A Brief History of Thermal Cameras

Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) have just recently become affordable enough for mainstream use, but the technology has been used for more than two centuries. Here's a timeline of what's happened in the last 216 years.

More and more contractors and engineers are finding out that having the ability to see the infrared spectrum by putting a thermal imaging camera in the palm of their hand saves time and money. Even if you don't win our FLIR ONE thermal camera attachment giveaway, getting a thermal device for your tool box at home and/or work might be smartest buy you make all year. Take a look at this slideshow to learn how thermal cameras came to be and just a few of the things they can do.

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