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Service Recovers Lost, Stolen or Missing Infrared Cameras

FLIR Systems, Inc has introduced ThermaTrak, a new high-tech service to locate missing or stolen infrared cameras and thermal imagers. ThermaTrak from FLIR, developed with GadgetTrak, employs recovery software that pinpoints the geographic location of the lost, stolen or missing infrared camera. Additionally, the ThermaTrak software embedded in the camera tracks the IP address, hostname, and even the Internet service provider (ISP) being used after the IR camera has gone missing or been stolen and is connected to the Internet.

ThermaTrak is also used for asset management when multiple cameras are deployed in the field. With tracking activated, each time a camera is connected to a computer with internet access, an email is sent with a link to an updated location report.

Ken Westin, founder and CEO of GadgetTrak, said. “ThermaTrak software leverages our theft recovery system for use with IR cameras and discretely contacts the owner in the event it is lost or stolen. Data is delivered to ThermaTrak and a report is generated with the time, username, computer name, internal network address, location, and other data that relates to the device’s connection. All images, location and network data are sent to the device owner.”

In the case of theft, law enforcement agencies are able to find out the suspect’s name, address and phone number through ISP information.

ThermaTrak requires an upgrade to the IR camera and is available with a standalone subscription or through FLIR’s extended warranty.

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