However, there are locations and situations where ordinary smoke detectors won’t do. Think about outdoor locations such as large industrial plants, forests, sports venues, mountain ranges, crop fields and so forth.
Until recently, there hadn’t been any reliable automatic ways how to detect fires in such locations where smoke detectors had not been suitable. This is where modern outdoor fire detectors come in.
An outdoor fire detector, unlike a smoke detector, works by analysing a video feed using advanced digital imaging technologies. These systems can detect even small flames reliably. Outdoor fire detectors such as the Fcam can detect flames in as little as eight seconds from when they appear.
Then again, the detection speed of outdoor fire detectors is not their only advantage. What makes them far superior to other detection methods is that they can detect flames even from a large distance. They can also cover a much wider area as compared to traditional fire detection methods.
Some fire detectors such as the Fcam can upon detecting of flames automatically call responders, complete with precise coordinates for the fire location. This way, a fire can be under control in the fastest way possible, minimising personal injury and property damage.
With an outdoor fire detector it is now possible to detect fires in places where it was impossible just several years ago.