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Video Analytics and Video Image Detection

  • 24 Mar 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Online WebEx/Teams

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New for Spring 2021: PDHs will be available to Chapter members at no cost.  If you are not a current member you may still enjoy the presentation at no charge, or pay $10 at registration to be granted a PDH.

This is an online event.  You must join from a computer, no dial-in only information is available. The meeting details will be made available when you register.

Significant progress in computer processing, video imaging devices and video analytics provide a prolific context for new methods of flame and smoke detection.

Fike video analytics identify flame, smoke, oil mist, reflected flame and motion events based on patterns of movement through video analysis of monitored environments. We have two solutions, a listed detector and a non-listed supplemental server-based solution that has the flexibility to be utilized with many different types of cameras and in unlimited applications.

Our NFPA 72 compliant, UL/FM approved IP camera is listed as a primary detector and utilizes onboard video analytics to detect flame, smoke, reflected fire light and motion. Each algorithm is independently controlled and can be enabled/disabled based on the hazard or environment. The camera sends signals directly to any fire alarm system through onboard configurable relays.

In many cases, fire sprinklers or detection/alarm systems are installed per code or insurance requirements, however may not be adequate to provide early detection for the present fire hazards and avoid high value material loss or operational impact. In this case some customers opt for the server-based solution

Existing video surveillance infrastructure can be utilized to provide supplemental, reliable and proven early detection with our server-based analytics solution.

The Signifire server is compatible with ONVIF (global IP camera communication protocol) cameras and uses the same algorithms as our approved detector.

New IR3 and UV/IR flame detectors include embedded IP cameras, allowing server based analytics to also monitor for oil mist, reflected flame, smoke and motion virtually with a single device. The reflected flame algorithm supplements radiant energy detectors that require line of sight to flame. Live/recorded video is also available from environments that would normally require a specially rated camera or housing.

Discussion also includes the new ISO/TC 21/SC 3/WG 24 “Installation Standard for Video Image Detection”.

Presenter - Rick Jeffress ARM, CET, CFPS
Fike Corporation
Director, Business Development


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