To stop the spread of forest fire, the key is not fire detection: it’s prevention. Discover how the latest cutting-edge video technology is being used to spot the warning signs of a fire before it’s fully broken out.
Forest fires are a devastating phenomenon. If not contained quickly, they can become incredibly hard to get under control – ravaging not only hundreds of thousands of kilometers of land and its local wildlife, but destroying buildings, and in some cases, leading to human fatalities.
It’s time to move beyond traditional detection methods
For thousands of years, communities have worked together to prevent the spread of wildfire in densely forested areas. However, even today, many vulnerable locations still rely on manned lookout towers, foot patrols and aerial patrols in order to spot if a fire has started. Such methods are labor-intensive, prone to error, and typically slow; all it takes is a few minutes for a live fire to spread to the point that it’s impossible to contain.
Of course, fire prevention activities are equally critical, and much work is being done globally in this area. However, it is becoming more challenging. For instance, some forest locations are experiencing a greater amount of tourist footfall due to their outstanding natural beauty. This puts them at a higher risk of fire due to the carelessness of visitors, or, sadly, deliberate arson attempts.
Stopping fires before they start through cutting-edge video
So it’s heartening to hear that some of the most beautiful woodlands in the world are now being proactively protected from fire through cutting-edge video technology.
These intelligent cameras use advanced thermal imaging and fire detection algorithms, to detect the first warning signs of burning wild foliage. The cameras then alert staff to a potential fire before it’s even broken out – giving them valuable time to take essential preventative measures, instead of battling a fire that’s already underway.
Discover how to prevent forest fires in our case study
Deqing County Forestry Bureau in China has built a smart 24/7 early warning and control system with Hikvision technology, for effective management of forest areas. Hikvision thermal & optical bi-spectrum cameras with advanced fire detection algorithm are installed to provide 24/7 uninterrupted detection of forest fires, watch for and warn against signs of burning wild foliage, which helps to put out fires.
Through the advanced fire detection algorithm built into our state-of-the-art cameras, the bureau is successfully protecting hundreds of kilometers of woodland and its wildlife, while allowing tourists to enjoy the forest safely.
이 웹사이트를 통해 제공되는 소프트웨어 및 기타 자료를 다운로드하고 사용하면 법적 구속력을 갖는 하이크비전 자료 라이선스 계약 약관에 동의하는 것입니다. 이 약관에 동의하지 않으면 해당 자료를 다운로드하거나 사용할 수 없습니다. 회사를 대신하여 동의하는 경우 귀하는 회사가 위의 자료 라이선스 계약에 구속 할 법적 권한이 있음을 진술하고 보증하는 것입니다. 또한 귀하는 거주하는 관할 지역에서 법적으로 성년의 나이(대부분의 국가에서 18세 이상)임을 진술하고 보증합니다.