Video: Urban Bat Colony Captured by Hikvision Thermal Security Camera

January 2, 2018


The world’s largest urban bat colony was captured emerging from underneath the Congress Avenue Bridge in downtown Austin, Texas, by Hikvision’s monocular handheld thermal security camera model DS-2TS03-25UM/W.

The security camera is part of Hikvision’s Smart Pro Series line of thermal cameras and features a vanadium oxide thermal sensor, night vision, 3D DNR manual PTZ and adaptive AGC. View the video here.

Hikvision security cameras have captured many other unique moments on video including a young girl learning she’s been adopted, and a bird floating in mid-air.

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