Konica Minolta and MOBOTIX receive VdS early fire detection certification


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Konica Minolta’s Video Solution Services (VSS) and powerful MOBOTIX M16 TR (Thermal Radiometry) cameras have been certified by the VdS Fire Protection Institute. The certification recognises the ability to accurately detect a fire, or the increased risk even before it starts, from a distance of up to 5km, making Konica Minolta’s VSS solutions the perfect visual accompaniment to any integrated fire detection and safety solution.

Based in Germany, VdS Schadenverhütung GmbH is Europe’s largest and one of the world’s most renowned and prestigious institutions for corporate security and safety, specialising in fire protection, security and natural disaster prevention. The VdS seal of approval enjoys an excellent reputation in professional circles and among decision makers as a mark of excellence.

Gary Fletcher-Moore, Head of Sales – Intelligent Video Solutions at Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd commented: “VdS Certification gives an important third-party verification of the considerable abilities and reliability of our VSS and thermal cameras in detecting the early signs of a fire. Whilst many detection systems alert as soon as a fire breaks out, considerable damage and danger to life will already be present. Our powerful thermal detection solution enables emergency teams to investigate a potential problem even before it starts, enabling it to be effectively fought if not prevented entirely.”

Konica Minolta’s thermal TR technology delivers impressive fast and low-cost installation – being much simpler to install and commission than linear heat detectors for example. In addition, the system also reacts more quickly, with heat being detected before it even reaches the ceiling. Additionally, unlike aspirating smoke detectors, the MOBOTIX M16 TR is not dependent on the development of smoke, enabling detection much sooner in the timeline of the developing event.

The Konica Minolta VSS and MOBOTIX M16 TR solution has a wide range of applications within a variety of environments. This is perfect for monitoring of outside areas (including large and cluttered areas, material and bulk goods storage, warehouses and hard-to-reach areas with low light or visibility) and indoor areas (such as large rooms and buildings and public areas such as schools, airports and workplaces). The solution is also ideal for monitoring power-sensitive areas such as server rooms and charging stations for electric vehicles, where overheating can be particularly dangerous.

For further details on Konica Minolta’s expert range of Intelligent Video Solutions please email: [email protected]

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