However, the focus, of course, is on prevention, so the system performs regular tests. A daily motion test and an electrical signal checks the integrity of the lines controlling the fire valves. Any anomaly detected during these operations sends an error message to the fire panel where the operator can take the necessary measures without delay.
On top of this, thermography bullet cameras (DS-2TD2136T-10) and Bi-spectrum bullet cameras (DS-2TD2636T-10) are installed on indoor and outdoor locations on the site in order to monitor paper, plastic, wood, metal and Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) storage. Even the conveyor belt of the sorting machine is covered - by a Thermography Cube camera (DS-2TA21-2AVF). This prevents burning waste from entering the machine.
Finally the site guardian uses a handheld thermography camera (DS-2TP31-3AUF) to manually check alerts or sensitive points on monitoring ’rounds’.
The system is set up to send alerts when a hot spot is detected. In the day this takes the form of an ‘alarm’ in the site monitoring center, a call to the site manager, and/or an audible message via speaker on the site itself. At night, the alert is sent to a remote monitoring center, where an operator can then check if there is a real fire and call the fire services. The site manager is also informed by the remote monitoring center.