Non-contact infrared energy is detected and converted into an electronic signal by an infrared camera, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on a monitor by an infrared camera. In order to keep tabs on a building’s thermal efficiency and spot potential problems caused by excessive heat, infrared cameras collect data on the temperature inside the building. It is projected that thermal analysis solutions would become more cost-effective over the next several years as a result of recent advancements in detector technology and the addition of built-in visual imaging.
The commercialization of IR cameras has increased as a result of high-scale innovation and breakthroughs in microbolometer technology. Global sales of IR cameras are estimated to reach $5.10 billion by 2022, according to industry estimates. Over the forecast period, the IR camera market is expected to be driven by lower pricing as a result of technological advancements. The technology is projected to see significant adoption in security and surveillance applications as a result of its expanding use in commercial and industrial settings. Increased use of SWIR cameras and increased demand for infrared imaging cameras from Asia are likely to significantly boost the infrared imaging industry over the next few years.
The rising use of smartphones and high-resolution cameras could lead to significant industry development. As a medical imaging tool, these cameras play an important role in assessing whether tissue damage has occurred in the event of an injury. When epidemics break out, airports make considerable use of technology to identify and quarantine passengers with elevated body temperatures. A relationship between Autoliv Electronics and FLIR Systems allows BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Rolls Royce to use cameras cores from FLIR Systems to provide night vision in their automobiles.
The declining military budgets in developing and developed countries, which may have an adverse effect on the market’s growth, are the most significant challenges the industry is experiencing. Manufacturers are concentrating on integrating germanium, which possesses crucial mechanical qualities as well as non-hygroscopic features, which allow for high-quality transmission of infrared radiations to be achieved.
The global infrared camera market is segmented based on technology, end use, and geographic location in this report. By technology, the market can be divided into two categories: cooled infrared cameras and uncooled infrared cameras. It is classified according to its ultimate use into the following categories: defence & military, industrial, commercial surveillance, automobile, and others.