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A New Generation of Fire Detection Cameras

Fire DetectionA new generation of fire detection cameras is about to greatly increase fire safety in various industries.

The latest fire detection cameras incorporate state-of-the-art image processing combined with IR detection technology.

Fire detection cameras such as the Fcam by Ciqurix can provide faster fire detection with shorter response times with a significantly reduced chance for false alerts.

As compared to old-fashioned and fire detection systems, these cameras can detect semi-concealed fires from as far away as 180m, in all weather conditions and at all light levels, including in complete darkness. The detection time for fires is less than 12 seconds.

What makes these new fire detection cameras also appealing is that they can be used in any existing CCTV system. This way, they can do the job of ordinary surveillance systems plus provide state-of-the-art fire detection. These systems are ideal for many types of commercial operations and businesses but also for providing increased safety and security for private enterprises and organisations, including bars, restaurants, shops, malls, hotels and others.

The digital fire detection cameras are in particular suitable for all those locations where conventional fire detection devices such as smoke detectors would not be suitable.

AI doesn’t have all the answers, says The Guardian

A good percentage of jobs in the UK are at risk of being automated away, and this includes all kinds of jobs including those which are the domain of social workers.

An article in The Guardian however makes the point that personal skills such as those which are required for social work could never be replaced by a machine. What makes this type of work the front as compared to other jobs is that it involves to handle sometimes confusing information, in ways that are hard to explain: the human ability which is called intuition. According to The Guardian and several experts in the field of computing and artificial intelligence, machines will likely never be able to accomplish this.

This makes social work, and other professions where unique human skills are required rather safe from being replaced by artificial intelligence any time soon.