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Tiny in size but big in capabilities, the Seek Thermal Compact is a portable, easy-to-use and affordable thermal camera which plugs directly into an iOS smartphone/ iPhone.

**PLEASE NOTE this product is only compatible with iPhones or IOS devices, a model which is compatible with Android devices is available here.** 

Seek Thermal’s Compact camera is an absolutely ideal product for a wide variety of different applications. HVAC technicians can use these to easily find problematic temperature hotspots; electricians can use it to easily find overheating components and building surveyors can use it to find various building issues including poor seals, structural defects, moisture damage and more!

Despite its tiny size, the Seek Thermal is packed with functionality. It produces excellent quality thermal images thanks to its 206 x 156 pixel detector, can work over a distance of 1000 feet and also includes a wide field of view and excellent temperature measurement range.

The camera is controlled entirely by using the free Seek Thermal app which is available as a download from the App Store. With this app, you can capture full thermal photos and videos, share findings with others via text, social media and emails, adjust colour palettes and modes plus much, much more.

It's time to seek out heat - here's just a few of the inventive ways you can use the Seek Thermal Compact!

Seek Out Building Problems with the Seek Thermal Compact!

Seek Thermal Compact Building

The Seek Thermal Compact is excellent for both indoor and outdoor studies of the building envelope, helping you to pinpoint a wide variety of different issues.

With Seek Thermal’s technology, you’ll be able to:

  • Find water and air leaks
  • Spot hidden structural damage
  • Find unsealed gaps and drafts
  • Inspect doors, window frames and seals to ensure heat isn’t being lost

Locate HVAC Issues Easily with Your Own Smartphone

The Seek Thermal Compact is an excellent solution for any HVAC professional and will help you to easily detect elevated temperatures, which are a common source of energy waste and possible failures within HVAC systems.

With thermal imaging, you’ll be able to see what would otherwise be hidden and spot higher temperatures than normal in:

  • Electrical connections
  • Fan-cooled motors
  • Bearings
  • Winding insulation

Ensure Boilers are Running at Optimal Efficiency

With both steam and hot water systems, incorrectly installed parts, older parts and damaged components can all lead to energy efficiency loss. With Seek Thermal’s Compact thermal camera, you’ll be able to find a wide variety of heat problems in:

  • Refractory and insulation
  • Fan motors
  • Pumps and valves
  • Electrical connections

Use it Everywhere Else!

The possibilities with Seek Thermal’s compact are endless – take it indoors or outdoors and use it to see the world like never before through the power of thermal!

Here’s just a few examples of how this technology can be used:

  • Use to inspect electrical sockets, wires, transformers, lighting circuit controls and other electrical items
  • Use outdoors to track other members of your party
  • See through complete darkness to spot the heat of objects
  • Use in your own home to find structural defects and find out just why your rooms are cold

You can even use it to find the perfectly chilled beer!

Seek Thermal Compact iOS Smartphone Thermal Camera Key Features

  • Plug into your iOS smartphone and turn it into a thermal camera!
  • Ideal for any professional contractor – find heating problems in electrical, HVAC, boilers and various other systems, as well as buildings
  • Free app available on the App Store – use to capture videos and images, change colour palettes, determine specific temperatures, share with others and much more
  • 206 x 156 pixel thermal detector produces great quality thermal images
  • Detection distance of up to 1000 feet (330 yards, 300m)
  • 36 degree field of view ensures you get a wide image with lots of detail
  • Temperature measurement range from -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C) caters for a wide variety of applications
  • Adjustable focus
  • Switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit measurement modes
  • 9 selectable different colour palettes
  • Different modes included – spot thermography, high/low and threshold modes
  • No batteries required! Powered directly from your smartphone
  • Suitable for use in both day and night conditions

What’s Included?

  • Seek Thermal Compact Thermal Camera for iOS
  • Waterproof Carrying Case

Seek Thermal Compact Series Comparison Chart

There are three different models available in the Seek Thermal Compact series. The following table outlines the difference between each.

Model Number Compact

For iOS      For Android

For iOS     For Android

For iOS     For Android
Thermal Resolution 206 x 156 pixels 206 x 156 pixels 320 x 240 pixels
Detection Distance 1000 feet (330yards, 300m) 1,800 feet (600 yards, 550m) 1,800 feet (600 yards, 550m)
Field of View 36° 20° 32°
Temperature Range -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C) -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C) -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C)
Frame Rate <9Hz <9Hz >15Hz FastFrame

Android Version

Don’t Have an iOS Smartphone? Seek Thermal Compact is also available for Android!

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*Notes on Compatibility

Please note that not all iOS smartphones and tablets are compatible with the Seek Thermal Compact.

Please review all of the following information carefully to determine whether or not your device is compatible with the Seek Thermal Compact.

Any questions? Please call us directly.

Smartphone Case Compatibility

In some cases, thicker smartphone cases (especially ruggedized ones) will not provide enough clearance around the connection port. To use the camera you must either remove the case or attach the camera using an extender or adapter (sold separately).

Operating System Compatibility

You will require an iOS smartphone or tablet running at least iOS 8.0 to use this camera and the compatible app.

List of Tested Compatible Devices

  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s Plus 
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5 
  • iPod Touch 5th Generation
  • iPad Mini (all versions)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad 4th Generation

List of Incompatible Products

The Seek Thermal CompactPRO will NOT work with these products.

  • iPhone 4s or lower
  • iPad 3 or lower
  • iPod Touch 4 or lower
  • iPad Pro
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Seek Thermal Compact Technical Specifications

Detector and Optics
Thermal Sensor 206 x 156
Detection Distance 1000 feet (330 yards/300m)
Field of View 36 degree FOV
Temperature Range -40 to 626°F (-40 to 330°C)
Frame Rate <9Hz
Focus Adjustable
Lens Material Chalcogenide
Microbolometer Vanadium oxide
Pixel Pitch 12 microns
Spectral Range 7.5 to 14 microns
System Specs
User Interface Connects to a smartphone. Controlled by free Seek mobile app
Temperature Display Scale Fahrenheit or Celsius
Colour Palettes 9 options
Thermal Tools Spot thermography, hi-low and threshold
Capture Settings Records photos and video
Storage Media Stores photos and video directly to smartphone
Battery No batteries required. Powered by smartphone
Phone Compatibility iPhone and Android (for compatible phone list, visit www.thermal.com/supported)
Device & Package Info
Country of Origin Designed and manufactured in Santa Barbara, California, USA with global components
Colour Black
Device Dimensions (H x W x D) 1 x 1.75 x 8 inches
Device Weight 0.5 ounces
Box Dimensions (H x W x D) 7 x 3.75 x 1.25 inches
Package Weight 8.3 ounces
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