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Saelig Unveils Cloud-based Professional Thermal Cameras For Early Fire Detection

29 March 2018

Saelig Company Inc. has introduced the Fotric 123 Infrared Thermal Camera, the world’s first cloud-based smart infrared camera designed for visual early fire detection that offers real-time data transmission. The Fotric 123 can be permanently situated indoors or outdoors to detect abnormal changes in heat conditions and send early fire alert warnings via an internet connection before a fire or other problem begins.

The Fotric 123’s built-in infrared imager provides accurate temperature measurement with high sensitivity. It Source: Saelig Company, Inc.Source: Saelig Company, Inc.can continuously detect hot or cold spots or even substance leakage conditions regardless of ambient lighting or weather conditions, day or night.

The Fotric 123 is a cloud-based thermal camera that can be programmed to send short infrared videos directly to a remote smartphone when preset alerts are exceeded, allowing the system to function as an early fire alert device. Users can be aware of potential fires while still in the formation stage and before devastating damage occurs.

The cloud storage space is provided free (up to seven days of alert records) with the price of the camera. The Fotric 123 also has motion detection capability and can also be used as a surveillance IP camera to improve property security. While providing effective fire detection for multiple users, it protects personal privacy since no visible wavelength images are transmitted.

The Fotric 123 sees an object’s surface temperature rather than visible light. Its intelligent algorithm minimizes false alarms that can occur with ambient lighting, offering high detection accuracy regardless of surrounding light conditions. It detects thermal conditions even in smoke and fog, pinpointing an exact fire source location, and can even be programmed to advise a safe evacuation route. Additionally, infrared thermal imaging technology provides better motion detection than visible imaging, especially under low light conditions.

Fire hazards can be detected in their early stages. The Fotric 123 intelligently detects unusual object heating, well before a fire actually ignites, and triggers fire alarm messages with a sensitivity of 0.1°C. Users can view the thermal video remotely in real-time on any smartphone running the Fotric app. When an unusual temperature condition occurs, a short thermal video is uploaded to the cloud server and the fire hazard alert is instantly transferred to preprogrammed smartphones for user monitoring. Each Fotric 123 camera can be shared with multiple users for simultaneous monitoring.

Powered by an external AC adaptor, the Fotric 123 enables real-time alerts with uninterrupted monitoring. Housed in an IP66 weather-proof case, the Fotric 123 is compact (4.7 × 2.7 × 2.8 in.) and lightweight (1.3 lb.). Made by Fotric Precision Instruments, an innovative intelligent thermal imaging products manufacturer, the Fotric 123 cameras are available now from Saelig Co. Inc., Fotric’s authorized North American distributor.

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