FireVu - Commercial Building Fire Protection

Whether they are buildings of historic significance or stunning new creations, FireVu protects them.

From historic national treasures such as London Guildhall and the Houses of Parliament to futuristic landmarks such as The Gherkin and the Co-Op’s new headquarters, all entrust their fire safety to FireVu’s Video Smoke Detection technology.

Both present different challenges. Historic buildings demand that fire detection systems are unobtrusive and do not affect the integrity of the original designs. Yet, there can be no compromise over using the most effective fire safety solutions for each site’s requirements.

There can be no compromise over using the most effective fire safety solutions for each site’s requirements.

Commercial Building fire footage

Commercial Buildings
VSD can zone in on key areas (screening out less important areas), detecting the first signs of smoke and flames – FireVu understands the behaviour of smoke and flame patterns and alerts the user immediately to any danger.

FireVu’s detection points can be concealed while offering the fields of view to monitor and protect these high value assets.

Modern creations generally present a different challenge. High-rise buildings, often with voluminous spaces such as storeys high atria, present problems to fire detection systems that rely on smoke particles reaching detection points. Smoke stratifies and in some properties will not reach sensors above certain heights. Yet, even in modern buildings, such as The Gherkin, it was specified that the system had to produce as little “clutter” as possible while monitoring 25 metre deep light wells.

FireVu using Video Smoke Detection is unaffected by such challenges. It can be placed discreetly out of the way, yet its field of view is unhindered. FireVu does not need smoke to reach detection points, it can visually alert designated staff to smoke and a host of other changes that can indicate the start of a fire.

Hotels, leisure and shopping facilities, private commercial property such as banks and public sector buildings all enjoy the fire detection properties of FireVu.

Video fire & Smoke Solution

NetVu’s FireVu is able to see the movement of smoke or the presence of flame across a CCTV image by identifying their unique characteristics. These include assessing changes in brightness, contrast, shape, edge content, loss of detail, motion and colour matching.

FireVu is triggered at the earliest signs of smoke and can be focused on areas of particular interest. Its ability to offer visual verification, remotely or on-site, can help prioritise emergency responses.

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Latest FireVu flame detection algorithm

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest upgrade to the FireVu flame detection algorithm available now with the FireVu 500, our premier video fire detector. The FireVu 500 uses intelligent flame and smoke algorithms to analyse the camera image in order to quickly and reliably detect fire.

This latest update has increased both the robustness of the algorithm and the detection range. The detector will react to the presence of even a small fire* in the specified field of view in under 30 seconds. Read full article