GECKO rescue

GECKO monocular for Rescue Operations

NITEHOG devices are helping rescue teams worldwide. This year we decided to support the Bulgarian Rescue Union team with a thermal imaging monocular device GECKO 35 Pro.

The monocular is easy to carry with one hand, doesn’t matter left or right-handed, and operates in the complete absence of light.The built-in laser rangefinder (LRF) can quickly evaluate the distance in emergency situations. GECKO 35 Pro thermal technology significantly enhances the capabilities of lifeguards and rescue teams by providing them with a valuable tool for locating and rescuing individuals in a wide range of challenging environments and conditions.

Lifeguards and rescue teams use thermal imaging devices for several important reasons:

1. Enhanced Visibility: Thermal imaging allows rescuers to see objects and individuals in low-light or total darkness conditions. This is particularly valuable during nighttime operations or in situations where visibility is limited, such as fog, smoke, or heavy rain.

2. Detection of Heat Signatures: Thermal cameras can detect the heat signatures of living organisms, including humans and animals. This capability makes it easier to locate people who may be in distress, lost, or trapped in challenging environments, such as forests, mountains, or water bodies.

3. Search and Rescue: Thermal imaging is highly effective in search and rescue operations, especially when individuals are stranded in remote or difficult-to-reach locations. It helps rescuers quickly identify and locate survivors, even if they are unconscious or unable to signal for help.

4. Hazardous Environments: In situations involving hazardous materials, fires, or collapsed structures, thermal imaging can help rescuers identify hot spots, potential hazards, and survivors who may be hidden from view. This information is crucial for ensuring the safety of both rescuers and survivors.

5. Rapid Response: Thermal imaging allows rescuers to act quickly and efficiently, reducing response times and increasing the chances of successful rescues. It can save lives in critical situations where every second counts.

6. Non-invasive: Unlike traditional search methods, such as shining bright lights or using loud sirens, thermal imaging is non-invasive and less likely to cause distress to survivors who may already be in a vulnerable state.

More information about our thermal monocular GECKO 35 Pro can be found on our webpage.