Buy FLIR's Tiny New Thermal Camera If You Want To Spy On Your Dog

Buy FLIR's Tiny New Thermal Camera If You Want to Spy on Your Dog

The FLIR Scout TK is a compact night-vision camera, with heat sensors capable of taking thermal images from up to 91m away. Unlike other FLIR offerings, you don't need your smartphone to use this one, it weighs 170g, it doesn't need ambient light to operate, and its 10cm length means it's easy to tuck inconspicuously into a trenchcoat pocket as you're out BEING A SKETCHBALL WHY WOULD YOU WANT THIS CAMERA? There are only three reasons why you'd want this camera, which will retail at $US600 ($836) when it is released later this year. Two of them are creepy:

1. Night hunting

2. Amateur surveillance

Right? I mean, the camera could also come in handy if you're looking to impressionistically capture the body-heat outlines from your recreational fire spinning & howling league, but $US600 ($836) is a lot of money. No fire spinner has that kind of cash.

Unlike FLIR's top-of-the-line products, the FLIR Scout TK isn't aimed at professionals. It's an outdoorsy hobbyist tool, not equipment you'd choose to identify gas leaks, or use in a professional security-guard situation. So what exactly is it ideal for, if you're not trying to bow-hunt a bullock after dusk or pretend you're Veronica Mars?

Simple: Spying on your dog. Not as violent as night-hunting, not as morally and legally murky as amateur surveillance on humans, dog-spying is so much so the obvious use for the FLIR TK that the company actually includes an image of a dog at nighttime as an example of what you can do with the device.

Buy FLIR's Tiny New Thermal Camera If You Want to Spy on Your Dog

This is the best camera I've seen for making sure you see your dog poop at night without your dog knowing you've seen him poop at night.

Image via FLIR

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Comments

    yes!
    "spy" on your "dog"

    message received.

    As a wildlife ecologist that mainly works with nocturnal animals, at under $1,000, I'll definitely be buying one.

    Why is night hunting creepy? Hunting at night has been a legal practice since the dawn of time?

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