Keeping business premises and assets safe from harm is an ongoing and evolving challenge. Today, breaches can come in all kinds of forms, and can be destructive in all kinds of different ways. One breach, however, has never changed and is as random and as devastating as any; fire.

Anything from faulty wiring, to over-heating machinery, to negligent or malicious acts can spark an ignition.

Within just 30 seconds of a flame igniting a situation can have spiralled out of control. At three minutes from origin, toxic smoke has usually rendered visibility to zero whilst temperatures rage towards 300ºC. Five minutes from the initial event the heat is so intense that other items in the vicinity begin to ignite. At this point, rescuing those trapped becomes a near impossible task.

What is FireVu?

Critical to saving lives and business assets from the devastating destructive power of fire, is immediate detection. FireVu Video Fire Detection technology is a leading-edge solution for detection, identification, and smoke-analysis at the very start of a fire.

The technology is also able detect anomalies alternative solutions would fail to. Phenomena such as reflections and lighting effects can mimic the behaviour of smoke with sufficient accuracy to trigger many smoke detection systems. The FireVu VFD system is able to differentiate between such phenomena and real smoke, greatly reducing false alarms.

Further still, the highly advanced yet user-friendly FireVu platform enables operators to immediately raise an alarm and take appropriate action whether they are on-site or monitoring the situation remotely.

Initially devised to meet the requirement for a fire detection solution in a large power station facility, FireVu’s VFD is an ultra-intelligent apparatus which understands and analyses the behaviour and movement of smoke with breath-taking accuracy. It also has a security provision which can be combined with a business’ existing systems.

Such is the level of innovation and reliability of the FireVu solution that it is currently used on more than 200 sites globally.

Amongst the sites where FireVu silently and methodically monitors the environment are power stations, manufacturing plants, high-traffic tunnels, and aircraft hangars. Sites where immediate detection of fire is critical to saving human life and high-value assets.

Fire destroys businesses and destroys lives and it often starts when no-one’s watching, but with FireVu VFD installed on your premises, something always is.