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This Seek Thermal Compact is a tiny, advanced thermal imaging camera which plugs into your Android smartphone or tablet.
**PLEASE NOTE this model is only compatible with Android devices, an iOS/ iPhone compatible version is available here. ***
Extremely easy to use, even for those new to thermography, the Seek Thermal Compact works alongside the free app (available as a download on Google Play) and allows you to use your phone to view thermal images, capture videos and thermal images, take spot temperatures, switch colour palettes and much, much more! You can even instantly share directly from the mobile to emails, texts and social media to share your findings with friends and colleagues.
Installing the camera is easy – it is designed to plug into the micro USB slot on a compatible smartphone or tablet (please see below for more information on compatibility).
The Seek Thermal Compact thermal camera is an excellent solution for building contractors, HVAC technicians, gas installers, plumbers, electricians and can even be used in outdoor conditions thanks to a fully waterproof case supplied as standard with the camera.
With a thermal detector with resolution of 206 x 156 pixels and wide detection distance (1000 feet/300m) plus temperature range of -40 to 330°C, the Seek Thermal Compact will produce excellent quality images over a wide range, helping you pinpoint hidden problems wherever they may be found.
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:
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:
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:
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:
You can even use it to find the perfectly chilled beer!
There are three different models available in the Seek Thermal Compact series. The following table outlines the difference between each.
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|
Don’t Have an Android Smartphone? Seek Thermal Compact is also available for iOS!
Please note that not all Android 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 Android smartphone or tablet running at least Android 4.3 to use this camera and the compatible app.
Please note that the Seek Thermal is designed for use with smartphones with a micro-USB slot running at least Android 4.3. Therefore it has not been tested but may work with many other HTC, LG, Sony Xperia and some Galaxy Tab models.
*Please note that new Samsung phones, such as the S8 are supplied with adaptors which are not OTG enabled. Therefore you will need a separate adaptor with OTG (On The Go) capability in order to connect this Thermal Camera to your device.
List of Incompatible Devices
The Seek Thermal Compact will NOT work with these products.
NOTE: Android devices sometimes orient the microUSB connecter in different directions or locations. For correct usage the USB port should be located on the bottom, with the widest portion of the port aligned with the back of your smartphone. Many LG and HTC devices orient the connecter in the opposite direction, and many devices from Sony and Motorola often position the port on the side. In these cases it is recommended to use a microUSB cable or adapter to allow proper aiming and positioning of the camera (sold separately).
|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)|
|Pixel Pitch||12 microns|
|Spectral Range||7.5 to 14 microns|
|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|
|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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Review by John (Posted on 18/11/2018)
Good little camera for occasional use. If you need to use one regularly I would look at the FLIR option
Review by Neil (Posted on 26/01/2018)
So simple to set up and use. Does everything I need it to do finds blockages in my cooling componets far quicker and easier than the traditional methods. Cheap and compact solution. Recommended
Review by Darren M (Posted on 02/01/2018)
I have used this successfully looking at heat loss from houses and for classic car radiators.
I read several reviews that compare this camera with it's close rival. I prefer the photos to have no outlines, and I don't mind the clicking noise. it is rather comforting to know it is rescaling, which is what the clicking signifies.
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