Wednesday, June 7, 2017

No Smoke without Fire: MIC IP Cameras Keep a Watchful Eye above the Canopy of Poland’s Czarne Forests

As the “lungs of the earth”, forests play the crucial role of cleaning the ever-growing emissions produced by human industry. Once a forest fire strikes, timing is vital to bring it under control. Unfortunately, such blazes are usually only detected once they have already spread over a large area. To ensure the timely detection of smoke, the forest inspectorate of Poland’s densely forested Czarne Człuchowskie district turned to Bosch for modern, IP-based cameras.

Full 360º situational awareness Thanks to their full 360º rotation pan and 290º tilt control, two Bosch MIC IP 7000 cameras are all that is required to cover the district’s entire 25,000 hectares of forest for signs of fire. Both cameras display clear images in conjunction with precise coordinates. Once smoke is spotted by surveillance staff, a 30x optical zoom lens enables confirmation of a fire. This ensures a timely response to a blaze, thus greatly limiting damage.

High definition, weather-proof imaging
The camera units, mounted on special 60-meter-high fire masts, provide full awareness even in the most extreme weather conditions, and thanks to rugged housings can operate in temperatures as low as -40°C or as high as +60°C. With a High Dynamic Range (HDR) of 120 dB, the cameras can provide detailed images of both bright and dark areas.

High winds are particularly challenging and can distort images. That’s why the Bosch MIC IP 7000 camera incorporates an image stabilization algorithm, which ensures reliable images, and is engineered to withstand high-impact or continuous low-frequency vibration.

To learn more about MIC IP 7000 cameras, visit http://bit.ly/2sgFvp8

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