Video Fire Detection – Techniques and Applications in the Fire Industry

  • Ziyou Xiong
  • Rodrigo E. Caballero
  • Hongcheng Wang
  • Alan M. Finn
  • Pei-yuan Peng
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


Video fire detectors use a relatively new technology compared with traditional heat sensors, smoke sensors, or gas detectors. We first review different fire detection methods and put video fire detection into the general fire detection arena. We then review various video fire detection methods, including those for both flame detection and smoke detection. We next describe our contributions to this area of research. We conclude with our thoughts for the challenges in this field and predict promising research directions.


False Alarm Fire Detection Heat Sensor Smoke Detection High False Alarm Rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ziyou Xiong
    • 1
  • Rodrigo E. Caballero
  • Hongcheng Wang
  • Alan M. Finn
  • Pei-yuan Peng
  1. 1.United Technologies Research CenterEast Hartford

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