You are the Thin Blue Line


You know the dangers.
But you button up your uniform every day. And kiss your loved ones goodbye.Thin Blue Line IR patch
You love your job. But you understand the risks as well. 
Your presence is vital for the safety of the community. Those you protect appreciate the law and order you enforce. 
You’re dedicated. You’re dependable. 
You are the Thin Blue Line. 
But you deserve protection.
And we can help with infrared patches. 

The invisible becomes visibleh


To understand how infrared (IR) technology can protect you, first, you must grasp the definition of the science. 
What is infrared? 
Infrared is part of the electromagnetic spectrum or heat energy invisible to the naked eye. The invisible energy you are most familiar with are microwaves, Xrays, radio waves,  and TV remotes. 
About 50 years ago, some ingenious engineers discovered how high tech cameras will make this invisible energy visible. Immediately the military reaped the benefits of using IR technology, first in WWII and every operation since.  And more recent Law Enforcement has discovered IR cameras are a huge asset in the day to day operations.
But there is one problem. 

How infrared patches protect you in critical situations 

High tech camera lens cannot distinguish the fine details of the persons or action taking place in the scene. This creates confusion and uncertainty in the midst of your operation. While you may see a man with a gun, you may not be able to see if the man with the gun is a good guy or a suspect.  Or you can see a car but cannot detect the make and model of the car. 
In the end, lives are at risk and mistakes happen. 
The answer?
Reflective infrared (IR) patches.
By wearing an IR reflective patch you can detect the other officers’ movement. You know who is who and where they are are at all times. The reflection of the patch sharpens your communication within the unit.
Therefore preventing unwanted accidents and casualties. 

Merge IR technology with your thin blue line patch


Thin blue line or IR protection?
We do not think you should have to choose.
We took this advanced technology and made a custom Thin Blue Line patch fully equipped with the IR life-saving film. Blue Line Hybrid Garrison
By merging IR film onto your Thin Blue Line patch you no longer have to choose between wearing one or the other.  You can now wear a thin blue line patch to support your solidarity AND  boost your protection.
Covert or Non-covert operations?
We have an IR patch to protect you from a friendly accident or an ambush in all operation scenarios. There are 4 IR films to choose from to build your patch. We will help you choose the best IR film for your optimum protection. 
You decide and we deliver.

Say it Loud and Wear it Proud


The work you do is incredible and to know at the end of every shift you made a
 difference, is without a doubt something you are to be proud of. 
At IR.Tools™ we find it a privilege to make a patch that honors the police family and the line between peace and chaos. 
We Thank God for the Thin Blue Line!
We will say it loud!
You wear it proud!
I will be happy to answer your concerns and discuss a plan for your IR protection. Contact me at or call me 301.292.8885.


 The Author

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  Tom founded IR.Tools™ in 2006. He has embraced manufacturing premium IR patches, panels, thermal markers, and thermal targets to better protect and train the military and law enforcement communities.  Always the innovator, he is always thinking out of the box. Currently he has 21 awarded patents, and 14 patents pending.  Tom received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Univ. of MD, College Park and his MBA from Regents Univ.