Wildfires are hard to detect. Traditional methods such as watchtowers do not make it possible to monitor an area continuously.
Wildfire detection accuracy is low - to reach acceptable accuracy, a fire must be observed from at least two towers simultaneously.
In recent years, forest wildfires have spread dramatically with increasing frequency in all regions around the world.
According to the Canadian Government, during 2018 there were more than 7,000 forest fires that burned down 2.3 million ha of forest.
Smoke detection by video surveillance cameras:
- Fast information exchange and rapid reaction.
- Cameras fully scan the surveillance area once every 10 minutes.
- The system registers dangerous events and sends an alert to the system operator.
- Unique fire location calculation algorithm.