NITEHOG took part in the KRISTALSCHIESSEN competition, held in Switzerland last week. The competition had almost 130 participants showing their professional expertise.

Different divisions of the law enforcement sector within the DACH region – Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg were part of the shooting competition as well as NITEHOG and EMITEC teams. All of them show disciplined performance and ensured a great comradely atmosphere right up to the last place when the rankings were announced at the end.

Our German brand ambassador Jochen Richter was listed  within the top 20 in the final results.

Thermal technologies are extensively used in the law enforcement sector for various purposes, enhancing the capabilities of law enforcement agencies in several ways:
  • Search and Rescue: Law enforcement agencies use thermal imaging cameras to locate missing persons, suspects, or fugitives, especially in low-light conditions or dense vegetation. Thermal cameras can detect the heat signatures of individuals, making it easier to find them even when they are hiding.
  • Tactical Operations: SWAT teams and other specialized units use thermal optics in tactical operations. Thermal scopes and monoculars provide an advantage in hostage rescue, barricade situations, and apprehending armed suspects by allowing law enforcement to see targets in complete darkness or behind cover.
  • Surveillance: Thermal imaging is valuable for surveillance operations, as it allows law enforcement to monitor large areas, border regions, or potential crime scenes without the need for visible light. It can detect and track individuals and vehicles, aiding in the detection of suspicious activities.
  • Aerial Surveillance: Law enforcement agencies use thermal imaging from helicopters or drones for aerial surveillance, aiding in pursuits, tracking suspects, and conducting search and rescue operations over large areas.

It’s important to note that the use of thermal technology in law enforcement is subject to regulations and legal considerations, including privacy concerns. As technology continues to advance, law enforcement agencies must balance the benefits of thermal imaging with respect for civil liberties and privacy rights.

If you want to learn about NITEHOG thermal imaging devices please do not hesitate to contact our team at [email protected]