Fike Signifire radically increases fire detection
Published on 3 June 2011
Fioke Signifire, an innovative fire detector, has been chosen by E U Fire & Security, one of the UK’s largest independent fire alarm distribution companies, as the basis of the fire protection installation in a void above a media studio at a High School in Cheshire.
The SigniFire® system detects fires by looking for the tell-tale signatures of smoke and flames in video images. This is the first application of the system in the UK and is already making rapid inroads into the US fire detection market.
A Fike SigniFire® system uses dedicated high-performance CCTV cameras to monitor a protected area. The images produced are analysed within the camera to look for the characteristic signatures of light from flames and reflected flames or the tell-tale image degradation produced by smoke. The images can also be monitored and recorded in the usual way for surveillance purposes, thereby eliminating the cost of a separate CCTV security installation.
In extensive independent testing, the SigniFire® system has been shown to provide a dependable and faster response than traditional fire detectors in a wide range of scenarios. And in large spaces, such as the void at the High School in Cheshire, SigniFire® provides superior protection with fewer installed devices than are required with traditional fire detection systems, which translates directly into savings in total installed costs.
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