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Thermal Imaging Cameras | K-Series

Supplier: FLIR Systems Australia

The FLIR K-Series (K45, K55, K65) thermal imaging cameras are designed for firefighting applications.

Price Guide: POA

In the heat of the battle, a thermal imaging camera is indispensable for quickly visualizing the plan of attack, locate hot spots, and save lives. Ideally, every engine and truck company should have at least one high-performance TIC on hand. Since FLIR K-Series arrived on the scene, now that’s more feasible.

Affordable K-Series TICs offer new, easier ways to see more clearly in the darkest, smokiest environments by showing big, bright FLIR images to maneuver more strategically, stay better oriented, and find victims faster. With greater situational awareness, FLIR K-Series help to improve safety and the likelihood of successful outcomes.



Clear and Crisp Thermal Images
The maintenance-free uncooled microbolometer sensor produces detail-rich images at 320 x 240 pixels (K55 & K65) and 240 x 180 pixels (K45) Thermal images are displayed on a large bright 4” LCD, helping you navigate easier and make more efficient, accurate decisions.

FSX™ Flexible Scene Enhancement (K45, K55, K65 only)
FSX enhances K45, K55, and K65 thermal images through real-time digital processing inside the camera. The result is an ultra-sharp image that shows extraordinary structural, edge, and other instantly-recognizable detail. This helps make it much easier for firefighters and rescue teams to find their way through the smokiest, darkest environments, and to instantly identify targets in scenes with extreme temperature dynamics.

NFPA® - Compliant K65
The K65 is an advanced, feature-rich thermal imaging camera that is designed to be fully compliant with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA) 1801-2013 Standard for Thermal Imagers covering usability, image quality, and durability for firefighting.

NEW! Expanded Warranty
All new K-Series cameras are protected by our exclusive FLIR 2-5-10 Warranty that includes 2 years of coverage on batteries, five years on the camera, and ten years on the detector.

In-Camera Video Storage (K55 & K65 only)
Not only can the new FLIR K55 and the new K65 save hundreds of still images, they can record and store 200 video files in clips of 5 minutes (maximum) each.K55 and K65 videos can be useful for later analysis and are ideal for training purposes. Playback videos directly from the in-camera archive or download them to your computer via USB.

Extremely Affordable: A Thermal Imaging Camera in Every Fire Truck
FLIR develops and manufactures more thermal imaging cameras than any other company. Thanks to economies of scale, FLIR is able to offer K-Series at an extremely affordable price.

Rugged & Reliable
The K-Series is designed to meet tough operating conditions. It withstands a drop from 2 meters onto a concrete floor, is water resistant (IP67) and fully operating up to +260°C/+500°F for 5 minutes.

Easy-to-Use, Even with Gloves On
An intuitive and simple user interface allows you to focus on the job at hand. FLIR K45, K55, and K65 cameras FLIR K45, K55, and K65 cameras can be controlled by 3 large buttons ideal for a gloved firefighter’s hand.

Produce Simple Reports
Thermal images can be stored in the FLIR K-Series onboard archive (K45, K55, K65 only) and later be used to produce simple reports of what happened at the scene.


Technical Specifications

Model K45 K55 K65
Certified according to NFPA1801:2013 specification No Yes
Imaging and optical data
IR resolution 240 x 180 pixels 320 × 240 pixels
Thermal sensitivity < 40 mK @ +30°C < 30 mK @ +30°C
Contrast optimization Digital image enhancement using FSX
Field of view (FOV) / focus 51° × 38° / fixed focus
Image frequency 60 Hz
Zoom 2x, digital zoom
Focal Plane Array (FPA) / Spectral range Uncooled microbolometer / 7.5–13 µm
Start-up time < 17 sec. (IR-image, no GUI)
Start-up time from sleep mode < 4 sec.
Image storage Up to 200 JPEG images on internal Flash Memory (co-dependent on the number of saved video clips)
Video storage No 200 files in total, with a maximum duration of 5 minutes per video clip
In-camera video recording format No Non radiometric MPEG-4 to internal Flash Memory
Image presentation
Display 4” LCD, 320 × 240 pixels, backlit
Image modes • IR image:
TI Basic NFPA fire-fighting mode / Black-and-white fire-fighting mode / Fire mode
Search-and-rescue mode / Heat detection mode
• Thumbnail gallery
Auto-range Yes, mode dependent
Object temperature range –20 °C to +150 °C, 0 °C to +650 °C
Accuracy ±4°C or ±4% of reading for ambient temperature, 10°C to 35°C
Measurement analysis
Spotmeter 1
Isotherm Yes, According to NFPA and mode dependent
Automatic heat detection Heat detection mode (the hottest 20% of the scene is colorized)
Color palettes Multiple palettes, mode dependent
Regional adjustments Units, date and time formats
Data communication interfaces
Interfaces USB-mini
USB USB Mini-B: Data transfer to and from PC / uncompressed colorized video
Power system
Battery Li Ion, 4 hours operating time
Charging system 2-bay charger, truck charger available
Charging time 2 hours to 85% (3 hours and 25 minutes) capacity, charging status indicated by LED’s
Charging temperature 0 °C to +45 °C
Environmental data
Operating temperature range –20°C to +85°C / 150°C : 15 min / +260°C : 5 min
Storage temperature range –40 °C to +85 °C
Humidity (operating and storage) IEC 60068-2-30/24 h 95% relative humidity +25ºC to + 40ºC  / 2 cycles
Relative humidity 95% relative humidity +25ºC to + 40ºC non-condensing
Directives Designed to meet
NFPA 1801:2013 specification:
• Vibration
• Impact acceleration resistance
• Corrosion
• Viewing surface abrasion
• Heat resistance
• Heat and flame
• Product label durability
Certified according to
NFPA 1801:2013 specification:
• Vibration
• Impact acceleration resistance
• Corrosion
• Viewing surface abrasion
• Heat resistance
• Heat and flame
• Product label durability
EMC • EN 61000-6-2:2005 (Immunity)
• EN 61000-6-3:2011 (Emission)
• FCC 47 CFR Part 15B (Emission)
Magnetic fields EN 61 000-4-8, Test level 5 for continuous field (severe industrial environment)
Encapsulation IP 67 (IEC 60529)
Shock 25 g (IEC 60068-2-27)
Vibration 2 g (IEC 60068-2-6)
Drop 2.0 m / 6.6 ft., on concrete floor (IEC 60068-2-31)
Safety (power supply) CE/EN/UL/CSA/PSE 60950-1
Physical data
Camera weight, incl. battery <1,1 kg / 2.4lb
Camera size (L × W × H) <120 × 125 × 280 mm
Tripod mounting UNC ¼”-20
Packaging, contents K45/K55/K65 box contents: Infrared camera, Battery (2 ea.), Battery charger, Hard transport case, Power supply, Printed documentation, USB cable,
K45/K55 (not K65) also includes: Lanyard strap, Neck strap, Retractable lanyard
K65 also includes: Torx screwdriver (T20)
Optional accessories Extra battery, battery charger, retractable lanyard, strap lanyard, neck strap, USB-cable,
tripod adapter, in-truck charger



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