Seek Thermal Compact - Turn your smartphone into an Ultra-portable thermal imager
Thermal cameras have actually been around for years and fortunately over time, have improved in design, going from huge, industrial grade devices to handheld units that can easily be carried into any dark space, indoors and out. The Seek Thermal Compact imager is the first infrared camera that is small enough to be connected to the bottom of a smartphone. To function, the thermal imager relies on the smartphone's processor and battery, good sized touchscreen and an accompanying, free app.
The ultra-portable, Seek thermal compact camera is attached to, as well as managed by, newer generation iPhones that have lightning connectors (and androids) and is the alternative for businesses to consumers that don't want to spend thousands of dollars on professional grade cameras. Working in both complete daylight and darkness, the Seek thermal identifies the infrared light that's emitted by varying objects and then makes use of the accumulated data via more than 32,000 thermal pixels to generate a visible image on a recommended smartphone. The Seek thermal sensor has a 206 x 156 pixel resolution and also features a 36 degrees field of view, that's more than sufficient for most uses. In addition, the thermal camera comes in an XR (extra range) model, making it possible for users to view objects at further distances along with a convenient adjustable focus and a 20 degrees field of focus.
Easy to Use - Basically Plug and Play
Simply plug the Seek Compact into your iPhone and in a matter of seconds, you'll be able to see the heat everywhere around you. Its sophisticated thermal sensing engineering enables the user to identify an extensive spectrum of temperatures, ranging from 40 degrees up to as high as 626 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition, you'll be able to instantly locate the specific origins of heat. The Seek Compact can be used to see what’s hot and/or cold around you, detect heat through everything from walls to foliage, pipes and even bad weather, in total darkness and broad daylight. You'll be able to pinpoint air leaks, clogged pipes, energy loss and electrical hazards. You can also store and share the images and videos that you capture.
The Seek Thermal Compact is about 2 inches long, making it easy to slip into a pocket when it’s not in use. Instead of being made out of cheap plastic, the Seek Thermal's housing is made out of magnesium so it's incredibly durable. Despite the fact that it's so small, it doesn't feel fragile, which means that you won't have to be overly careful with it. You'd actually have to try hard to damage it. The Seek also comes with a carrying case that has a rubber lined interior that provides dependable protection when the camera's not in use.
The Seek Thermal camera is managed with the app which provides responsive controls and easy navigation. The app makes it possible to capture both video and images, a number of color palette options for visualizing thermal conditions, as well as various thermal modalities to best suit the situation. Some uses include leveraging the conventional block hot and white hot color palettes, in addition to iron in some instances to spotlight temperature differences. An additional, extremely beneficial feature is the camera's Thermal Mode section, where you can transition the camera between a number of imaging modes
When it comes to pricing, the Seek Thermal Compact's $250 price tag is only a fraction of what other professional thermal cameras are going for these days. It's the affordable price that makes it possible for small to medium businesses to take advantage of thermal imaging and provide it to more employees if applicable.
Available for iPhone with lightning connectors (and androids), the Seek Thermal Compact camera is affordable, easy to use and does exactly what it is designed to do, provide users with an economical alternative to professional level thermal cameras. Its thousands of everyday uses make it the perfect option for homeowners, contractors, inspectors and more.