FLIR is on a mission to make high quality thermal imaging cameras standard issue equipment for every member of a fire crew. The FLIR K2 makes that possible by providing capability, ruggedness, and reliability at an affordable price.

With features such as Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX), easy-to-use buttons, and operability in temperatures up to 500°F, the K2 is a small investment that pays big dividends–saving lives, protecting property, and ensuring firefighter safety.

The K2


Personal TIC

The FLIR K2 is a rugged, reliable, and economical thermal imaging camera specially designed for firefighting applications and severe conditions. This camera displays 160 × 120 pixel thermal images that help firefighters gain additional situational awareness that is not possible with the naked eye.

It features Multi-Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX), an easy-to-use button, and the ability to operate in temperatures up to 500°C. The FLIR K2 Situational Awareness TIC is a small investment that pays big dividends - saving lives, protecting property, and ensuring firefighter safety

The K2 makes high-quality thermal imaging more accessible so more first responders can help save lives and protect property.This economical thermal imager uses FLIRs MSX technology helping firefighters identify structures and surroundings without compromising temperature data. Its compact, lightweight and water resistant. The lightweight camera attaches easily to turnouts, and offers simplified, single-button controls that can be used with heavy gloves.

  • A new level of affordability

  • Compact and easy to use

  • Chemical mass range 50-460 m/z

  • Robust & Reliable

  • Multiple Image Modes

Compact, Rugged, And Easy to use

Simple, single-button glove-friendly control; straightforward operation

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

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

  • Fully operational at temperatures up to 500°F/260°C (max. 3 minutes)

Multiple Image Modes

Greater visibility allows fire crews to create a better plan of attack

  • Set the camera to one of seven imaging modes depending upon primary use

  • MSX image enhancement adds edge detail to scenes, helping firefighters

  • Change image modes easily using free, downloadable FLIR Tools software

Enhanced Situational Awareness

High-quality imaging can be standard issue for every firefighter

  • Displays 160 × 120 thermal pixel resolution images on a bright 3" screen

  • Increases safety in low visibility environments with crisp thermal imaging

  • Affordable enough to have a Situational Awareness TIC for each rear seat

Thermal Imaging and optical data

IR Resolution
160 × 120 pixels
Refresh Rate
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD
<100 mK @86°F (30°C)
Field of View (FOV)
47° × 35°
Focal plane array
Uncooled microbolometer, 7.5 - 13 µm
Start-up time
<30 sec (IR image, no GUI)

Visual Camera Data

Built-in digital camera
640 × 480 (307,200pixels)
Field of View (FOV)
73° × 61°, adapts to IR lens
Minimum 10 lux

Data Transfer and Compatibility

USB Type
USB Type-B
Update from PC devices
Works with FLIR Tools software

Image Presentation

320 × 240 pixel, 3 in backlit LCD
Auto, non-selectable
Image modes (switch in FLIR Tools)
Basic firefighting (default)
Black-and-white firefighting
Heat detection
Cold detection
Building analysis mode
Multi Spectral Dynamic Imaging (MSX)


Object Temperature Range
-4° Fto 302°F (-20°Cto 150°C)
32° Fto 932°F(0°Cto 500°C)
±7.2°F(±4°C) or ±4% of reading for ambient temperature 50° Fto 95°F (10°Cto 35°C)
Automatic heat detection
Heat-detection mode (hottest 20%of scene is colorized)


Operating Temperature Range
14°F to 131°F (-10°Cto 55°C) - infinity;
185°F (85°C) - 15 minutes;
302°F (150°C) - 10minutes;
500°F (260°C) - 3 minutes
Storage Temperature Range
-40°F to 158°F (-40°Cto 70°C)
Battery Type and Voltage
Li-ion, 3.6V rechargeable
Battery Operating Time
Approximately 4 hours at 77°F(25°C) and with typical use
Charging Time
2.5h to 90% capacity
Power Management
Automatic shutdown and sleep mode
IP67 (IEC60529)
6.6 ft (2m)
Weight w/ Battery
1.54lbs (0.7kg)
Size (L × W × H)
9.8 × 4.1 × 3.5in (250 × 105 × 90mm)
Tripod Mount
UNC ¼”-20

FLIR K2 Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) for Firefighting