Workswell WIRIS Security is a thermal camera for drones (UAV or pilotless planes) designed specifically for security applications, such as building and perimeter surveillance, searching for missing persons, firefighting operations, field research, searching for and counting wildlife, etc. This thermal camera is fully adapted to these applications with a high-resolution camera, assortment of lenses, functionalities, excellent temperature sensitivity, as well as rugged mechanical construction made of lightweight aluminium. The Workswell WIRIS Security camera weighs 780 grams and its dimensions are 111 mm x 80 mm x 103 mm. The thermal camera spectral range is 7.5 – 13.5 μm, i.e. this is a regular LWIR camera, as has been the industry standard.
The first feature that will definitely surprise you in this thermal camera is an absolutely unrivalled microbolometer with resolution of 800 x 600 px. Actually, this means that this is a thermal camera with the highest resolution you can get when it comes to thermal cameras for drones. In addition, this thermal camera features higher detection sensitivity of 40 mK, indispensable for example during search operations. It is further equipped with a convenient 35 mm focal length lens (i.e. with the 21.2° x 16.2° field of vision) as well as with DDE functionality (Digital Detail Enhancement) for image quality improvement. The camera comes with an image frequency of 9 Hz or 25 Hz. There is a video output available through a HDMI port.
State-of-the-art camera even in the RGB range
When designing the WIRIS Security camera, we have fully capitalized on our long-term experience with development of thermal cameras for security and search applications. Therefore, we were well aware, that apart from variety of functionalities, incorporating a suitable RGB camera was essential; in fact, that this is the most important part of the whole system, with exception of the thermal camera itself.
As a result, the main assets of the WIRIS Security camera are definitely not only high resolution or sensitivity of the thermal camera, but they include an incorporated specialized visual band imagery RGB camera with high sensitivity for dusk and dawn vision and possibility of optical ZOOM. Thus, the RGB camera image is easy to read even with minimum light of 0.0008 lux. The RGB camera focal length, or the field of vision, respectively, are variable within the following intervals of 129.0 mm – 4.3 mm, or 2.3° – 3.7°, respectively, which equals up to 30x optical ZOOM. This camera comes with many different functionalities, such as automatic switch from day to night mode, fog impact compensation mode, advanced image stabilisation and many others.
WIRIS OS operating system
This thermal camera is equipped with a WIRIS OS operating system featuring many functionalities designed for security and search applications enabling maximum utilization of both incorporated cameras. Some of these functionalities include for example the “security full screen mode”, the NUC calibration controller, bispectral coaxial zoom (thermal camera up to 12x digital zoom, RGB camera up to 30x optical zoom), artificial intelligence for person detection within the image etc. All these features are available through the RC controller as the drone is flying.
RTSP video streaming and image transfer through Wi-Fi is among other WIRIS OS functionalities. This feature is provided by the RJ 45 Ethernet port.
Operating system WIRIS OS has been in development for over 4 years now (and tested on the previous generations of the Workswell WIRIS cameras) and therefore allows you to maximize the full potential of sensoric and computing hardware and thus get the functionalities which the similar products with no operating system cannot even come close to.
In order not to finish the list of features too soon, the Workswell WIRIS Security camera is equipped with an SSD disc with 512 GB or 256 GB memory for recording.
The wides range of interconnection and connectivity
Workswell WIRIS Security also brings an interface enabling the widest range of connections to the drone, the control unit, an external GPS sensor, etc. Wi-Fi low latency live video streaming is also available.
The following HW ports are provided:
- CAN bus (DJI M600 and A3 controller compatible)
- Ethernet (RJ 45)
- Possibility of connection to external GPS
- External trigger
NON ITAR product
This camera is categorized as a NON ITAR product, which means that from the administrative point of view, selling, export, and even import of this thermal camera is considerably easier and faster, as there are no associated legal requirements, such as those related to the products controlled under the ITAR regime!
Possibility to develop own applications
Along with the camera, we provide an SDK tool enabling you to develop own applications. SDK gives access to low-level functionalities and enables the application developer to fully maximise the potential of the WIRIS Security camera HW
Comparison of camera resolution 640px and 800px
|WIRIS Security Key feature specification|
|High sensitivity Night vision modes in visual Full HD camera||Advanced Noise Reduction Technology
|Operating onboard system||WIRIS OS for full real-time data streaming and control during the flight
|30x Optical Antivibration zoom||Full HD 30x optical zoom camera with anti-vibration compensation|
|Thermal camera specification|
|IR camera resolution||800 x 600 pixels|
|Scene range||-20 °C to +150 °C|
|Temperature sensitivity||Extra sensitivity of 0.04 °C (40 mK)|
|Frame rate||25 Hz or 9 Hz|
|Spectral range / detector||7.5 – 13.5 μm / Uncooled VOx microbolometer|
|Available lenses||35 mm (21.2° x 16.2°), visit FOV calculator|
|Digital zoom||1 – 12x continuous|
|Digital visual camera|
|Resolution||1 920 x 1 080 pixels (Full HD), 1/2.8” EXMOR R CMOS sensor|
|Optical zoom||30x optical zoom with vibration compensation and image stabilization|
|Minimum illumination||0.0008 lux (ICR on, Slow shutter 1/4s, High sensitivity on)|
|View angle / Focal length||Ultra zoom 2.3° - extra wide 63.7° / 129.0 mm – 4.3 mm|
|Focus and exposure time||Autofocus with automatic or manual exposure time control|
|Image enhancement||Auto-white balance, WDR, IR cut filtering, DEFOG, 3D Noise reduction|
|Memory and data recording|
|Memory||Internal high-speed SSD 512GB or 256GB for image and video recording
External slot for Micro SD card & USB 2.0 for USB stick for taking images
|Image and video formats|
|Image and video formats||Digital camera Full HD JPEG images
Digital camera h.264 encode video HD recording
Infrared camera h.264 encode video Full frame 25 Hz recording
|GPS geo-tagging (image & video)|
|GPS tagging (image & video)||MavLink or External GPS or DJI A3 controllers compatible via CAN bus|
|Interfaces & real-time remote control|
|10-pin digital port||S.Bus
CAN bus (compatible with DJI M600 and A3 controllers)
External GPS connectivity
|Ethernet (RJ-45) port||SDK & RTSP video streaming and camera control|
|Micro USB 2.0 port||USB 2.0 Mass storage
Camera control and video streaming (optional on request only)
|Remote control system||WIRIS OS ensures real-time control of all camera functions during the flight|
|Remote control options||S.Bus protocol
CAN bus for real-time control on DJI M600 and GPS geo-tagging
RJ-45 for wireless uplink installation (video streaming and camera control)
|Micro HDMI video output||1 280 x 720 pixels (720p), Aspect ratio 16:9, Micro HDMI video output.|
|Camera functions||Pallets: 19 changeable pallets for different flying conditions
Multi-camera modes: Full screen mode, IR only, VIS only, Picture in Picture
Periodic capturing: From 1s, IR and VIS images simultaneously
DDE function: Digital Detail Enhancement for high dynamic range imagery
NUC control settings: Automatic or manual
|Power supply, weight & dimensions|
|Input supply voltage||9 – 36 VDC, Coaxial 2.1 x 5.5 mm, outer shell - GND|
|Power dissipation (avg.)||19 W|
|Weight||< 780 grams|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||111 mm x 80 mm x 103 mm|
|Mounting||3 x 1/4-20 UNC threads around the camera|
|Housing material||Durable aluminium body with ABS parts|
|Operating temperature range||-20 °C to +55 °C|
|Storage temperature range||-30 °C to +60 °C|