Infrared Film Technology

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 originate 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.

IR film all begins with the Infrared Spectrum graph

“Most energy is invisble to the naked eye.

But thanks to hi-tech cameras this invisible

energy is now visible.”

Do you know the difference in infrared protection?

Your infrared protection begins with one of 3 films:

  • IR Reflective
  • Thermal 
  • Photo-luminescent 

Your understanding of the when, what and how each film works is critical to your safety and mission completion. 

Many of the terms used to describe “infrared” overlap…          IR, subdued IR, glint, glow tape, reflective, near infrared, far infrared, low-E, passive, glow in the dark, and more!

This is causing confusion and uncertainty about which IR to deploy.

This short video informs you to choose the correct protection for your job. 


Your IR Protection Starts Here

Click on Film Category and Learn More:

Field IR

  • Personal & Vehicle ID
  • Covert operations
  • Friendly Fire Protection

Garrison IR

  • Personal & Vehicle ID
  • Non-Covert Operations
  • Friendly Accident Protection


  • Personal/Vehicle ID, Targets
  • Covert operations
  • Effective 24/7


  • Personal ID, Targets
  • “Glows in the Dark”
  • Non-covert Protection 

Field IR Film


By far our most popular infrared film

The covert features of this film boost your IFF protection. Since 2006, we have built over 5.5 million premium IR patches with this film. 

The patches are worn on your shoulder, helmet, back, chest, or gear for friend or foe protection. 

You can move about in a stealth position without fear of a flashlight, moonlight, or any other white light revealing your position. Only those operating a Night Vision device will detect your movement therefore keeping you hidden from the enemy.

Field IR 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 your patch will not fall apart. 


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.

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 all of our products. Depending on your operation, you can find thermal built into Personal ID patches, Vehicle ID Markers, Training Targets and Control Points.

Thermal Film:

  • Boost protection against friendly fire
  • Strengthens search and rescue missions
  • Increases the accuracy of life-saving shots
  • Collects specific data to evaluate for accurate decisions

3 types of Thermal Film to choose from:

  1. High Contrast film : #1 in contrast with a lower durability threshold
  2. Extreme: #1 in durability with a lower contrast
  3. Clear: Lower in contrast but #1 for undercover operations

Learn the details on how these 3 thermal films will work for you!


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.

Photo-luminescent film is primarily built into our IR patches and Universal Zeroing Target. 

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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