The compact S15D FlexMount is a universally deployable, easy concealable video system. The fully weatherproof IP camera has two miniature sensor modules, which are each connected to the camera housing with a two-meter cable.
The thermal sensor modules measure the thermal radiation of objects, so that they can function in absolute darkness. Together with the new MxActivitySensor, they can reliably detect motion in images at night. Only changes in position trigger a signal. Objects moving on the spot do not trigger a signal. The thermal sensor modules also have an advantage during the day since they can detect moving objects in shadows, semi-darkness, smoke, or behind bushes.
Weatherproof Thermal Sensor Modules (IP66)
The thermal sensor modules are also designed for connection in the weatherproof aluminum housing on the S15D camera, for example, for customer-specific special installations. Here, it is possible to connect two thermal sensor modules to a camera in a very flexible way using two-meter cables for each module. MOBOTIX thermal cameras are designed for around-the-clock operation in industrial conditions. Just like for the M15D-Thermal, there are different focal lengths available: L43 (wide-angle 45°), L65 (tele 25°) and L135 (tele 17°).
Highly sensitive thermal sensor with NETD typically 50 mK
(visualizes temperature differences starting at 0.05 °C/0.09 °F)
Unlike cameras with 5 MP image sensors, one of the decisive quality criteria for a thermal camera is not the image resolution, measured in pixels, but rather the camera's ability to capture the slightest differences in temperature and to produce an image that displays these differences in colors. The sensitivity of a thermal sensor is measured in millikelvin by the NETD, or Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference. MOBOTIX thermal cameras offer a sensor value of 50 mK, which places them in the top range of cameras currently available for general use.
The following thermal sensor module combinations are possible with the S15D:
- Mixed operation (1 x thermal sensor module, 1 x 5 MP sensor module):
The advantages of an S15D with a thermal sensor module and simultaneous daylight sensor lie in the combination of both images: brilliant 5-megapixel images during the day and in twilight hours and reliable motion detection at night.
- Dual thermal operation (2 x thermal sensor module – only possible with the S15D, not with the M15D-Thermal):
Two thermal images of two different image areas with just one camera
- Single thermal operation (1 x thermal sensor module):
One thermal image, thermal sensor module with flexible mounting
With the S15D FlexMount, two 5MP sensor modules featuring microphones are connected to a concealed camera housing via cables of up to two meters long for each module (total 4 m). Two adjacent rooms can be discreetly monitored with just one camera.