By Andy Choi
Opgal Optronic Industries has declared that an extensive series of fire detection and fire risk assessment capabilities complements its EyeSec line of high-efficiency, uncooled thermal cameras. Opgal is a unique camera producer that utilizes this incorporated choice to offer a programmable embedded fire detection video algorithm for fire detection and safety and security applications.
The EyeSec fire detection and fire risk assessment solutions with multiple lens options and a simplified interface option are capable of wide applications in danger-prone facilities including combustible storage areas, perimeter sites located near flammable forests and greenery, flammable materials, and transportation tunnels. These sites can therefore install the affordable, automated fire detection and alert tool inbuilt with security and surveillance system, providing additional protection.
Upon enabling its flame detection capability, the camera can spot a 75 x 75 cm fire up to a distance of 840 m, within 5 sec. It has high detection ranges that extend further more for fires of sizes as large as 6 x 6 m for 6.5 km away during day or night.
A temperature threshold is set, the area of interest is scanned by the camera and when it is observed that any object in its field of view has reached this threshold temperature, an alert is sounded.
The excellent fire-detection capability of the EyeSec cameras employs Opgal’s unique signal and image-processing features that can monitor a video scene for specific temperature, flame and patterns.
Operator alerts are considered to be a vital aspect in both fire detection and fire risk assessment. Following the detection of fire, the camera transmits a visual alarm overlay to the outgoing video signal, and using IP communication or standard dry contact relay, generates the alert.