The Multi Detector is the fire detection solution for manufacturing – combining Visual Smoke Detection, flame and thermopile technology for the first time for fire safety industry professionals.
FireVu is introducing the first fire detection solution for manufacturing that combines Visual Smoke Detection (VSD), flame detection and now temperature sensing technology in the form of a built in thermopile.
The Multi Detector will offer manufacturers a solution that will identify and analyze smoke and heat patterns to raise alerts.
VSD technology operates by identifying characteristic smoke patterns across a video image. It analyses changes in a range of variables such as color, brightness, contrast, shape, edge content, motion, color matching and loss of detail to alert operators early to potential fire danger.
The addition of a thermopile to detect radiated heat will give the advantage of raising alerts by using a completely different technology – a double check.
It will help distinguish potential triggers for false alarms. Steam, for example, can be excluded as a danger point by setting heat criteria above temperatures likely to be encountered.
Visual Smoke Detection
Mike Newton Chief Technical Officer and developer of FireVu comments: “Visual Smoke Detection is already a very effective and proven technology, combining it with thermal radiated heat detecting technology provides a solution not offered by competitors.”
The Multi Detector will be offered to manufacturers across a range of industries such as food processing and chemicals where FireVu solutions have already proved effective.
FireVu is a brand of the solutions arm of DM Network Video, part of surveillance monitoring pioneer NetVu.
Pauline Norstrom, Managing Director of NetVu comments: “NetVu is about investing in development and offering innovative solutions to real world problems. The Multi Detector is a remarkable three in one solution combining smoke, flame and thermal detection in a single product that will provide early visual warning of potential fire risks for the manufacturing, chemical and food processing industries.”
“FireVu was first developed in the mid-1990s. We have regularly refined and improved the technology’s effectiveness since and will continue to do so.”