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FireVu introduces industry first – Multi Detector combines Flame, Visual Smoke Detection and Temperature sensing technologies in one solution

FireVu introduces industry first – Multi Detector combines Flame, Visual Smoke Detection and Temperature sensing technologies in one solution

The Multi Detector offers businesses a solution that identifies fire danger early and effectively combining three complimentary technologies.

Operators, on-site or remotely based, can quickly assess danger accurately and take appropriate action, which significantly reduces costly false alarms.

Industries where disruption can cause significant losses, such as manufacturing production lines, can now have far greater protection against losing hundreds of thousands of Pounds unnecessarily.

The numerous potential sources of fire in the production process, such as overheating bearings, need to be picked up early, often before operators are aware of the impending danger. The Multi Detector identifies nascent signs of fire risk from unusual behaviour in production such as unexpected increases in temperature.

Many fire services are now demanding commercial enterprises visually verify fires before they will attend, let alone prioritise, an incident. Footage can also be recorded for evidential purposes, while real-time video can direct emergency services efforts.

VSD technology works by identifying the characteristics of smoke patterns, using software algorithms, across a video image to analyse changes in variables such as colour and loss of detail to alert operators early. Flame detection provides additional value if light is already minimal or obscured.

Other thermopile (temperature sensing) systems can lose effectiveness when smoke cools as it dissipates, while the Multi Detector always has other technologies to pick-up danger. In effect a treble knock. Moreover, compared to hand held thermopile devices, the Multi Detector provides constant surveillance and reduces costs by lowering operator costs.

The Multi Detector will be offered across the range of industries where high value assets must be protected. Its ability to detect fire early is especially invaluable in industries such as petrochemicals, manufacturing and air hangars where time is critical in preventing losses.

FireVu was first developed in the mid-1990s and the technologys effectiveness has been regularly refined since. FireVu is a brand of the solutions arm of AD Network Video, part of surveillance monitoring pioneer AD Group.

For further information, go to www.firevu.co.uk

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