FireVu – The Ultimate solution for Waste Management Sites

Fires at waste management sites are costly to the environment, the emergency services and the local community, but they also cost you and your business.

In addition to the damage to premises and equipment, fires also cost businesses through loss of materials, substantially higher insurance premiums and potentially lengthy disruptions to operations.

FireVu saves waste management businesses money: reducing insurance premiums, risk of fines & fire with its disruption, loss of equipment, buildings and materials.

Waste Management Fire Footage

The August 2013 waste management fire at Bredbury Industrial Estate, Manchester, destroyed some 1,500 bails of paper, fabric and plastic waste. It was not the first on this large site and had serious business consequences for the owner.

Many thanks to photographer Keith Trainor ( for the use of the video.

FireVu understands the behaviour of smoke and flame patterns and alerts the user immediately to any danger..

The benefits of intercepting a fire early before it takes hold are clearly evident, especially when a waste management fire often takes two or three weeks to burn out or be fully extinguished.

FireVu detection solutions identify potential fires early. Cameras can be concentrated on potentially dangerous areas or across large areas where fires can start from any part of the plant, additionally areas of no interest can also be screened out if needed.

Potential fire incidents can be assessed quickly by safety operators (on site or remotely) and dangerous situations can be escalated to fire services without hesitation. Retrieval of the archived footage also allows operators to assess incidents to identify where and how to make safety improvements.

FireVu Video Fire & Smoke Solution

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.

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