The Thermally Stimulated Depolarization Current (TSDC) and pyroelectric properties of the modified SBN ferroelectric ceramic system were studied for different lanthanum and titanium doping concentrations. The TSDC measurements show the pyroelectric peak for all compositions while a second smaller peak at higher temperature, possibly associated to induced vacancy-impurity dipoles, is also observed in all cases. The second peak contribution was experimentally and mathematically eliminated to determine the remanent polarization and pyroelectric coefficient, both associated only to permanent ferroelectric dipoles. The figures of merit for sensor devices are determined for all compositions and compared with those of other pyroelectric systems. The La0.03Sr0.255Ba0.7 Nb1.95Ti0.05O5.975 sample, in particular, has excellent pyroelectric response, making this material very suitable for pyroelectricity-derived applications.