How Video Smoke Detection was born
FireVu’s Video Smoke Detection developed out of a specific issue for power stations.
Many new innovative technologies are borne out of solving specific problems and then rolling out the solutions to other industries. FireVu mirrored this technological tradition.
The voluminous nature of power station turbine halls made early fire detection very challenging – an effective solution was required. Video Smoke Detection (VSD) began through using motion system technology to identify and analyse the behaviour of smoke patterns via visual monitoring.
It is more than 10 years since we began working on effective solutions for the power station sector. The technology has proved effective and our VSD solutions are used by numerous power stations in the UK and Ireland and further afield.
The following years have seen further refinements and improvements to the original concept and design. So much so that in the past 5 years over 200 systems have been delivered to globally recognised organisations in a range of industries.
As we are an AD Group company the next 5 years will see further innovation in our VSD offering.
Our R&D Video Imaging Team, based in North West England, collaborates with other AD Group companies to take maximum advantage of our combined knowledge and video image processing and recording technologies.
FireVu, supported through our worldwide networks of offices and specialised representatives, is the first choice for many businesses and organisations wanting to protect their high value assets from the risk of fire.