OPTIX IdentiFIRE system for early fire detection
The wildfires are colossal and destructive disaster. They can cause serious and often irreversible damages to the forest ecosystems, reduce the number of biological species, disturb the balance of nature and change the Earth’s climate. During the dry and warm months of the summer, when hot and strong winds are blowing, the threat of fires dramatically increases. A newly emerged fire, either by human negligence or by high temperatures, can grow up with 2 km/h.
The only effective method for minimizing the damages from the wildfires is their initial stage detection and the rapid reaction for their suppression. The solution for early fire detection IdentiFIRE developed by OPTIX, can assist the government authorities for early detection of the wildfires and enable the control of their spreading.
In those extreme conditions a small fire can grow into a giant disaster and real catastrophe, if not overcome within half to one hour. The chronicles point out that after the specified time is too late, and the made efforts are enormous. The world economy tolerated incessant heavy blows. Human life is lost. The only effective method for minimizing the damages from the wildfires is their initial stage detection and the rapid reaction for their suppression.
Based on multiple real tests we have been able to optimize the IR heat detection algorithms with which we have achieved extremely acceptable levels of false alarms.
Wildfire detection ranges:
Fire size Detection range*
1m x 1m 0.8 km
2m x 2m 1.6km
3m x 3m 2.3km
6m x 6m 4.7km
24m x 24m 19km
40m x 40m 40km
* Distances are calculated based on geometrical values and do not take into account atmospheric conditions. The detection range is strongly affected by the meteorological, the atmospheric and the geographical conditions!
- OPTIX identiFIRE detects wildfires at their initial stage of development;
- OPTIX identiFIRE uses thermographic functions, based on specially elaborated OPTIX cameras, which grants greater efficiency;
- OPTIX identiFIRE provides great efficiency in hilly, mountain and alpine conditions;
- OPTIX identiFIRE suppress non-fire effects, like particles in the air, sun reflections, vehicles, birds in flight, etc. in order to minimize the number of alarm situations but still assuring high reliability.