FireVu is introducing the first fire detection technology that combines Visual Smoke Detection (VSD), flame detection and now temperature sensing technology in the form of being built in thermopile. The Multi Detector will offer users a solution that will identify and analyse smoke and heat patterns to raise alerts. VSD technology operates by identifying characteristic smoke patterns across a video image. It analyses changes in a range of variables such as colour, brightness, contrast, shape, edge content, motion, colour matching and loss of detail to alert operators early to potential fire danger. The addition of a thermopile to detect radiated heat will give the advantage of raising alerts by using a completely different technology – a double check. It will help distinguish potential triggers for false alarms. Steam, for example, can be excluded as a danger point by setting heat criteria above temperatures likely to be encountered. Simon Jenkins, product manager for FireVu comments: “Visual Smoke Detection is already a very effective and proven technology, combining it with thermal radiated heat detecting technology gives us a solution not offered by competitors.” The Multi Detector will be offered across the range of industries where FireVu solutions have already proved effective including high value commercial property, manufacturing, petrochemicals, food processing, power generation, air hangars, tunnels, waste management and recycling. FireVu is a brand of the solutions arm of AD Network Video, part of surveillance monitoring pioneer AD Group. Pauline Norstrom, chief operating officer of AD Group comments: “AD Group is about investing in development and offering innovative solutions to real world problems. The Multi Detector is a remarkable three in one solution combining smoke, flame and thermal detection in a single product that will provide early visual warning of potential fire risks including the petrochemical, chemical, waste management and heavy industrial sectors. FireVu was first developed in the mid-1990s. We have regularly refined and improved the technology’s effectiveness since and will continue to do so.” FireVu’s client base includes The Gherkin, London Guildhall, Sydney Harbour Tunnel, the Co-Op HQ and the Royal Airwing Hangar complex at Dubai International Airport, UAE.