The new EyeSec line of thermal imaging cameras is the world’s first camera system that can provide both fire safety and security in the same package. Utilising a high performance thermal camera combined with a wide variety of lens options and the powerful fire detection feature allows deployments from monitoring internal generation plant to protecting very wide areas outdoors. With the fire detection capability enabled, the camera can detect a 75 cm x 75 cm fire as far away as 840 meters within 5 seconds, with detection ranges increasing for larger-sized fires up to 6 m x 6 m at distances up to 6.5 km, day or night. Setting up a temperature for industrial equipment temperature threshold, the camera again will send an alarm if any object in its field of view reaches this critical temperature; for example, when machinery bearings reach dangerous temperatures. Once fires are identified, the camera utilises multiple alarm systems, including the transmission of the fire’s X and Y coordinates, to communicate the fire’s position. It reduces false alarms to a minimum by using sophisticated algorithms scrutinizing each hotspot in the observed area to ascertain whether there are flames or just simple temperature changes. The video stream can also be fed to other video analytics to provide people tracking, counting, etc. In both fire detection and fire risk assessment, much attention has been given to operator alerts. Upon determining that a fire or risk exists, the camera adds a visual alarm overlay to the outgoing video signal, and generates an alert using a standard dry contact relay and/or serial or IP communication.
The EyeSec Fire Detection solution provides unique value to customers in areas of high risk of fire. Facilities with flammable materials, transportation tunnels, combustible storage areas, and perimeter sites located near flammable forest and bush are all sensitive to fire danger, requiring this unique fire detection solution