The FLIR K1 is a rugged, compact thermal camera that serves as an extra set of eyes on the fire scene, allowing commanders, officers, and inspectors to quickly complete a 360° assessment in total darkness and through smoke.

The K1


Situational Awareness Camera

With a bright, integrated flashlight, the FLIR K1 illuminates the scene to help the user steer and manage the crew more effectively. It also displays 160 × 120 pixel thermal images that help users gain additional situation awareness that is not possible with the naked eye.

The FLIR K1 is pocket-portable or attaches easily to a belt using the included pouch – making it easy to have on-hand for investigations around buildings, industrial settings, traffic accidents, wildland calls, or search and rescue activities.

The FLIR K1 helps you quickly assess the scene without losing line of sight and then document key findings with internal recording of up to 10,000 thermal/visual image sets. Designed to withstand a 2 meter (6.5 foot) drop onto concrete and water resistant (IP67), the K1 offers up to 5.5 hours of radiometric thermal imaging.

  • 160 x 120 pixel IR detector

  • MSX image enhancement adds perspective

  • 57° × 44° field of view

  • Integrated 300-lumen flashlight

  • Drop-resistant to 2 m (6 ft)

  • Pistol-grip design offers line of sight viewing

Enhance Situational Awareness

Complete a thorough 360° assessment of the scene

  • Quickly identify structures and surroundings with MSX® image enhancement, which uses a visual image to add edge detail to scenes

  • Never lose line of sight with the pistol-grip design

  • Clearly see the scene from top to bottom with the 57° × 44° portrait view

  • Improve visibility of structures in the dark with the integrated, 300-lumen flashlight

Document Findings Conveniently

Using Drug Hunter mode, the MX908 can identify a range of drugs of abuse down to trace level, in particular, fentanyl and its analogs.

  • Take point-and-shoot images with the straightforward snapshot function

  • Saves both a radiometric IR image and visual image of the scene simultaneously for easier interpretation

  • Large internal memory saves up to 10,000 image sets

  • Complete image post-processing and reporting using FLIR Tools software

Rugged and Easy to Use

Using the CWA Hunter mode, MX908 can detect and identify traditional priority chemical warfare agents and emerging threats. These include fourth generation agents, also known as Novichoks or A-series agents as well as GA, GB, VX, VE and a range of other agents.

  • Compact and lightweight enough to carry anywhere or attach to gear

  • Water resistant (IP67) and rugged enough to withstand a 2-meter (6 ft) drop onto concrete

  • Work longer without interruption thanks to the integrated battery that lasts up to 5.5 hours without charge

Image and Optical Data

IR Resolution
160 × 120 pixels
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD
<100 mK
Field of View
57° × 44°
Image Frequency
8.7 Hz

Detector Data

Detector Type
Focal plane array, uncooled microbolometer
Spectral Range
8 - 13 µm
12 µm

Visual Camera Data

2 MP
Field of View (FOV)
71° × 56°, adapts to the IR lens

Image Presentation and Modes

320 × 240 pixels
Screen Size
2.4 in
Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX)
Cover Glass Material


Object Temperature Range
High Gain Mode
10°C to 140°C (14°F to 284°F)
Low Gain Mode
10°C to 400°C (14°F to 752°F)
Ambient Temperatures
10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
High Gain Mode
±5°C or ±5%
Low Gain Mode
±10°C or ±10%
Center Spot
Color Palettes
T1 Basic (White-hot with isotherm)
Yellow Color
150°C ~ 250°C (302°F ~ 482°F)
Orange Color
250°C ~ 350°C (482°F ~ 662°F)
Red Color
>350°C (>662°F)

Data Transfer and Compatibility

USB Type
USB Type-C
USB 2.0
Image post processing and reporting in FLIR Tools


Memory Size
3.9 G , >9999 images
Operating Temperature Range
10°C to 90°C (14°F to 194°F)— up to 10 min, flashlight on
10°C to 115°C (14°F to 239°F)— up to 2 min, flashlight on
Storage Temperature Range
-30°C to 55°C (-22°F to 131°F)
Battery Type and Voltage
Li-ion, 3.7 V rechargeable
Battery Operating Time
MSX Mode:
5.5 h
Flashlight Mode:
8.3 h
Charging Time
4 hours to 90%, 6 hours to 100%
Power Management
Flashlight Output
300 lumens
IP67 (IEC 60529)
2 m (6.6 ft)
Weight w/ Battery
0.410 kg (0.904 lb)
Size (L × W × H)
208 × 85 × 65 mm (8.19 × 3.3 × 2.6 in
Tripod Mount
UNC ¼”-20

FLIR K1 Situational Awareness Camera

FLIR: K1 Situational Awareness Camera

MX908 Product Video