NOPTIC search Light & Thermal Imager System Benefits for Law Enforcement

Once installed, the NOPOTIC Search Light and Thermal Imager System becomes part of your police car and not limited by department policies. Here are just a few of the ways the NOPTIC can help your officers.

  • Accident Investigation (determining when brakes were applied; to what extent brakes were applied before the crash, and which brake marks belong to which vehicle)
  • No more “RANDOM Brake Inspections”for Tractor Trailers (Hot Brakes can be seen on the go)
  • Hidden compartment detection / Drug Interdiction
  • Identify overloaded commercial vehicles while in motion or stopped (liquid-line in propane tanks, commercial passenger buses just to name a couple) – Heated Suspension
  • Hot Spots in structural/vehicular fires
  • Pointing K-9 officers in the right direction when searching for fleeing suspects (Handprints & Footprints remain visible after subject has fled)
  • Quickly scan open fields, bodies of water, and any area for lost/missing persons
  • Pinpoint the location of live shooters DAY OR NIGHT
  • Identify recently operated vehicles (heat signature)
  • Identify potential concealed weapons
  • Recovery of spent casings
  • REDUCE TIME SPENT/MANPOWER FOR ROUTINE PATROLLING
  • See without being seen. Allows stealthy surveillance and approach from within the safety of the vehicle.
  • Element of surprise gives better situational control. Reduces opportunity for suspect flight and high-speed chases.
  • Night viewing by sight requires flashlights and searchlights which reveal the pursuer’s position, giving an advantage to the suspect who wants to stay hidden or surprise attack.  Infrared viewing allows for a safer search while the suspect remains ‘in the dark’ until you are ready to illuminate them with your spotlight.
  • Infrared won’t ‘bloom’ or become blinded when hit with bright light such as headlights.
  • An area can be brought under control in less time.
  • Manpower and equipment resources are saved by reducing the need for foot patrol, K-9, helicopter, and flashlight expenses.
  • Warmth on a car’s engine compartment or tires yields evidence of when it was last driven.
  • A hot car hidden in a cold parking lot stands out.
  • A suspect vehicle that is cold might be considered abandoned, reducing the chance and need to wait for his return.
  • While light reflects off of foliage, infrared from a person behind a bush radiates through the foliage, allowing better detection in day and night conditions.
  • Tossed weapons and contraband are thermally evident against cold ground.
  • Accident investigations yield heat clues in latent tire tracks and skid marks, unseen by sight.
  • IR reflects off windows, metal structures, smooth concrete walls, and other opaque surfaces providing a mirroring ability around corners in day or night.
  • Air gaps and surfaces touching each other can give heat clues as to hidden compartments, fluid levels, etc.
  • Infrared is less prone to scattering and absorption by smoke, dust, and fog.