Increased popularity and more efficient manufacturing methods have allowed costs to reduce significantly. High end police and military cameras are still available, but there is a new generation of affordable cameras such as the new FLIR Scout TK

If you want to know more about how FLIR Thermal Cameras work, have a read of our previous post.

The Scout TK is a sort of hybrid between the popular FLIR ONE product line that attaches to a smartphone, and the stand alone existing Scout Range of handheld thermal cameras. The new Scout TK combines the portability and low price of the FLIR ONE with the form factor and functionality of the Scout Series – a mash up we think is the best of both worlds! It is a waterproof, ruggedized monocular that reveals your surroundings and helps you see people, objects and animals at least 100 meters away.

One of the best features of the FLIR Scout TK is the size. The TK is much smaller than the regular Scout series. FLIR has called it a ‘pocket sized’ camera, and this portability makes it much, much easier to have the Scout TK with you and ready to use at all times. Have a look at the comparison below:


The Scout TK can snap up to 1,000 images or hold up to 4 hours of video too. It recharges through micro-USB and the company says it can be used for five hours on a charge.

The FLIR Scout TK has dozens of personal and professional uses. The great thing about Thermal devices is that you’ll keep finding more and more uses as time goes along! A few of the uses are listed here:

Contracting - Quickly evaluate hidden issues, cutting down diagnostic time.

  • Find water leaks
  • Trace spills and water damage
  • Find electrical shorts
  • Check radiant floor heating
  • Find insects and rodents in walls/attics

Plumbing - Get an up-close look at plumbing problems, saving valuable time and money.

  • Locate pipes behind walls and under floors.
  • Pinpoint leaks or blockages without cutting scout holes.
  • Capture images/video and instantly communicate issues to a remote client.

At Home

FLIR can help you isolate places of possible warm or cold air leaks to optimize your home's energy efficiency, identify wet areas and potential leaks in ceilings, walls and floors before mould starts and spot overloaded electrical connections at the source. This tool is the handyperson's best friend and a must-have for your DIY days. You'll be continually finding new uses for this camera!

Personal Safety

  • Arm yourself with awareness
  • Detect lurkers and intruders in your house or back garden
  • Check around your car in a dark parking lot
  • Check water temperature

Car Evaluation Save time and money by locating your car's irregularities inside and out.

  • Check up on coolant and exhaust systems
  • Locate radiator leakage
  • Stay informed on tyre use and pressure efficiency

Energy Efficiency Create a more comfortable environment and save a bundle on energy bills.

  • Find heat leaks in home insulation and windows
  • Track down energy inefficient appliances
  • Find cold air draft

Household Maintenance - Take the guesswork out of DIY projects, and identify concerns before they turn into catastrophes.

  • Find water leaks
  • Trace spills and water damage
  • Find electrical shorts
  • Locate radiant floor heating coils
  • Find insects and rodents in walls/attics

Pet Health and Safety - Monitor and locate pets to help them stay safe.

  • Locate fresh pet stains
  • Look for 'hot spots' on skin
  • Find lost/hiding pets in the dark
  • Find out if the dog or your husband has been lying on your favourite sofa.

FLIR Dog Closeup
FLIR showing campfire
FLIR Outdoors

FLIR to find lost dog
FLIR on beach
FLIR showing cars on road

The FLIR Scout TK has only four buttons which you can operate with just one hand. Much like the FLIR One, you can choose from a number of different video colour palettes to suit your needs.

Once we’ve had some time to experiment more with the FLIR TK we’ll post some videos showing the full range of applications. If you want to know more about any of the FLIR Range, just give is a call on 01949 836 990

To find out more about FLIRs systems, see the range of Thermal Cameras click here, or call 01949 836 990 Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 to discuss FLIR Thermal Cameras with our technical staff. We can answer any question you may have about the FLIR range. Call now to take advantage of our market leading prices on the latest ranges.



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Joe Marshall