Thermal Camera Imager for Fever Screening with USB Video Output - UTi165K

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This video camera takes photos of temperatures! This camera is specifically tuned to work in the 30˚C~45˚C / 86˚F~113˚ F range with 0.5˚C / 1˚ F accuracy, so it's excellent for human temperature & fever detection. In fact, this thermal camera is often used by companies/airports/hotels/malls to do a first-pass fever check: If any person has a temperature of over 99˚F an alarm goes off so you can do a secondary check with an accurate handheld temperature meter.

You may have seen thermal 'FLIR' cameras used to find air leaks in homes, but those cameras have a very wide temperature range, so they're not as accurate in the narrow range used for fever-scanning. This camera is designed specifically for that purpose!

There's a color 2.8" 320x240 TFT screen which gives real-time temperature readings from an interpolated 160x120 thermal resolution, with hot-spot temperatures labeled. You can also set temperature ranges for alerts, F or C units, color palettes, etc. There's a built-in li-poly battery so it's fully portable. You can recharge it over USB.

We like these thermal scanners because:

This UTi165K version has real-time data transmission to a computer for analysis over USB. It also features three viewing modes: Thermal (infrared image), Digital (regular camera), and Fusion (a blend of the two). We also carry the UTi165H, which has only a thermal viewing mode and no USB output.

You can also capture images and measurements and transfer them to your computer via USB type C or SD Card.

Technical Details

We've got a data capture, some extracted CSV data and a Beagle USB analyzer data dump here (The viewer for Beagle USB files is free and for all OS's)


  • Model: UTi165K
  • Sensor: Uncooled focal plane (UFPA)
  • Temperature range: 30˚C~45˚C
  • Resolution: 0.1˚C
  • Accuracy: ±0.5˚C @1m
  • Minimum measuring distance: 15cm
  • Optimal measuring distance: 1 meter
  • Temperature measurement response time: ≤500ms (95% of reading)
  • Pixel of thermal imagery: 19200 (160×120)
  • Pixel dimensions: 12μm
  • Swatches: Iron red, rainbow, white, black, red, lava, high-contrast rainbow
  • Bandwidth of infrared spectroscopy: 8~14μm
  • Field of view (FOV): 56°(H) × 42°(V)
  • Instantaneous field of view (IFOV): 6mrad
  • Thermal imaging sensitivity: <50mk
  • Frame rate: <9Hz
  • Temperature display: Center temperature measurement and high-temperature tracking (default)
  • Image format: BMP
  • Image modes: Thermal imagery
  • Temperature measuring point: Besides central point, 3 additional temperature measuring points can be added
  • Display resolution: 320×240
  • USB Type-C charge and data
  • Auto power off: Selectable (5min, 10min, 30min), 30min auto power off (default)
  • Operating time: ≧6 hours
  • Charging time: 4 hours
  • Image storage: microSD card
  • Power: Li-ion 3.7V/5000mAh 26650 battery
  • Display: 2.8" TFT LCD
  • Product size: 236mm x 75.5mm x 86mm
  • Includes manual, USB Type-C cable, 16GB microSD card

UTi165K Software Download

RoHS 2 2011 65 EU Compliant
RoHS 2 2015 863 EU Compliant


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