M5 SRTI Thermal Border Security Camera

M5 SRTI Thermal Border Security Camera

The M5 thermal Border Security Camera mounted on a Hummer

The M5 thermal Border Security Camera mounted on a Hummer

The M5 SRTI / MRTI Short Range / Medium Range PTZ Thermal Border Security Camera is a true multi sensor imaging platform. Featuring a high resolution wide angle field of view thermal imager with digital zoom and color thermal imaging mated to a high quality CCTV visual imaging camera with ultra long range zoom and auto focus. The dual visual / thermal sensors are co-mounted and aligned on a single Pan Tilt base capable of + – 90 degree tilt and 360 degree CONTINUOUS rotation. The system responds to standard PELCO-D commands and can be programmed to auto scan and perform remote tours. With its wide field of view the M5 SRTI is ideally suited as a Drivers Vision Enhancement System ( DVE ) or as a surveillance tool for checkpoints or small enclosed areas where a WFOV and short range imaging are required. No other system can provide the durability, feature set and affordable price of the M5 Thermal PTZ systems.

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The enemy is real. The night is dark. The job is critical. Get the right border security camera to get it done!

The future is here now and its more affordable than you think. In today’s uncertain times of world conflict, it has become more important than ever for the good guys to own the night. Traditional pan tilt zoom thermal imaging platforms have long suffered from two majors drawbacks, price and size. For years these multi sensor pan tilt imaging border security camera systems have been monstrous contraptions sometimes standing over two feet tall and weighing in at 100 pounds plus. The support gear required to safely mount and position these units made them extremely unpractical for all but the most extreme of applications. In addition, these big fellas had price tags that could range from a minimum of $35,000 to as high as $750,000 further limiting there use to exotic applications. unfortunately, this set of circumstances meant that a great many agencies that truly need this capability had no hope of ever procuring this expensive and cumbersome technology. The M5 thermal pan tilt zoom system represents a breakthrough in innovative design philosophy that now makes thermal pan tilt zoom systems smaller, lighter and much less expensive. By utilizing COTS components and leveraging existing technologies the M5 can deliver comparable performance at a small fraction of the cost and size of traditional pan tilt systems. A wide range of options and industry standard control protocols further extend the M5’s capabilities. The choice is clear for any professional involved in night time operations- the M5 is your tool of choice.

The M5 SRTI thermal border security camera Wide Field of View thermal border security camera is suitable for use on buildings and checkpoints, vehicle operations and marine vessel scenarios. When your mission profile demands rugged, wide field of view thermal imaging the M5 SRTI delivers.

A 3/4 view of the M5 thermal border security camera

A 3/4 view of the M5 thermal border security camera

A front view of the M5 thermal border security camera

A front view of the M5 thermal border security camera

A rear view of the M5 thermal border security camera

A rear view of the M5 thermal border security camera


M5 SRTI Thermal Border Security Camera Features

High Resolution Thermal
The M5 SRTI thermal border security camera utilizes FPA uncooled microbolometer thermal imaging sensors with a thermal resolution starting at 76,800 pixels which is a whopping 4 times the typical resolution of so called “affordable” thermal pan tilt units that use sub standard 160×120 pixel cameras. Can you really “afford” to lose pixel resolution when imaging performance is required? If your application demands the very finest thermal imaging sensor resolution possible then we have an ULTRA HD thermal sensor option for the M5 SRTI that will blow you away with a super large format thermal sensor of 307,200 pixels.


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Long Range CCTV Zoom

The M5 SRTI thermal border security camera is a true Day Night imaging system. The M5 does not skimp on daytime performance and all M5 units feature a razor sharp long range zoom CCTV camera component. The CCTV camera sub-system features an amazing 432x total zoom capability! This is made up of 36x optical zoom power coupled to 12x digital zoom capability. The daytime camera can reach out and touch the target in any M5 system. The M5 thermal sensor can be coupled to a variety of precision engineered long range thermal germanium optics and digital zoom configurations.

Closeup of the M5 short range thermal border security camera zoom lens

Continuous 360 Degree Rotation
If there is one thing certain about threats its that they can come from any direction and usually move. To truly be secure you must have complete situational awareness and that demands that you can track targets of interest no matter how they move around your position. If you have a thermal ptz system that can only rotate 380 degrees and then has to go all the way back the other way you have a serious blind spot. Unfortunately, many systems costing several times as much as the M5 are configured in just such a way. The M5 SRTI thermal border security camera leverages the power of an advanced slip ring technology so that the M5 SRTI can spin continuously in either direction. With the M5 SRTI the technical limitations of your hardware will never cause you to take your eyes off the target. The M5 has your back, and your front, and any other direction you want to point!

A closer look at M5 thermal camera rotation capabilities

Advanced Thermal Features
The M5 SRTI is equipped with the thermal infrared imaging features demanded by your specific mission profiles. The M5 SRTI is not overburdened with useless features that only overload users. The SRTI M5 short range thermal imager has just what you need including:

  • Auto image exposure so that the operator is not wasting time and attention on image adjustments.
  • Thermal Digi-Zoom to aid in distant viewing.
  • HD High Definition Zoom 1080 P Daytime/low light camera offer exceptional continuous optical and digital zoom distant target detection, recognition and identification
  • Target color thermal imaging helps the user discriminate targets in the scene.
  • High resolution EOIR sensors and high quality germanium optics for clarity and precision in a Thermal FLIR Camera system.

Close view of the M5 infrared camera optics

User Programmed Auto-Tours
The sensor technology of the M5 SRTI is matched by an intelligent pan tilt positioning system that is easily configured to match the needs of your specific mission criteria. The M5 SRTI has 128 preset points and can be taught to scan between two points while setting speed, direction and dwell. You can also set up to 6 scanning paths with each path containing up to 16 pre-set points. The M5 SRTI has the sophistication to auto scan your area of interest for you. For example you could set the M5 SRTI to Pan/Tilt to the entrance gate, zoom in and hold for 5 seconds. Next the M5 SRTI would automatically Pan/Tilt to the perimeter fence, zoom out and hold for 8 seconds. Then on to the next point all automatically. To stop the scan all you have to do is grab the joystick for instant user control over ride. Simple, intelligent and powerful.

A view of the M5 thermal imager from the side

Integrated Wiper
The M5 SRTI comes fully loaded right out of the box with all the features you would expect in a high end surveillance platform. In the real world of harsh weather conditions lenses can become obscured by rain, mud, snow or dirt. The M5 SRTI provides an integrated wiper system to quickly and efficiently clean the lens. Simply activate the wiper from the onscreen menu to see clearly again. No matter what the conditions bring, the M5 SRTI strives to deliver.

A closeup of the M5 thermal camera wiper

Easy Installation
The M5 SRTI thermal pan tilt system was designed and manufactured to easily mount almost anywhere. Vehicle, vessel or building installation is a piece of cake. The base of the lightweight M5 SRTI system is secured with a simple 4 bolt mounting pattern. Integrated bushings protect the M5 SRTI from shock and vibration. Wiring of the M5 SRTI is as simple as possible. All that is required is a power connection, serial connection (for control) and simple video connection. The M5 SRTI can easily be installed in guard towers, network video systems, wireless configurations, buildings, vehicles, vessels and almost any other location that you can think of.
An M5 infrared camera mounted on the roof of a vehicle

The M5 SRTI is a COTS pan tilt thermal imaging system manufactured by SPI CORP. Standard models are generally in stock and ready for immediate shipment. Custom and semi-custom configurations are a specialty of SPI. By leveraging our M5 COTS solutions we can custom tailor a system to your exact needs. Anything is possible with the M5 system. Call a specialist today to discuss your unique application. From Mild to Wild we can get the job done.
A customization option of the M5 infrared camera system

M5 SRTI Short Range Thermal Border Security Camera Specifications

Visual camera Integrated CCTV Zoom camera – HD EOIR available
Thermal imager Uncooled microbolometer focal plane arrays up to 1024×768 LWIR Core detector
Power supply DC12V±10% Iin±2.5A
Interface RS485, Dual analog video output (NTSC). DC12V power supply
Capability Thermal Imaging Detection Range > up to 5Kn, 10KM optional
Optimal identification and recognition capabilities with high fidelity sensors
Power Consumption ≤30W
weight 11 lbs.
dimension 17.25″x9.5″x9″
Working Time ≥10000 hours
Working Temperature -10°F ~ +140°F
Storage Temperature ~40°F ~ +185°F
Anti-vibration 150m/s 2 11ms
Salt-fog Spray continuously spray fog for 48 hours under PH6.5-7.2
Scanning method Scanning line-by-line
Zoom 500x color / low light
Imaging chip BSI CMOS
Valid pixel 1024×768
Focus automatic, one push, manual, unlimited far, auto imaging
IR filter Yes
Signal-to-noise ≥50db
Video output VBS:1.0Vp-p (simultaneous negative), Y/C output
Lowest illumination 0.0.1Lx
Electronic shutter 1/1~1/10,000s
Simultaneous system Simultaneous inside or outside
White balance Auto, ATW, indoor, Outdoor, One-push, Manual
back light compensation ON / OFF
Tilt speed 0~60°/s
Pan speed 0~80°/s
Pre-setting points 128 Maximum
Scan speed 0.5~30v/s
Cruising function 6 cruising paths
Track self-inspection <40s
Sensor Technology Uncooled infrared focal plane array microbolometer
Digital Zoom 2X, 4X, 8x
Wave length 7-14µm
Detection distance 1000′ (human detection range), UP 10 kilometers, look for M7 unit
Minimum Object Distance 5m
Field of view 26°

Thermal control

Auto image exposure, multiple thermal color palettes
for target discrimination, enhanced thermal imaging
signal processing
M5 short range thermal imager microbolometer technology graphic HIGH RESOLUTION THERMAL
The M5 SRTI Thermal Pan Tilt system uses the latest uncooled microbolometer FPA technology.
M5 short range thermal imager zoom lens LONG RANGE ZOOM
All M5 Visual cameras have a long range (500x on the CCTV to reach out and see the target.
M5 short range thermal camera 360 degree rotation CONTINUOUS ROTATION
The SRTI features a “slip-ring” design. This lets the M5 rotate freely 360 degrees continuously so you can stay on target.
Color wheel range of the M5 short range thermal imager ADVANCED THERMAL FEATURES
M5 Short Range Thermal Imager (SRTI) enhances the microbolometer thermal FPA with DSP enabled color and digital zoom technologies.
The M5 thermal imager auto-rotator USER PROGRAMMED AUTO-TOUR
The M5 SRTI is on a “smart” PTZ base so you can program auto tours including position, dwell time and zoom level.
The M5 thermal camera's wiper system INTEGRATED WIPER
The SRTI M5 is equipped with a wiper system to remove dirt and debris in all weather conditions so you never miss a threat.
M5 short range thermal surveillance camera mount EASY INSTALLATION
Designed for ease of installation, the M5 has minimal connections and hardware for rapid deployment of your SRTI M5.
M5 thermal imager customizable graphic CUSTOMIZABLE
M5 configurations include long range thermal, 640×480, network interface, mast mounted, slew to cue, drop deployable and more., Ethernet, GUI, SDK, laser, GPS, compass, ir