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The Importance of Thermal Sensitivity (NETD) for Detection Accuracy

October 16, 2023  Sponsored by

Choosing the Right Thermal Security Camera: The Role of Thermal Sensitivity (NETD)

As users continue to expand and evolve their security systems, the adaptation of thermal cameras to improve their overall situational awareness at the perimeter has been a growing trend. Because more visible camera manufacturers are introducing thermal offerings, it is important to understand what differentiates an entry level camera from a higher performing one. Those familiar with visible cameras understand that resolution and available pixels determine how well analytics will work for the necessary application. While resolution is important with thermal cameras, you also want to know what the NETD is and how this impacts the performance of the camera. In this tech note, you will learn how a thermal camera’s NETD will affect its image quality and the performance with analytics.

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