tasks within a single operating platform. The AIC makes it much easier to manage security systems. You can set your own peramters and adjust them. That includes the functionality to analyze, design and deploy a custom need-based solution.

Flir’s broad experience includes video analytics, GIS systems, license plate recognition programs and perimeter systems. These systems have a proven track record in the security industry for success.

Innovation by Flir

Flir is certainly known to innovate. Consider their SkyWatch system. This system is among the most high end and unique types of security system products out there on the market. What is it?

It rises to a level of more than two stories. The Flir SkyWatch system lets customers purchase their own guard tower. With this system, personnel or even very large estate owners can see more and respond to threats faster. This could be used for many types of applications including protection of large crowds, parking lots guard, crime watch, or search and rescue even. It is a very rugged mobile surveillance platform. It can withstand winds up to 60 miles per hour. It can be deployed quite rapidly as a mobile security solution for home or business owners. Various organizations also find them useful.


An Investment Worth Considering for Homes and Businesses Alike

You can only get innovation and devlopment of unique solutions for home security and business premise security from a company like Flir, a company that has a long history of that sort of thing. From all of their product development, research and experience in the field of manufacturing quality home security solutions comes a range of high quality and innovative products that both installers and owners can agree are worth their investment.

Flir manufactures and provides the following type of home security solutions for homes and businesses:

  • Control panels
  • Command centers
  • DVRs and hard (local) digital storage solutions
  • Cloud server based solutions
  • Encoders
  • Applications and software for home security and monitoring
  • Many others, too numerous to list

Problems with Flir

Like any DIY, self-monitoring security system, storage costs money. Flir’s basic cloud subscription offers “unlimited” storage for up to two days but any longer begins to add up. Seven-day storage costs $10 per month or $100 per year, and 30-day storage costs $20 per month or $200 per year. Cnet professional reviewers also found problems with the self set-up process:

I did find the configuration process a little more involved than that of models like Nest Cam, which took all of 5 minutes. The Flir app even instructs you to charge your FX for at least 20 minutes before continuing to the next step. That isn’t complicated, but it is a little inconvenient if you’re hoping for “plug-and-play.”

Other major issues concerning Flir have been random phantom motion alerts, pixilated HD images and annoying error messages. Of course, with every product, issues can happen but the issues Cnet found with Flir are fairly sever and a thing to keep in mind when choosing a security company.

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