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Getting the Most Out of Night Vision Systems

Getting the Most Out of Night Vision Systems

Understanding what questions to ask vendors, knowing what night vision systems can do, and being willing to use them more often gives night vision buyers more return on investment.

January 6, 2020

Matching Night Vision Gear to Your Mission
Surveillance Equipment
Advantageous View

Advantageous View

Both of the most common types of "night vision" help law enforcement officers see people and objects they otherwise could not see in the dark, offering a huge tactical advantage.

May 12, 2017

Sighting Devices 2017

Sighting Devices 2017

Here's a look at the latest law enforcement-applicable optics, sights, etc., on the market.

January 11, 2017

Seeing in the Dark

Seeing in the Dark

Check out what's new in night vision and thermal imaging.

December 8, 2016

20 Things You Need to Know About Night Vision

20 Things You Need to Know About Night Vision

Night vision tools are less ubiquitous in law enforcement, but as prices fall, they are becoming more common. Yet many law enforcement officers are still confused about what night vision can and can't do and what they need to know before buying it.

March 14, 2013

Night Vision and Thermal Imaging

Night Vision and Thermal Imaging

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.

March 27, 2012

Seeing in the Dark: Night Vision

Seeing in the Dark: Night Vision

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.

March 15, 2011

New Developments in Night Vision and Thermal Imaging

New Developments in Night Vision and Thermal Imaging

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.

March 26, 2010

IACP 2009: Best of Show

IACP 2009: Best of Show

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.

December 22, 2009

Extra Sensory Perception

Extra Sensory Perception

Advances in thermal imaging and night vision equipment are making these great law enforcement tools less expensive and easier to use.

March 1, 2009

TREXPO East 2007: Hitting the Books and Each Other

TREXPO East 2007: Hitting the Books and Each Other

The conference portion of the 2007 TREXPO East offered a little bit of something for every attendee. Once primarily SWAT oriented, the TREXPO conference now includes classes of interest to tactical medics, SWAT operators, patrol officers, and gang officers.

October 1, 2007

You Can Own the Night

You Can Own the Night

The greatest challenge that any chief or sheriff faces when deciding to equip his or her officers with night vision is how to justify the cost. No doubt the powers that be—meaning the bean counters—will see NV gear as exotic and expensive toys with little or no use in everyday police work. Nothing could be further from the truth. While NV stuff can be pricey; it can also quite literally be a life-saver.

October 1, 2007

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