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FLIR K55 Firefighting Thermal Camera

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See even more with the upgraded version of FLIR's K45 thermal camera, the K55!

Made for use by firefighting professionals, the FLIR K55 helps firefighters to work safer, faster and more efficiently in time-critical situations. With a thermal camera as part of your kit, you'll be able to spot the body heat of trapped people, automatically detect the hottest parts of a fire, plan your strategies for fire attacking and can even use the camera to see through obscuring smoke.

The main difference between the K55 and the K45 is the resolution; this camera has higher resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, meaning every image is more detailed than those taken with the K45. This camera is also the only one of the two units which includes on-board video recording capabilities (non-radiometric), which can be stored in the camera's flash memory and downloaded at a later time.

As standard the FLIR K55 includes FLIR's FSX, a unique mode which vastly enhances the level of detail in a thermal image. In real-time applications, this difference in image quality gives firefighters the tools they need for spotting dangerous objects, or even the outlines of obscured trapped people.

Here's an example of the difference FLIR FSX makes (standard IR on left, FSX-enabled on right).

FLIR K55 Firefighting Thermal Camera Key Features

  • 320 x 240 pixel thermal resolution produces excellent quality thermal images
  • Specifically designed for firefighters - see through smoke, detect body heat, target the hottest part of a fire
  • Image capturing and video recording capabilities
  • 2x digital zoom
  • Rugged and highly durable design - resists drops onto concrete from a height of 2m, IP67 protected against water damage and fully operational to +260°C (+500°F) 
  • Easy to use, even with gloves on - three simple buttons for quick access to all functions
  • Optional in-truck charger (sold separately) available
  • Multiple image modes: standard thermal, black/white, fire mode for use with higher background temperatures, search and rescue mode for lower temperatures and a special heat detection mode which automatically highlights the hottest 20% of an image
  • Covered by FLIR's extended warranty - 2 years of coverage on batteries, five years on the camera and ten years on the detector
  • Large-size, 4 inch, 320 x 240 pixel LCD screen

What's Included?

  • FLIR K55 Thermal Camera
  • Hard Transport Case
  • FLIR Tools Software (Download Scratchcard)
  • Power Supply + Multi-Plug Connectors
  • 2 x Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Retractable Lanyard
  • Strap Lanyard
  • Neck Strap
  • Tripod Adapter
  • Documentation

Optional Accessories

FLIR also offer the following additional accessories for this camera, which are sold separately.

  • Extra Battery
  • Hard Case
  • Strap Lanyard
  • USB Cable
  • In-Truck Charger
  • Battery Charger
  • Retractable Lanyard
  • Neck Strap
  • Tripod Adapter
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FLIR K Series Technical Specifications

This table outlines the technical specifications for both K-series thermal cameras, the K45 and K55.

Model NumberK45K55
Imaging and Optical Data    
IR Resolution 240 x 180 pixels 320 x 240 pixels
Thermal Sensitivity <40mK <30mK
Contrast Optimisation Digital image enhancement using FSX
In-Camera Video Recording No Non radiometric MPEG-4 to internal Flash Memory. Up to 600 minutes in separate clips of 5 minutes each
Field of View (FOV) / Focus 51° × 38° / fixed focus
Image Frequency 60Hz
Zoom 2x digital
Focal Plane Array (FPA) / Spectral Range Uncooled microbolometer / 7.5 to 13μm
Startup Time <17 seconds (IR-image, no GUI)
Startup Time from Sleep Mode <4 seconds
Image Storage Up to 200 JPEG images on internal Flash Memory
Image Presentation  
Display 4 inch LCD, 320 x 240 pixels, backlit
Image Mode IR image
Auto-range Yes, mode-dependant
Object Temperature Range -20 to +150°C (-4 to +302°
0 to +650°C (32 to +1202°F)
Accuracy ±4°C or ±4% of reading for ambient temperature from 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
Measurement Analysis  
Spotmeter 1
Isotherm Yes, according to NFPA and mode dependant
Automatic Heat Detection Heat detection mode (the hottest 20% of the scene is coloured red)
Colour Palettes Multiple palettes, mode-dependant
Regional Adjustments Units, date and time formats
Data Communication Interfaces  
Interfaces USB-mini
USB USB mini-B: data transfer to and from PC/ uncompressed colorised video
Power System  
Battery Li-Ion, 4 hours operating time
Charging System 2-bay charger, truck charger available
Charging Time 2 hours to 85% (3 hours and 25 minutes) capacity, charging status indicated by LEDs
Charging Temperature 0 to 45°C (32 to 113°F)
Power Management Automatic shutdown and sleep mode
Environmental Data  
Designed to meet NFPA 1801 Specifications Vibration, impact acceleration resistance, corrosion, viewing surface abrasion, heat resistance,
heat and flame, product label durability.
Operating Temperature Range 20°C to +85°C (–4°F to +185°F) / +150°C (+302°F): 15 min / +260°C (+500°F): 5 min
Storage Temperature Range –40 °C to +85 °C / -40 °F to +185 °F
Encapsulation IP67 (IEC 60529)
Bump 25 g (IEC 60068-2-29)
Drop 2.0 m / 6.6 ft., on concrete floor (IEC 60068-2-31)
Physical Data  
Camera Weight, Including Battery 1.1kg / 2.4lbs
Camera Size (L x W x H) < 120 x 125 x 280mm / <4.7 x 4.9 x 11 inches
Tripod Mounting UNC 1/4 inch - 20
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