FLIR Systems has announced that the company is extending its special trade-in program that allows fire departments to receive an even better deal on the purchase of a new FLIR K-Series thermal imaging camera. This is possible by trading in and sending in any other qualifying make or model of firefighting thermal camera.
The program began earlier in 2013 when FLIR launched its new K-Series firefighting thermal imaging camera line. The program, which was due to expire December 31, 2013, will now remain in effect through the end of day June 30, 2014.
The extended trade-in program includes a discount of 200 euros off the list price of the K40 and 400 euros off the price of a new K50. To qualify for this discount, fire departments need to trade in and send in their existing firefighting thermal imaging camera to the local FLIR distributor, regardless of the camera’s age, make, or model and regardless of whether the camera is working or not.
Affordable firefighting technology FLIR established an extremely affordable price point for its K-Series line from day one – € 3,095 for the 240×180 resolution K40 and € 3,845 for the 320×240 resolution K50. The affordable high performance that FLIR’s K-Series cameras offer is helping firefighting departments stretch budgets further, allowing them to purchase more thermal imagers for trucks and firefighters.
The goal is to make it more viable for more firefighters to take advantage of the benefits of thermal imaging on scene. By being able to see through smoke and visualize hot spots, K-Series thermal imaging cameras help improve situational awareness and safety, which in turn helps first responders attack fires more strategically and enhances their ability to find and rescue victims faster.
FLIR Systems is giving a full 2 years of warranty on every handheld thermal FLIR K40 / FLIR K50. The uncooled microbolometer itself is covered by no less than 10 years of warranty. If a problem should occur within this timeframe FLIR Systems will replace the uncooled microbolometer detector free of charge or, depending on the case, even replace the entire thermal imaging camera. In order to benefit from these warranty conditions, the owner of the FLIR thermal imaging camera needs to register his product at the FLIR Systems website. Registration needs to be done within 30 days after purchase. Cameras that are not registered have a one year warranty.