William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?
Quite a few procurement officers have absolutely no idea what the folks in the field really need when it comes to night vision. Nor do they understand the different uses of thermal imaging versus light amplification and when they should be deployed.
Night vision gear is still a lot more expensive than a flashlight, even though prices are falling and the gear is more portable and better-performing than ever before.
We interviewed Victor Di Cosola, president of Tactical Night Vision Co., about the PVS-14 Gen 3 Night Vision Monocular that can be used as a hand-held device or mounted to a SWAT member's bump helmet. Video shot by Kimberly Pham and edited by Kelly Bracken.
The category of devices called "night vision" and "thermal imaging" are used in similar settings and often for similar purposes. Even so, they are distinctly different in both the way they operate and in their capabilities.
Here's a quick look at some of the latest and greatest products that caught the eyes of our staff as they walked the aisles of the show.
This video illustrates benefits, advantages, and disadvantages of thermal imaging when compared to traditional night vision devices.