NOPTIC thermal imaging (night vision) camera

What is Noptic?

The NOPTIC camera is a small thermal camera that is covertly mounted to your vehicle A-pillar spotlights and viewed via your in-car computer or via a separate video monitor. NOPTIC gives you the ability to ‘see in the dark’ from inside the patrol car and with the critical value of added officer safety. How? You may not know, but passive infrared CANNOT see through glass. NOPTIC is mounted on your spotlight OUTSIDE of your car. Take a look at some of our side by side photos.

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Better Than A Handheld Unit And Able To Turn On In About 2 Seconds!

How often have you wished you could see better in the dark?
Or, turned your spotlight on only to light up the front of the bushes?
Or, turned your spotlight on only to learn that it’s usefulness as a light fizzles out after 75 yards or so?

At MSM Public Safety, we have been selling NOPTIC all over the US and we show NOPTIC at many trade shows, ‘Open Houses’, conferences, and expos. We’ve probably been to one that is near you! Our demo cars have NOPTIC cameras, we have demo cameras not mounted on vehicles for meeting rooms.

We also have a demo program. Let us know if this is of interest; we’ll discuss criteria.

Key points for the NOPTIC thermal imaging (night vision) camera

Needs zero light to work

Unlike “image intensifiers” that require a little light (the green image night vision) our night vision camera is a “Thermal Imager” and doesn’t need any light.

Passive Infrared Sensing

It does not emit an IR signal and cannot be blinded by lights. It has a far greater range than an “active IR” system however looking for an object the size of a person limits the range to 400 – 500 yards because of the pixel size.

Mounted Outside of the Vehicle

It allows the officer to monitor from inside the safety of the patrol vehicle with the window up. Not to mention, you can’t accidentally leave it in the office like a handheld unit.

Optimum Panning Capabilities

Be able to pan and tilt quickly with a camera that is perfectly aligned. None of the moving parts are exposed or at risk of failure due to the weather.

Competitively Priced

Compared to handheld and other mounted devices it is the best choice for your wallet.

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If you are interested, let us know. We want to hear from you. Curious? Let us know, we will help you. Based on our 7 years of experience and 100s of clients with 1,000s of units sold, we have the answers. We will coach you with install, we will help you with grant-writing. But it’s pretty straight-forward; we help our Law Enforcement clients see better in the dark, from inside the safety of the Patrol car.

We frequently hear ‘We bought a handheld thermal camera on a grant; not sure where it is’. Or, ‘yes, I have a thermal camera at my dept.; it’s in the back of my shift Sgts. SUV with the rest of his gear’. To which we ask, how does that help YOU when you need to see in the dark NOW? When you need to see NOW, NOPTIC is the tool for you. Going on a ‘routine’ domestic disturbance call? Use NOPTIC to scan the area to mitigate risk of someone hiding to perhaps ambush…

Side-by-Side Comparison

See what the News Media Has to Say

Golden Valley Police Use Thermal Imaging To Catch Criminals, Locate Missing People

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Technology that allows officers to see in complete darkness is helping the Golden Valley Police Department nab bad guys…

New Mantua police car thermal camera helps round up robbery suspect

NOPTIC (Nighttime Optical Thermal Imaging Camera), mounted above left fender of new Mantua police cruiser, was used Tuesday night to spot a robbery/assault suspect in wooded area…

Miami Shores Police use infrared technology to catch subject

MIAMI SHORES, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami Shores Police arrested a man hiding behind piles of debris thanks to infrared technology…