Border Surveillance

FLIR’s border surveillance systems combine performance, coverage, and reliability to create the most efficient solutions for border protection, coastal surveillance, vessel traffic monitoring, airport security, and other large perimeter security applications on the market today.

FLIR combines thermal cameras, radars, and a host of other sensors to create a truly persistent 360-degree surveillance solution for the detection, assessment, and tracking of multiple targets simultaneously from extreme ranges.

Reliable and cost-effective, yet with the highest probability of detection and low false alarm rates, FLIR border surveillance solutions combine reliability, long MTBF, and price to provide low life-cycle cost in an all day, all night, and in any weather.

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  • Force Protection
  • Border Security
  • Vehicle Dismount
  • Artillery and Mortar Fire Correction
  • UAS Detection

Key Features

  • High Performance Ground Surveillance System
  • Man Portable
  • Built-in North Finding Capability
  • Automatic Target Tracker
  • Automatic Target Classification
  • Low False Alarm Rate
  • MIL - STD - 810G Qualified
  • Built in GPS

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