Before optical surveillance we thought the earth was flat and we were the centre of the universe
Well thank goodness for glass and those people throughout history that worked out how to make a lens. Optical surveillance is one of the oldest surveillance technologies around with this category mainly made up of night vision, telescopes, binoculars and spotting scopes.
A night vision device (NVD) is an optical instrument that allows images to be produced in ultra-low levels of light virtually approaching total darkness. They are most often used by investigations agents, the military and law enforcement agencies, but are also used by civilians like hunters and wildlife photographers.
Night vision devices were first used in World War II and the technology has evolved greatly since then, leading to several "generations" of night vision equipment with performance increasing and price decreasing.
Spotting Scopes and Binoculars
Although everyone is familiar with binoculars, spotting scopes are less known. Spotting scopes are generally a single scope, or monocular with a greater magnifications and are generally used by investigator s and nature watchers.
Whether you are looking at Mars, the Moon or down the street, you don't get much better magnification than a telescope to see those finer details. Check our range of telescopes and give us a call if you can't find what you are after and we will do our best to help you.