Forest Fire Detection

Forest Fire Detection

Our software provides wildfire early-warning, detection and location alerts. Based on commercially available video surveillance cameras, with embedded high accuracy smoke detection algorithms, the system automatically detects forest wildfire at early stages. Additional functionalities of the interactive Geographic Information System (GIS) and resource management are supported by the system. Integration with other external systems is also possible.

How it works:

Connections, Data Flow

AmpliCam Wildfire Guardian is a wildfire detection and monitoring software. The software is distributed over edge devices and a central server farm. The edge devices are video surveillance cameras with video content analytics that are able to detect the start of a fire, based on the recognition of a smoke cloud.

Data Processing – Edge Devices

The captured video is analysed by video surveillance camera processors. In case of a suspicious phenomenon, already processed data is sent to the central system in the form of vector graphics. This allows highly efficient use of communication channels. The central processing power can achieve very high scalability of the system with virtually no limitation on the number of edge devices.

Data Processing – Central Software

Software that runs on the central server or cluster of servers is responsible for collection and processing data from the edge devices. The central software calculates and plots data on the map, calculates routes, provides support for resource management, handles all end user and administrative requests, as well as, storage of data.

Cameras – Monitoring & Control

From a practical point of view, one operator can control up to 35 cameras. The system allows display of up to 100 cameras on the video wall controlled from one workstation. All cameras can be viewed online allowing immediate reactions on any alarms.

Support in Resource Management

Along with connection to camera video streams, the system displays camera coverage on the map. In case of fire alarm, area and coordinates of the fire are calculated and displayed on the map. This allows allocation and management of the closest resources. Also, the system calculates the closest route of a specific fire fighting brigade to the place of fire and provides navigation information that can be pushed down.

Specialized Maps

System includes fully featured, layered maps, where additional information can be stored for each object. Client specific maps can also be integrated.