Thermal Scope for Schriever Neighborhood Watch
Organized by: Ricky Brignac
With the rise in petty burglaries, home invasions, and armed robberies in the north end of Terrebonne parish, we in the volunteer neighborhood watch patrol would like to ask the residents of Schriever and Gray to assist us in upgrading our equipment to better observe crime in progress. I currently use a Gen 1 night vision system, and while it works, it has it drawbacks. External illumination is required thru an IR flashlight to see things in very dark areas. Our hope is to purchase a FLIR thermal imaging system. The retail price of the most affordable unit is $2000. It is a FLIR Scout 2, a small handheld thermal imager that allows you to record onto removable flash drives, and produces a day light effect, where items are colored in relation with their temperature. So a person would glow white or red in comparison to the cool night air. The unit would be purchased and retained by members of the neighborhood watch and belong to the towns of Schriever and Gray.