All of our IR Films are part of the Near, Mid and Far Infrared Science
All of the IR Films we use in our identification products, originates in the science of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Near, Mid and Far Infrared (IR) are all part of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is the term used by scientists to describe the entire range of energy that exists.
Most energy is invisible to the naked eye. But thanks to hi-tech cameras this invisible energy appears visible.
Near infrared (NIR) is seen with a Night Vision device (NVG).
And Mid and Far IR are only seen with a Thermal Imaging device.
“Most energy is invisble to the naked eye. But thanks to hi-tech cameras this invisible energy is now visible.”
As a rule “IR” refers to Near Infrared only
As early as WWII, Night Vision Goggles, (NVG’s) were introduced to the military to identify Near IR wavelengths.
It was at this time the term “IR” was born.
While technology has caught up with the ability to detect Mid and Far infrared, when you hear “IR”, although technically not correct, refers to Near infrared wavelength only.
Mid and Far infrared wavelengths are called “thermals” and the cameras used to identify them are thermal imagers.
Now there are over a dozen terms used to define IR technology… glint tape, glow tape, subdued IR, reflective, low-e and more.
4 Films for your IFF Protection
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Field IR Film
By far our most popular IR Film!
The covert features to this film boost your IFF protection. Since 2006, we have built over 4.5 million premium IR patches with this film.
Wear patches on your shoulder, helmet, back, chest or gear for IFF protection. Only those operating a Night Vision device will detect your movement.
You can move about in a stealth position. No fear of a flashlight, moonlight, or any other white light revealing your position. The covert film keeps you hidden from the enemy.
The film is used for vehicle IFF protection also. Strips of the film are applied in the form of an inverted V. And are detected by NVG’s in your unit.
Made with our exclusive SandStorm Technology™. A unique process to assure you patch will not fall apart.
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Popular custom laser cut patches with IR Field film. Great looking patch with great protection!
Vehicles too! Effortlessly peel and stick the IR film to the side or top of your vehicle. Sharpens your communication with ground and air units.
Garrison IR Film
Is the danger of being hit by a car more dangerous than being hit by a bullet?
Then Garrison IR Film is the protection you need.
Garrison film reflects white light to the naked eye ie flashlight, car light, and moon light. As a result, your location is detected and injury is avoided. Therefore this film is NOT RECOMMENDED for covert operations.
Film is also visible to Night Vision devices.
Made with our exclusive SandStorm Technology™. A unique process to assure your patch will not fall apart. Read More.
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Combination of 2 IR films to protect you from various dangers in the dark.
Garrison and Photo-luminescent film team up on this patch to provide you non-covert protection.
Popular laser cut IR patches from your choice of fabrics. Multicam, OD Green, Coyote Brown, AOR2 and more.
Prepare for your critical shots. Zeroing for your laser optics.
Thermal Film Technology
Mid and Far wavelengths are commonly called “thermals.” Thermal invisible heat energy is seen or made visible with a thermal imaging device.
We incorporate this infrared science into Personal ID patches, Vehicle ID Markers and training Targets.
The products boosts the Soldiers and Police ability to identify who is who, and where they are.
- boost protection against friendly fire,
- strengthens search and rescue missions
- increases the accuracy of life-saving shots
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Custom markers attach to roof/hood of car to sharpen communication between air and ground units.
Peel and Stick shapes convert any target backer into a thermal target.
Accurate zeroing for all your advanced optics.
Realistic silhouettes images for precision training and preparation.
Personal ID Patch
Dark contrast of the thermal patch distinguishes you from your surroundings.
2′ x 2′ Personal ID thermal panel. Secures to back of soldier. Panel can be viewed through sand, smoke and fog. Ideal for maintaining a covert position.
Photo-luminescent film absorbs light in the visible and ultraviolet wavelengths and releases this light in a blue-green glow. In layman’s terms, the sun or an electric light source will charge the film and it will glow in the dark!
No advanced equipment is needed to view the patch and a fully charged film can be seen with the naked eye for up to 8 hours.
This video displays the charging and glowing of the Photo-luminescent film.
This film is not recommended for covert operations although you can see it with a Night Vision device.
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Photo-luminescent film joined with Field IR for excellent covert / non-covert protection.
Popular laser cut IR patches with your choice of fabrics. Multicam, OD Green, Coyote Brown, AOR2 and more.
Accurate zeroing of your night vision optics.