SmokeCatcher - Early Fire Detection System

A system that detects a fire earlier than conventional fire detectors: The ExCam SmokeCatcher Series

SmokeCatcher - Early Fire Detection System

SmokeCatcher - Early Fire Detection System

A system that detects a fire earlier than conventional fire detectors? A system that does not only report a fire but also delivers a detailed assessment from a safe distance? A system that can also be used in aggressive environments as well as in hazardous areas? The new ExCam SmokeCatcher makes all this possible. 

In Cooperation with Software Manufacturer Araani a specially developed software is integrated into a conventional IP CCTV camera from Camera. This camera then continuously examines the video images to detect smoke and immediately reports an emerging fire. And in contrast to conventional video-based fire detection analysis, all this takes place in the camera itself so that the data does not have to be sent via the network to a central server hence keeping the network load low, saving on expensive hardware.

“Especially in the chemical industry, in the engineering sector, or in the food and pharmaceutical industry, classical systems such as fuse wires or heat detectors, regularly reach their limits. Sometimes the problem is that, for example, the low ignition point of phosphor makes using temperature sensors impossible. At other times, the environmental conditions are very aggressive so that the flame detectors’ sensors corrode quickly.  The Smoke Catcher System, on the other hand, already detects the fire during its formation since the camera scans the picture to detect whether smoke is visible and thus protects personnel and equipment.”, says Steffen Seibert, Managing Director of Samcon. 

From fire detection to a secure fire evaluation

The biggest advantage of the ExCam Smoke Catcher Series is the option to immediately analyze the fire so that the scene of fire does not need to be located first. Times are over when it was necessary to look for the fire source on a map, when the operator had to monitor the screens to detect a fire, or when it was necessary to examine the fire scene in person to get an overview of the current situation.

The ExCam Smoke Catcher Series is available from Samcon or one of its 31 worldwide distributors. Find out more here.