Scout TK Compact Monocular

Scout TK Compact Monocular



FLIR Scout TK Thermal Vision Monocular

FLIR Scout TK – Consumer Level Compact Thermal Monocular 431-0012-21-00S

The FLIR Scout TK is a pocket-sized thermal vision monocular for exploring the outdoors—at night and in low-light conditions. Scout TK reveals your surroundings and helps you see people, objects and animals over 100 yards (90 m) away. Simple to use, with still image and video recording, Scout TK is the perfect companion, whether in the back country or your own backyard.

There are other products on the market which offer low cost thermal capabilities.  Phone attachments from FLIR and Seek are one options.  However, there is something to be said for hte convenience of havign a dedicated device for this purpose.  There are not many basic thermal monoculars on the market. Seek Reveal maybe considered one, but other than that, Scout TK is basically on its own in this niche.  Considering the video recording capabilities of this thermal monocular, the price tag seems to be justified.

Do not buy this device if you are in need of a powerful thermal imager which will give you visibility to several hundred yards.  Scout TK has its limitations and you should be aware of them.  However, if a simply close range thermal is all you need for personal security or to explore nature at night, then FLIR Scout TK is ideal.

What’s included with the FLIR Scout TK

  • Handheld Thermal Camera
  • Neck Lanyard
  • USB Cable
  • Lens Cap

Thermal devices can produce various types of images.  Some are color others are monochrome.  In either case change in shade or color indicates temperature differences.