Today, there are far more advanced and more effective fire prevention systems available than several years ago.
In the past, a sprinkler system may have been what most commercial venues used for fire prevention.
Those old-fashioned systems had a lot of disadvantages such as that damage caused by the extinguishing water was often considerable.
An engaging sprinkler system may well have extinguished a fire but then damaged machinery and electronic equipment often irreparably.
Modern fire extinguishing systems work by using CO2 or other extinguishing agents that not only can extinguish fires quickly and effectively but more cause no damage to equipment or interior.
On the other hand, proper fire detection and prevention for certain types of premises can at times still be challenging.
A good example for this would be outdoor venues such as stadiums, large factory grounds but also location such as woods or gardens. Conventional fire detection and prevention systems mostly cannot be used for such locations.
In recent times, newer fire detection techniques have emerged, among them the fire camera. A fire detection camera makes use of the latest advances in digital image processing. By analysing imagery in the real time, the fire detection camera can spot smoke or flames in such locations where devices such as smoke detectors cannot be installed.
Fire detection cameras have several other advantages: as opposed to smoke detectors, a fire spotting camera doesn’t need to be in the immediate vicinity of a potential fire outbreak. In addition to that, a fire spotting camera can cover a big field of view and therefore spot fires in large open spaces. This makes them ideal for all those locations where quick fire detection had been a challenge in the past.