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Video Fire Detection technology detects fires by examining an image from a specialist CCTV camera for signs of fire.
VFD is a revolutionary technology that works in almost any application. This includes outdoors and in areas where high ventilation renders traditional detection systems dysfunctional. Sophisticated detection software ensures that your VFD system is highly reliable and resistant to false alarms caused by your operations. Advanced customisation options during commissioning allow us to fine tune the system around your unique requirements. Therefore, we can set different detection parameters to areas that potentially cause false alarms due to processes taking place.
Insurance companies are becoming increasingly aware of the improved protection offered by using VFD. At times some will offer substantial reductions in insurance premiums in applications where VFD systems have been installed.
Depending upon your requirements and application, you can have just flame detection, flame and smoke detection or flame, smoke and thermal imaging detection. We can assist you in choosing the best solution for your requirements. To ensure you get a solution that exactly meets your own unique requirements contact us today.
VFD is ideal for a huge range of waste recycling applications:
This depends upon the type of VFD system you have in place. We recommend using cameras that have all the detection technology built into the camera itself and have their own power supply – this way even if the server relaying the visual image is not functioning, the individual cameras will still be detecting fires and sending the fire signal to the alarm system.
Yes, this is usually achievable. The visual image can run through your DVR to be viewed through the same system and linked to remote monitoring stations if necessary.
Yes, depending upon the quality and compatibility of your CCTV system. A specialist VFD server will be linked into your CCTV system to monitor the visual images from the camera for signs of smoke and flame.
No, the VFD systems will only detect a flickering flame. A heat source will not trigger the fire detection system on its own without other visual characteristics of the flame being present.
Only if smoke detection is being used, in which case it depends upon the environment and the sensitivity of the smoke detection functionality.
Light conditions will not affect thermal or flame detection. However, most video smoke detection systems will not work in low light.
If you feel that VFD will be unreliable in your application, please speak to us. During commissioning we can customise almost any aspect of the detection system to increase its reliability around the processes taking place.