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IR281 / IR0281 Thermal Camera

IR281 / IR0281 Thermal Camera

Regular price $ 299.99 USD
Regular price $ 499.00 USD Sale price $ 299.99 USD
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  • Reveal all the hidden world of your house to learn its secrets, the IR281 is a powerful thermal camera that displays very clear thermal vision and can help you find issues before they become a serious problem.

    Designed for the customers, a 2.8-inch touchscreen display enables full live analysis of the situation at the site or offsite, simply press anywhere on the screen to get the pinpoint temperature. In addition, this thermal camera has 206 x 156 thermal resolution resulting in very clear thermal images. Locate problems right away from heat loss, insulation, and electrical problems to pest control and water leaks, this powerful tool reveals the issue.

    Beyond all this, we made this thermal camera for home inspectors and other professionals with features tailored towards their job. We understand what makes a good thermal camera and foremost we make it affordable.

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  • Features

    • 2.8 in Display TFT IPS panel 
    • Thermal Resolution: 206 x 156 (32,136) 
    • CMOS resolution : 640 x 480 
    • Temperature Range from -22°F to 626 °F (-30°C - 330°C)
    • Video Recording
    • Livestream to Computer Monitor
    • Radiometric Data exportable as CSV file
    • Android Operating System
    • Rechargeable Li ion Battery
  • 60 Days Money-Back Guarantee

    To make sure our customers are satisfied with our products, we are happy to offer a 60 days Money-Back Guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, return the product for a full refund.

    Just drop us an email at for more details about our 60 Days Money-Back Guarantee.

  • Download User (English) Manual

    Download User (日本語) 説明書

    Software Install & Operation

    How to use IR281

    Computer streaming Software

    Thermal Analyses Software (Windows Only)

  • Looking to purchase in bulk? We offer bulk purchase discounts for most products on orders with a minimum of 10 units. The higher the volume, the bigger the discount. Contact us for more details here: Business Contact Form.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Excellent Value

Thermal Imagers range widely in price, and as expected, widely in quality. After looking at a few of the lesser priced models, I found the Perfect Prime IR281 to be a good balance of cost and quality. The look and feel of the device is solid and professional; it comes with a hard shell case and is easily rechargeable. Best, and most important, the resolution is clear; it is easy to distinguish what you are seeing. For home inspection use, wire coils in in-floor heating, gaps in insulation or window/door perimeters, and other images are clearly defined. The tool can be used to identify problems, but is clear enough to also be used to show homeowner clients.
I give four stars rather than five only because there are (more expensive) models that can offer a wider range of utility, which may be needed for technically special jobs. The strength of this model is its clarity of resolution and overall fit and finish at a very reasonable price.

Affordable Thermal Camera with great functions

I was able to get early access to the IR281 to test it out.

After having previously used the IR0280 Thermal Camera from PerfectPrime, I was excited to try out this upgraded version. I am extremely impressed with the much higher resolution of 206 x 156.

I am very happy with the other added/upgraded features. I absolutely love that it can take videos as I can come back to it later on and see if there are any details I have missed. The touch screen is also great as it allows me to see the temperature of a specific point in a saved image so that I do not have to take multiple images to check temperatures of different points in the same area. There is also a new feature where you can connect the thermal camera to a monitor where you can see live situations on the screen. This isn’t something I would require at my job but is a nice extra feature to have.

Overall, the IR281 is a great tool for Home inspection - especially with finding water/air leakages or insulation issues. It would be difficult to find a higher quality thermal camera at this price range.

Better Home Inspection Reports

I needed to get a new thermal camera since my Flir had basically broken down due to the long-term use and age.

I've always been adding thermal inspection on my report to show gaps in the missing insulation, energy audits, and taking a look at windows. This adds so much more value to the customer for them to see what needs to be done rather than take my word for it.

I was searching around for a replacement when I came across this product. Honestly, didn't know much about them, never heard of PerfectPrime before, but did my research and saw that are they are on other marketplaces as well and sent a message to them asking for more information to which they responded positively. So having confirmed the 30-day guarantee, I ordered this and was pleasantly surprised.

The thermal resolution is good, not the best when compared to flir, due to the main fact that flir has MSX, but it doesn't cost as much either and that's a big plus. I can take photos with thermal overlay instead of using software to manually saves me time.

Commercial & Residential Building Inspection


With greater detail and clarity, your home inspections and reports will reflect increased quality leading to increased efficiency and detailed reports


Powerful CMOS sensors module with 206 x 156 pixels brings you crystal clear thermal images


Automatic firmware update with Wi-Fi connection with future new app releases

A thermal camera is used in home inspection to quickly analyse the environment for issues ranging from missing insulation which can increase energy bills. The thermal images from the camera can also detect leaks underfloor, walls or on the ceiling. It can be used inside and outside enabling the home inspector to safely and efficiently do their job. 

Thermal Imaging to GO BEYOND THE UNKNOWN

Non-Invasive Inspections

Scan for leaks and other problems behind walls, ceilings and floorboards with a thermal camera without having to physically remove parts.

Avoid Common Inspection Mistakes

Take high quality videos on site and rich thermography images for detailed analyses and comprehensive reporting. Use the radiometric data included to further look at potential issues.

Moisture Detection

Eliminate guesswork when testing for moisture build up by using thermal imaging and see variations in the color which indicates heat differences that can be caused from moisture.

Advanced Features

Utilise the touchscreen to pinpoint the location you want to inspect and take thermal images to store on the generous 32GB internal memory.


Sensors206 x 156 Module, CMOS resolution : 640x 480
Temperature Range-22°F~626°F (-30°C ~ 330°C)
10°C to 100°C (14°F to 212°F)
100°C to 330°C (212°F to 626°F)

±2.5°C (Typical), ±5°C (Max)
±2.5% (Typical), ±5% (Max)
Frame Rate9Hz
Wavelength7.8um ~ 14um
Field Of View, Horizontal35.4°
Field Of View, Vertical26.8°
Minimum Focus4mm
Power Supply3.7V Li-ion rechargeable battery, 3200mAh, Size 18650
Panel2.8" Display TFT IPS panel
Storage Memory32 GB SD Card Included
USB connectionPhoto upload to PC, and USB charging battery
Battery life3.5 hrs
Auto Power-off timeAdjustable, from 30sec to Never
Temperature AlertHigh or Low Temperature Alert
Image & Video RecordingBMP/JPG (Image), MP4 (Video)
Operating temperature14°F ~ 122°F (-10°C ~ +50°C)
Storage temperature-4°F ~ 140°F (-20°C ~ +60°C)
Cast screen to Android TV Available

Thermal Media Gallery

Thermal images taken by IR281

Customer Reviews

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