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FLIR SCOUT TK Personal Thermal Imager

SCOUTTK
TK Personal Thermal Imager - a hand-held standalone camera and recorder that can sense and capture heat in objects up to 300 feet away.
Excl. VAT: £492.00 Incl. VAT: £590.40

 

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Pocket-sized Thermal Camera with Built in Recorder

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Coming in at just four inches long, the FLIR Scout TK thermal imaging camera is a hand-held standalone camera and recorder that can sense and capture heat in objects up to 300 feet away. The 640×480 frame display will instantly show sources of heat. To capture, just press the button once for a photo or do a long press for a video. The TK can show footage in Black Hot, White Hot, InstAlert, Rainbow, Iron, Lava, Arctic & Graded Fire modes

In order to achieve superior long-range detection, the FLIR Scout TK is fitted with a 20 degree lens. This offers quite a narrows field of vision, but offers amazing imaging over longer distances

At just 170g, the FLIR Scout TK can function in all of the elements including temperatures from -20° to 40° Celsius and can be dropped without damaging the camera, and even submerged in water for brief periods. The 5-hour battery and storage of 4 hours of video or up to 1000 images.. The Flir Scout TK Thermal camera is perfect for outdoor activities, spotting mechanical problems or finding heating inefficiencies at home or work


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.




Read our blog post on the FLIR TK

Additional Information

SKU SCOUTTK
Detector Type 160 x 120 VOx Microbolometer
Waveband 7.5 to 13.5µm
Start-up from Stand-by Under 5 seconds
Built-In Display 640 x 480 LCD Display
Viewfinder Video Output No
External Video (via RCA jack) No
Still Image / Video Format Yes
Still Image / Video Storage Yes
USB2 Port Yes
Battery Life 5 Hours
Enclosure IP Rating FCC, CE, RoHS, CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B), UL
Size 101 x 38 x 38
Detect Man (1.8 m × 0.5 m) 90m

Customer Reviews

Night Vision UK Review of The FLIR Scout TK. Review by Pete
Quality
Night Vision UK Review of The FLIR Scout TK.

I was fortunate enough to be offered the chance to review the unit for two weeks by Joe Marshall from Sure24 early in the Summer. How times flied since. The first part of the review is the units description from advertising media. Then i will tell you how it fared.

The pocket-sized thermal camera with built in recorder comes in at just four inches long, the FLIR Scout TK thermal imaging camera is a hand-held standalone camera and recorder that can sense and capture heat in objects up to 300 feet away. The 640×480 frame display will instantly show sources of heat. To capture, just press the button once for a photo or do a long press for a video. The TK can show footage in Black Hot, White Hot, InstAlert, Rainbow, Iron, Lava, Arctic & Graded Fire modes.

In order to achieve superior long-range detection, the FLIR Scout TK is fitted with a 20 degree lens. This offers quite a narrows field of vision, but offers amazing imaging over longer distances.

At just 170g, the FLIR Scout TK can function in all of the elements including temperatures from -20° to 40° Celsius and can be dropped without damaging the camera, and even submerged in water for brief periods. The 5-hour battery and storage of 4 hours of video or up to 1000 images.

So that's the advertised information how did things go?

Summer (what we had) wasn't the best time to test the lower specification thermal units due to environmental temperatures obviously but here's what I found.

The unit fits nice in the hand and all functions are accessed from top mounted selection buttons. The eyecup focus allowed me to use the unit with and without glasses although without was easier.

For scanning areas its quite a handy piece of kit even considering its narrow field of view, its different colour display modes were useful to help differentiate objects in a variety of surroundings. I tended to swap between black and white hot and the Iron as being my favoured contrasts. Its 300feet sensing ability was certainly achievable on structures and vehicles and humans. However working out what animals were at that distance was purely guess work on such as horses and cattle. I didn't see any deer while on loan so cant comment on what their heat signature would have been like.

A couple of good opportunities did arise with dog walkers (lurchers mostly) so was able to track them as they walked by. The adults were good signatures out to around 80yards but the dogs were now small dots whichever display colour you used.

So maybe this could be used for detection of the cunning Mr Fox before confirming the quarry on a digital infrared night vision system. The opportunity unfortunately never arose in the two weeks i had the unit.

Out on a friends farm we had chance to test on rabbits which is where I wanted it to perform. I was hoping that this unit would be ideal for detection and then pick up after dispatching them, to save time scrambling around in the undergrowth or flashing away with a torch.

At 60-65 yds there was a signature on the display that I knew was a rabbit from using a gun mounted nv kit but it could have just as easily been a warm rock or freshly deposited 'cow pat'. There was no shape or definition just a blob. Only to be expected really considering the units specification.

The rabbit was dispatched and immediately used for the test we were keeping our hopes high for. It had been grazing in short, recently cut, rough meadow grass about 3inches deep, there were some clumps maybe around 6inches high but it wasn't dense coverage.

Standing over the top of the rabbit I then walked backwards and was really surprised that at less than 10 feet away you could no longer see it through the grass so I walked forward and checked again. At 10 feet the grass where it was laid totally hid the heat signature from the rabbit. This was within 5minutes of taking the original kill shot and you could still feel body heat with your bare hands when holding it. I moved it and laid it in deeper grass and did the same test. As soon as you came away from directly over the top of the rabbit then the signature was lost.

Disappointment wasn't the word. The main use I thought the unit would be suitable for was not to be.

The unit does what it say with regards to detection but its just not able to differentiate the differences in heat signatures enough from environmental ones. I wasn't expecting top performance but was expecting better.

I do think the unit would perform better on detecting larger quarry and definitely in late Autumn and Winter months when you'd see better contrasts. Possibly it has a use on finding deer in wooded areas and dense foliage too when tracking but this I cant confirm as again I didn't see any.

All in all its a neat unit, records well and lasts for a suitable period between chargers. However for the uses I've described on rabbits its just not able to perform. (Posted on 14/11/2016)
Not for small objects Review by Chad
Quality
For the price point it does it's job.
However it doesn't seem to do well in the rain and the detail is not brilliant for small objects once you get out past 50-75 yards.

You can make out a vehicle at over 200 yards (Posted on 14/11/2016)

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