Thermal SurveyingThe thermal imaging camera is a type of thermographic camera that helps in measuring the temperature differences of a surface. This helps in detecting potential fire hazards. Thermographic cameras form the image with the help of infrared rays.
Thermal imaging cameras can be used for:
- Electrical inspection of substations
- Determining thermal heat loss of buildings and energy losses
- Locating radiant heating wires or pipes
- Detecting a thermal pattern for boiler tubes
- Detecting insulation leaks
Thermal cameras show exactly where the problems are quickly and help in detecting energy waste, moisture and electrical issues in buildings. Thermal imaging is used for maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural systems to detect problems, prevent downtime, guide corrective action and increase work safety. Using thermal imagers, it is easy to scan an entire building.
Wildlife and Poaching
Poaching is an avaricious crime. It is the taking of game without the permission of the owner of the land on which the game is found, or without fishing rights on a river or loch. 'Game' might include salmon, trout, pheasants, partridges, hares, rabbits or deer. Fishing permits are required by law.
Poaching deer is by far the most common and is unfortunately on the increase. Methods of taking the game vary and are cruel or unsporting, such as shooting a deer with an unsuitable calibre of rifle, catching it in an illegally set snare or taking a salmon by intentionally embedding a large treble hook in its side. By using thermal imaging cameras with advanced detection capability can offer a far more proactive solution to deter poachers in their tracks – we are able to use these thermal imaging cameras to view if a person or persons are present on someone else’s land from a vast distance.
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 amended or repealed a number of earlier pieces of poaching legislation, including one Act dating back to 1772. Part 1 of the 2011 Act details the Acts which have been amended. A full list of repealed legislation can be found in Part 2 of the Schedule to the 2011 Act.
All poaching offences in Scotland are now contained within the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Farmers need to protect their belongings, whether it's livestock, equipment or vehicles. The increase in rural crime around Aberdeen and the Aberdeenshire area has increased and been highlighted by Police Scotland. Installing a close circuit television (CCTV) system will allow you to visually monitor your livestock, equipment or vehicles 24/7 365 days a year. Deterring theft of livestock such as sheep, calves or of expensive equipment.
- Mark MacDonald