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Thermal Imaging and Fire Protection

Learn about Thermal Cameras & Fire Safety

SATIR infrared cameras can be used to take thermal images for fire protection purposes. This helps to save lives of firefighters and people who are trapped in fire. High temperatures in a fire will threaten the lives of firefighters, the temperature measuring function of the thermal camera can identify the places with high temperatures, helping the firefighters to get away from a dangerous situation.

Examples of Thermal Imaging being used in Firefighting Situations

The first main example is when a firefighter can scan a door to measure the temperature of the room, this will allow the firefighter to know whether it is safe to enter that room or if it is too dangerous to enter due to extremely high temperatures.

Another example of where SATIR infrared cameras can be used in a firefighting situation is if a room is very smokey and makes it difficult for the firefighter to see if there is anyone trapped in the room who may be unconscious and unable to shout for help, our camera can take a thermal image to see if there is a person present in that room. Therefore, saving a life that would may not have been possible without the use of a thermal imaging camera.

In recent years, there has been an increase in forests fire which has destroyed homes and natural habitats for animals. SATIR has thermal cameras that ideal for monitoring forests or woodland areas that are at risk of going on fire. Thermal cameras can be installed in very remote locations and can monitor the surrounding environment 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Should an area of concern be detected, e.g. a person or an increase in temperature, the control room can then monitor the situation and take the corrective / preventive action. Thermal Cameras offer a wide variety of views for the user / control centre , such as monochrome and the user may also enable an isotherm which is set for a predetermined temperature , e.g. Red .This will then give the user both a visual and audible alarm so that the correct action may be carried out.Thermal cameras can come with a variety of colour palettes which are already built into the system and can be tailored to the individual requirement of the control centre.

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