M7 Falcon long range thermal imaging flir PTZ camera

Long range thermal PTZ flir camera

The M7 Falcon is a high performance Long-range HD thermal imaging flir PTZ camera
That packs Advanced multi EO/IR sensors for exceptional day & night vision capabilities. Multiple fixed and continuous telephoto zoom long range Germanium lenses are available to satisfy long range Detection, Recognition and Identification of targets of interest.

The rugged, Cost effective all weather gimbal packs a plethora of features useful for effective
24/7 security and surveillance applications. Instant Optical zoom on both
the thermal Flir camera channel and the visible daytime low light camera
channel are easily accessible via a host of controlling options.

The all weather M7 Falcon Long Range Thermal Camera can
be used on fixed, marine, telescoping mast pole and mobile
mounted applications in any hot/cold climates.



Long range thermal imaging flir PTZ cameraThe M7 Falcon long range thermal camera is an affordable day/night security
solution for surveillance of borders, coastlines, shorelines and high value/critical
perimeter environments. The high speed Pan Tilt Gimbal has zero backlash and is
positioned by the user’s preference of speeds.

The System Has a multitude of useful EO/IR ISR DRI features easily controlled by the user.


  • Full PTZ controls with 360 degree continuous rotation
  • Hardened/coated anti glare optics
  • Smooth Accurate and rapid Auto Focus algorithm
  • Rugged, All weather design can withstand harsh environments
  • uninterrupted 24/7/365 day/night operation
  •  Solid state, reliable  maintenance free system
  • All metal construction
  • Ultra sensitive, long range thermal imaging flir focal plane array technology
  • High fidelity, long range, low light BSI CMOS CCTV television camera
  • On Screen symbology with sensors and gimbal status indicator
  • Smooth, jitter free, variable user selectable azimuth/elevation gimbal movement
  • Multiple thermal imaging Color and monochrome palettes
  • Latest advanced LWIR uncooled Focal Plane Array (FPA) sensor technology
  • Protected from intense energy sources and sun damage
  • Long life system utilizing the highest quality electronic and mechanical components
  • Reliable platform ensures years of maintenance free operation
  • Rangefinder with scale for Human and Vehicle target location
  • Gimbal heading indicator Windage/Elevation
  • Onboard user selectable enhancement features (Gamma, Polarity, Calibration, Detail Enhancement, Brightness, Contrast, Auto Or Manual Focus, Ranging, Sensor Protection, Crosshair Selection, MSCD,  Symbology Overlay, Stabilization)
  • User selectable full PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) manipulation
  • Simple to Install, learn and operate
  • System Includes Keyboard, Joystick, Monitors, Cables and all standard accessories ready to Plug N Play


Thermal camera controllersTHE SBE795 AI Innovative panel is a super easy to use robust touchscreen for full camera controlling / viewing with integrated 6 dimensional Joystick and HD resolution screen



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When looking for a high quality, cost effective Long Range thermal camera with PTZ and
Multi sensor Day/Night optics, there are many choices, The M7 Falcon Incorporates a
plethora of useful features for security, ISR and surveillance into a rugged all weather
system that’s simple to install, learn and operate.The M7 Falcon Long Range Thermal
camera is priced less than Half of our competitors and offers you the highest quality
Electronic and mechanical components in a package that will last for years, even in
constant daily usage and in harsh environments.


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The M7 Falcon can cut and see through thick smoke and environmental clutter.

The image below shows the power of thermal imaging sensing through thick smoke

Thermal imaging sees through smoke



Full PTZ controls with 360° Continuous Rotation
Smooth Accurate and Rapid AutoFocus Algorithm
Rugged, All-Weather Metal Design
Latest in Advanced LWIR Uncooled FPA Sensor Technology


  • M7 Falcon
  • Monitors
  • Keyboard/Joystick Controller
  • Communication Cables
  • Power Adapter
  • Operators Manual
  • Lens Tissue
  • Gyrostabilized (optional)
  • Software (IP version)
  • All accessories
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Long range thermal PTZ flir camera


The SPI M7 Falcon is a high-performance multi-sensor stabilized long-range HD thermal camera system.

The rugged, Cost-effective all-weather gimbal packs a plethora of features useful for effective 24/7 security and surveillance applications. Instant Optical zoom on both the thermal Flir camera channel and the visible daytime low light camera channel is easily accessible via a host of control options.

The all-weather M7 Falcon Long-Range Thermal Camera can be used on fixed, marine, telescoping mast pole and mobile mounted applications in any hot/cold climates.


Long Life System:
Utilizing the highest quality electronic and mechanical components
Full PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) manipulation
Protective modes from intense energy sources and sun damage
Hardened/Coated anti-glare optics
User Selectable:
Onboard user-selectable enhancement features (Gamma, Polarity, Calibration, Detail Enhancement, Brightness, Contrast, Auto or Manual Focus, Ranging, Sensor Protection, Crosshair Selection, MSCD, Symbology Overlay, Stabilization, Color Palettes)

  • Full PTZ Controls with 360° Continuous Rotation
  • Smooth Accurate, Rapid, Auto-Focus Algorithm
  • Uninterrupted 24/7/365 Day/Night Operation
  • Ultra-Sensitive, Long-Range Thermal Imaging FLIR FPA Technology
  • High Fidelity, long distance, Low-Light BSI CMOS CCTV Camera
  • Smooth, Jitter-Free, Variable User Azimuth/Elevation Gimbal Movement
  • Multiple Thermal Imaging Color and Monochrome Palettes
  • Latest Advanced LWIR Uncooled FPA Sensor Technology
  • Rangefinder with Scale for Human and Vehicle Target Location
  • Gimbal Heading Indicator Windage/Elevation


Thermal Imaging Camera


Maintenance free uncooled VOX Microbolometer FPA Focal Plane Array


640 x 512

Field of View

Zoom 17° Wide to 1.8° Narrow (optical) Degrees FOV


Long Wave Infrared LWIR

Spectral Range

7 – 14 Microns


High sensitivity 40mK


Vehicle 12 Miles / Human 4.5 Miles / UAV 1.25 Miles / Fire (6.5×6.5 ft area) 4.5 Miles Recognition: Vehicle 6.5 Miles / Human 2.5 Miles / UAV 1 Mile


Vehicle 3.3 Miles / Human / UAV 0.75 Mile

Operational Altitude

7.5 Miles


1500 g @ 0.4 msec

Solar Protection



Auto/Manual Silent, Instant


Detail/Contrast enhancement. Full auto imaging AGC contrast & brightness


Black hot / White Hot


16 Styles

Electronic Zoom

1-10x Electronic Zoom


16 region target selection

Range Finder

OSD ranging with Human and Vehicle target symbology

Hot Spot

Auto Hot spot scene detection THERMAL IMAGING LENS Material Germanium


Hardened, Anti Reflective coated, Sealed

Optical Zoom

Athermalized, Parfocal Continuous high speed Optical zoom


Precision Stainless

F Rating



Automatic/ Manual


In line calibrated to thermal sensor without vignetting, blooming, distortion


High 85.3%

Vibration Compensation


Upgrade Sensor Support

Up to WUXGA 1920×1200 IR Detector Sensor type: 1 / 2.8 “progressive scan CMOS

Scanning System

Progressive scanning

Signal System




50Hz: 25FPS (1920×1080) 60Hz: 30fps (1920×1080) 50Hz: 25FPS (1280×960); 60Hz: 30fps
(1280×960) 50Hz: 25FPS (1280×720) 60Hz: 30fps (1280×720)


0.05Lux @ (f1.8, AGC on) black and white: 0.01LUX @ (f1.8, AGC on)




Focal length 8-310mm, 40x optical zoom

Aperture Value


Horizontal Field of View Angle

41.3o – 2.0o (wide angle – telescope) close range 10 mm – 1500 mm (wide angle – telescope)

Zoom Speed

About 3.5 seconds (optical, wide-angle telescope)

Day/Night Conversion Mode

ICR filter


Focus Mode

Auto / manual / primary focus

Exposure Mode

Auto exposure / aperture priority / shutter priority / manual exposure

Day and Night Mode

Auto / color / black and white electronic shutter 1 / 1 second to 1 / 30000 second

White Balance

Auto 1 / Auto 2 / indoor / outdoor / manual / sodium lamp / fluorescent lamp

Backlight Compensation

Off / On


16 level adjustable

Bad Point Compensation


Wide Dynamic

Off / On, adjustable at 15 levels

Digital Noise Reduction


Lens Initialization

Built in

Image Quality Adjustment

Brightness, contrast, sharpness and saturation can be adjusted

Digital Zoom

12 network function

Video Compression


Compressed Output Code Rate


Audio Compression

G.722.1, G.711-a law, G.711-u law, MP2l2, G.726, AAC, PCM

Storage Function

Supports micro SD / micro SDHC / micro SDXC card (up to 256g)

Image Setting

Movement function can be adjusted through client or IE browser

Intelligent Alarm

motion detection, blocking alarm, memory full, memory error

Support Protocol

TCP / IP, HTTP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, RTP, RTSP, PPPoE, SMTP, NTP, UPnP, SNMP, FTP, 802.1x, QoS, HTTPS, IPv6 (SIP, SRTP, optional), gb28181, onvif, psia, CGI, ISAPI three stream support



2MP electrical focus

HD Infrared Correction

Optical IR correction design, diurnal focus

Auto Aperture


Night-Day Wide Spectrum

0.4-0.75um visible broad spectrum window and 0.8-0.95um NIR narrow spectrum window with day-night independent double-pass window to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of imaging light and stray light

Preset Position

Precision potentiometer, DC5V, zoom focusing feedback





Integral aluminum alloy housing, sealed and waterproof


Integration double window design

Window Glass

4mm microcrystalline infrared high-efficiency transparent HLIN optical glass, transmittance > 98%

Surface Spraying

PTA three-resistance coating, anti corrosion (optional)

Temperature Control

The whole system adopts thermal balance design + wide temperature electronic and optoelectronic devices, with built-in heating and heat dissipation components, which can work in low temperature and high temperature environment

Weather Proof

IP66, water-proof, dust-proof


Aviation Water-Proof Connector


Load Duty

30kg CNC Pan-Tilt

Pan and Tilt

0 – 360° continuously, Tilt +45°~-45°

Rotation Speed

Pan: 0.01~30°/S, Tilt 0.01~15°/S, support with lens focus speed adaptive function


255 preset, support lens zooming and focus preset



Cruise Line-Scan

Support 6 cruise line, 1 line scan


Pre-positioning/Automatic Cruise Route/Automatic Scanning Route

Power-Off Memory

Support (restoring pre-power-off position, preset point status, cruise status, line-scanning status)

Azimuth Information

Support angle query, return and positioning

Zero Correction

Support for north-to-zero remote correction function

Power Consumption

about 80W


29 kg


Network Interface

RJ45. 10/100 Base-T adaptive (integrated video output and RS485 control)

Network Protocol

TCP/IP, UDP, IPv4/v6; support HTTP, RTP, RTSP, NFS, DHCP, NTP, SMTP, SNMPv1/v2c/v3, UPNP, PPPoE, DNS, FTP; support PSIA, ONVIF2.0, GB28181

Support Onvif

2.0 a

Pelco Support

Pelco-P, Pelco-D baud rate 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200 (optional)

Power Supply

AC/DC24V, Anti-reverse connection protection


Aviation waterproof connector


Working Temperature

– 25° ~60° (- 40° Optional)

Storage Temperature

-45 ~ +70



Seismic Resistance

0.2g (in accordance with GB/T15211-2013 5.4 harsh grade 2

Impact Resistance

15g (in accordance with GB/T15211-2013 5.3 harsh grade 3)

Lightning Protection

Built-in surge protection interface circuit, 4000V power supply, 2000V signal

Salt Spray Prevention

Continuous spray for 96 hours at pH 6.5 to 7.2, no change in surface

Protection Level




Long Range PTZ thermal imaging flir cameras overview,

SPI Can custom configure and integrate a complete custom long range camera solution with cooled or uncooled thermal FLIR infrared IR imaging system, along with long range CMOS CCTV high magnification telephoto zoom lenses with a variety of laser pointers, illuminators and rangefinders. SPI’s Lasers Range from 800Nm to 1600Nm covering a wide spectral range for the customers unique needs. Ultra low light b&w and color CMOS and Emerging sensor technologies can also be integrated into the M7 system for a full comprehensive imaging suite from 400nm to 14Um.

PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) Long range FLIR Thermal security cameras act as a force multiplier, allowing law enforcement, military and security operators to react more effectively — responding to threats with the appropriate force, and using agency resources more efficiently.

For instance, Long range thermal PTZ FLIR security cameras have been widely adopted as the imaging technology of choice to answer federal regulations requiring unbroken video surveillance coverage like the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s requirement for one, that nuclear facilities provide continuous 24-hour surveillance, observation, and monitoring of their perimeter and control areas. They have become an integral part of the Delay, Detect, Respond strategy; their increased detection range giving security forces more time to respond, contain, and neutralize adversaries before they can access or damage nuclear materials or facilities.

Long range thermal imaging PTZ flir camera


  • Affordable low cost solution to long range day/night imaging, incorporating the best quality, highest grade materials that are made to last.
  • Detect objects, vehicles, persons or incidents even in complete darkness and make it impossible for individuals to hide in shadows or blend in against complex backgrounds.
  • Do not demand any additional light sources and handles many difficult weather conditions including smoke, haze and dust.
  • Cannot be blinded by strong lights or put out of order using laser pointers, etc.
  • Are available as out-of-the-box outdoor-ready products for cost-effective installation & complement many network video installations.
  • Require minimized storage and bandwidth due to support for industry-standard video compression techniques such as Motion JPEG and H.264.
  • Are ideal for intelligent video and typically offer higher accuracy in analytics than conventional cameras, because they are immune to light conditions and normal shadows. The cameras offer video motion detection, active tampering alarm, and provide capacity for third-party analytics modules, including support for COTS Camera Application Platform.
  • Support Power over Ethernet to supply power to the camera via the network, eliminating the need for power cables and reducing installation costs.
  • Include the industry-standard open interface which ensures support for the market’s broadest range of video management systems.

Unlike standard TV, CCD or CCTV Camera systems, which like the human eye requires some light, thermal FLIR IR imaging detectors and sensors uses infrared electromagnetic radiation 3,000-14,000nm wavelengths (heat) to produce clean, crisp monochrome or color images even in complete darkness. Thermal infrared LWIR and MWIR (Uncooled and cooled) FLIR IR cameras are extremely effective as humans, animals, and vehicles are all very hot in contrast to a background making them easily detectable by SPI’s ultra-sensitive, hand selected thermal camera arrays. This allows SPI’s thermal cameras to detect threats at distances up to 30km, even in complete total darkness. Not only does thermal FLIR Imagers offer longer night vision ranges but it has advantages during the day as well. Standard visible CCTV cameras can be rendered useless by direct or reflected sunlight because they rely on contrast in order to identify an intruder. In areas where contrast is poor optical cameras can be rendered useless and their performances change based on lighting conditions. a good quality Thermal PTZ Camera, however, is completely immune to light allowing it to see in any lighting environment for 24/7 true day/night/twilight imaging.

Long range thermal imaging flir camera

SPI’s powerful Long range thermal Imaging flir security cameras compliment and complete your security camera network.
They turn night into day, allowing you to see intruders invisible to the naked eye.
Thermal FLIR cameras create video images from infrared thermal energy (heat), and perform well at night and day, in good weather and bad.

Long range thermal imaging PTZ flir camera
24/7/365 uninterrupted Passive Stealth undetectable long range EO/IR day and night vision enhanced fixed and remote Imaging

Long range Thermal FLIR IR LWIR & MWIR (uncooled & cooled) imaging is a passive technology meaning that, thermal IR does not artificially increase light or require any illumination or light source. This is extremely important as standard active infrared illumination or lasers emit a faint red glow which can allow intruders to find possible blind spots in your surveillance system (active Infrared and lasers also emit an invisible beam that the human eye cannot see, although it can easily be spotted by traditional night vision devices, and which can be a deterrent when trying to be completely “invisible” without giving away the position). There are many applications that require stealth, such as SWAT teams, investigation units, counter surveillance and military personnel who require their presence to be undetected in order to achieve their objective. Thermal IR imagers are the best technology for these applications as it is a completely passive technology allowing you to conduct reconnaissance, surveillance and spotting day or night.

Thermal Infrared FLIR Imaging DRI (Detection, Recognition, Identification)

Detection, (D) Recognition, (R) & Identification (I) (DRI)  (Johnston criteria) , is the universal standard for rating thermal IR FLIR cameras and is a commonly used keyword.

Detection means that you will be able to see the target, it means that the target is visible on the image monitor, and that there is a good chance that the target is actually something of suspicion that may need further investigation or consideration.

Recognition means that you are able to recognize an object’s class (human vs car, human vs animal, truck vs tank, etc).

Identification of an object means that you are able to differentiate between
objects. For example, being able to identify the exact type of vehicle not just
its shape.

Long range Continuous Zoom Thermal Infrared Imaging Germanium optical Lenses

Continuous Optical zoom LWIR and MWIR Thermal Imaging Lenses are the most desirable format of PTZ FLIR imaging, they smoothly zoom continuously from a wide field of view (WFOV) all the way up to narrow long range field of view (NFOV). SPI’s cooled and uncooled M7 optics are made of the finest Germanium lenses which are hardened and coated to give you the cleanest thermal infrared image. The M7 Germanium lenses are fast precision optics that produce the cleanest and clearest most sensitive thermal image.

M7 PTZ Long range Thermal Imaging Multi Sensor camera system connectivity

The M7 Long range PTZ thermal flir system is extremely easy to install, The unit if fully universal and has Serial data and analog video outputs, connecting to Ethernet, IP or any standard wired or wireless network is simple, due to the M7 non proprietary outputs. Many commercially available off the shelf modules are also available that interconnect to the M7 for custom or exotic installs.

Advanced EO/IR videos Image Enhancements for long range PTZ flir thermal cameras

SPI’s Long range LWIR and MWIR PTZ Pan Tilt Zoom thermal infrared FLIR imaging cameras integrate specialty image enhancement algorithms that increase the thermal images contrast, gain and level settings allowing the user to better distinguish details within the image, Image enhancement can be of value because it cleans up the image of blooming, unnecessary noise and brings out crucial details of subject, vehicle, the landscape and surrounding areas no matter if looking at the land, sky or waterways.

PTZ thermal camerasCustom Built OEM EO/IR PTZ Solution based on application and budget

They are many manufactures of thermal infrared flir imaging cooled and uncooled systems and visible ccd cctv zoom 1000mm and 2000mm lens available, SPI can custom configure the perfect long range PTZ thermal imaging EO/IR (day/night vision) camera system for your exact application and integrate it into an existing network or a brand new install. Multiple exotic sensors and detectors are available like long range zoom telephoto long distance Visible, Thermal, Active IR, Range Gated, SWIR, NIR, Color night vision, Starlight, cooled MWIR thermal and uncooled LWIR Thermal. SPI listens to the customer & designs the perfect system for your needs all at an affordable low cost solution, we offer EOIR  multi sensor systems to leverage the benefit of all of these technologies into integrated camera systems that operate as one complete system. We custom build cameras to suit the individual needs of our customers, our systems are by far the absolute most rugged and reliable in the world, come visit our ISO factory to se all of what we do when manufacturing your camera system. We offer in house and in the field training & are a premier manufacturer of night vision electro optical systems. Our systems are all military grade and offer MIL STD 810 Ratings amongst other premier certifications.

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Military & Homeland Security long range EOIR Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Governments around the world are faced with the growing challenge of threats from both internal unrest and outside intrusions; homeland security has never been a larger concern. With the new face of terrorism it has become increasingly difficult to isolate and appropriately respond to threats, without burdening the average citizen, before they cause catastrophic damage. These new threats require new technologies. Homeland security can no longer rely solely on traditional technologies such as thermal and intensified images but must augment and replace their existing equipment with technologies that are able to provide true identification of targets day or night. This requires the utilization of video analytics and applied automated intelligence to help operators identify and respond to suspicious activity before it poses a threat in real time.
Homeland Security Border Protection
Homeland security and battlefields are the environments with the highest stakes; countless lives of military personnel, law enforcement and civilians are on the line. Having situational awareness and gaining a tactical advantage is absolutely critical. Instruments and surveillance equipment must provide real-time long range threat detection as well as the ability to identify and neutralize threats.

SPi is committed to providing state-of-the-art integrated surveillance solutions including ultra-long range night vision, premier security, situational assessment and a host of technologies and turnkey solutions designed for 24/7 operation in the most brutal of environments. SPI can custom build to suit any application including but not limited to:

long range Force Protection, Perimeter Security, Embassy Protection Forces, Mobile/Fixed Command Centers, Ruggedized Surveillance, Tactical Command and Control, Day/Night Situational Awareness, Anti-Pirate systems, Wireless Secured Communication, Enterprise Video Management, GPS Enabled Video Analytics, Threat Detection Technologies, Radar, Microwave and Electromagnetic, Laser LRF Ranger Finders and Target Acquisition, UAV Detection & Identification Equipped with Multi-Sensor Sniper Detection, Missile/rocket tracking, EOIR, RSTA C4ISR, ISR.

Long range thermal imaging Flir human detectionIntelligent Video Analytics and Long range Thermal Infrared FLIR imaging cameras

Video analytics has revolutionizing the way we use cameras. Video analytics allows us to add intelligence and automation to our long range thermal imaging flir PTZ security cameras dramatically increasing performance and capabilities. Video analytics are widely used with long range HD and SD optical cameras as optical cameras cost less and are more abundant than long range thermal cameras. This has been a major limiting factor to the effectiveness and performance of video analytics. Optical cameras require light and as a result the images they produce change with the lighting conditions. Video analytics detect changes in a scene and, through advanced algorithms, rules and user defined parameters, it intelligently creates alerts when an abnormal event causes a trigger. A common example is a trip wire where a user draws a perimeter and if any object crosses that perimeter it generates an alarm. In a more advanced and automated system this will move a PTZ to the position of intrusions and even auto track the intruder. Optical cameras have a high false alarm rate because changes in lighting can trigger false alarms. Optical cameras are also limited to around 200 feet at night as they use traditional IR LED illumination. LWIR and MWIR (uncooled and cooled) Thermal FLIR Cameras, however, is ideal for video analytics as it is immune to changing light. When properly installed, one thermal camera with Infiniti’s video analytics can cover up to 5km of perimeter with an extremely low false alarm rate.

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