How Does Thermal Imaging Work?
Argus thermal imaging cameras are invaluable tools for firefighters, enabling them to see through the thickest smoke and in darkness, identify liquids in hazmat situations and assess wildfire situations to provide a clear picture of a scene; none of which can be seen by the naked eye.
Argus thermal imaging cameras do not depend on visible light. They measure electromagnetic radiation that has a longer wavelength. Even in total darkness, they can create an image of its surroundings.
Unlike visible light, thermal radiation is not obscured by smoke, so the camera can effectively see through smoke as if it wasn’t there. However, thermal imagers cannot see through objects or substances that absorb thermal radiation, for example glass or water.