Vumii EyeSec FD Thermal Camera Examined

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 04, 2012

Thermal camera manufacturer Vumii has announced a new version of their EyeSec thermal cameras, the EyeSec FD (Fire Detection). With on-board analytics for fire detection, this camera is intended for specialized outdoor installations where risk of fire is high. In this update we'll take a look at the specs of the camera, applications where it may fit, and how it compares to other products on the market.

Product Overview

The EyeSec FD is a modification to the existing EyeSec line of thermal cameras, with additional features used for long-distance fire detection. Current models are all 640x480 imager analog-output only, with ONVIF-compliant IP versions reportedly coming in the third quarter of 2012. Multiple lens options are offered, including motorized 25mm (24.6° FOV), fixed 35mm (15.7°) and 60mm (8.4°), and a dual-FOV model with 45mm and 135mm lenses (14.3°/4.6°). It's worth noting that this is much narrower than many thermal cameras, which often have fields of view as wide as 45° or more. 

The FD line differs from the standard standard EyeSec line, running on-board analytics which provide alarms for two conditions: (1) Hot Spot, which detects temperatures approaching dangerous levels, prior to fire conditions, and (2) Flame Detection, which detection open fires. Depending on lens configuration, the EyeSec FD has a claimed fire detection range of 2.5 to 7 miles, with detection within three seconds. The camera indicates these alarms via image overlay, using a bounding box for hot spots and concentric rings for flames detected. A dry contact output is also included for each condition.

Pricing and Competitive Offerings

The EyeSec FD is available now, with an MSRP of $12,000-23,500 USD, depending on lens configuration. All current models are fixed. A future update will add pan/tilt capability, allowing the camera to detect while on a prest tour. 

Compared strictly as a surveillance camera to competitive 640x480 options from FLIR, Vumii's EyeSec FD models are less expensive. A FLIR SR-618, a 640x480 resolution camera with 35mm lens, has an MSRP of $16,425, compared to $12,000 for the EyeSec FD with the same lens.  This essentially makes the flame detection analytics free. We know of few, if any, competitors performing video flame detection at these ranges. Most video fire detection systems use SD resolution visible light rangecameras, intended for a much shorter range, and wider angle of detection.

Applications

The EyeSec FD is a very specialized product. The mass market will likely see no need for it, nor be able to afford its price tag. Vumii cites petrochemical facilities, transportation tunnels, and forest services as industries which requested this fire detection functionality. For chemical facilities and tunnels, fire is a potentially very damaging threat. For forest fire applications, the EyeSec FD's detection range has few competitive options.

For other high security facilities, however, the EyeSec FD line may also be an option. Since the analytics come at no premium, users evaluating deployment of thermal cameras for security may be attracted to these additional features and potential protection they bring. The biggest detriment to adoption in these applications is the lack of wider FOV options, which may make them impractical, depending on site conditions.

Comments : PRO Members only. Login. or Join.

Related Reports

Best and Worst ISC West 2018 on Apr 16, 2018
ISC West 2018 had strong attendance, modest overall new products, and a surge in Artificial Intelligence marketing. First, here are 20+...
Eocortex / Macroscop VMS Company Profile on Apr 09, 2018
Eocortex is the international brand of Russian VMS manufacturer Macroscop. Macroscop was founded in 2008, and the Eocortex name created in 2013. We...
Hanwha Mega ISC West Product Releases on Apr 05, 2018
While overall new product releases have been slowing over the past few years, Hanwha is releasing a slew of 6 new offerings for ISC West,...
VMS New Developments Spring 2018 (Avigilon, Exacqvision, Genetec, Hikvision, Milestone, Network Optix) on Apr 04, 2018
What's new with VMS software? In this report, we examine new features and releases for Spring 2018 to track different areas of potential...
70+ New Products Directory Spring 2018 on Apr 02, 2018
We have compiled a list of new products for Spring 2018 in the categories: Video Surveillance Access Control Fire and Intrusion Other...
Favorite Video Analytic Manufacturers 2018 on Apr 02, 2018
Video analytics is one of the biggest trends in 2018, driven by marketing for Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. But what do integrators...
Destructive Video Analytics Hype Returns on Mar 27, 2018
It is not just Hikvision's false advertising campaign. With marketing money being pumped into deep learning, we are returning to the bad old...
Startup Image Intelligence 10X Accuracy Guarantee on Mar 26, 2018
An Australian startup, Image Intelligence, is targeting the biggest problem of video analytics, poor accuracy, with quite a claim: Is this...
Axis Z-Wave IP Camera Tested Poorly on Mar 20, 2018
Z-Wave is drawing notable interest for video surveillance use. In IPVM's initial coverage, 84% expressed interest in it, with nearly half being...
Video Analytics Usage Statistics 2018 on Mar 09, 2018
Video analytics is hot again (one of the top 2 trends going into this year), this time driven by deep learning and artificial intelligence. But,...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Last Chance - April 2018 IP Networking Course on Apr 19, 2018
Today is the last day to register for our IP Networking course. Register now. NEW - 2 sessions per class, 'day' and 'night' to give you double...
Rare Video Surveillance Fundraising - Verkada $15 Million on Apr 19, 2018
Fundraising in video surveillance (and the broader physical security market) has been poor recently. Highlights are few and far in between...
'Best In Show' Fails on Apr 19, 2018
ISC West's "Best In Show" has failed. For more than a decade, it has become increasingly irrelevant as the selections exhibit a cartoon level...
Security Camera Cleaning Frequency Statistics on Apr 18, 2018
150+ integrators told IPVM how often they clean cameras on customer's sites and why.  Inside we examine their answers and break down feedback...
Worst Access Control 2018 on Apr 18, 2018
Three access control providers stood out as providing the most problems for integrators. In this report, we analyze the answers to: "In the...
Axis VMD4 Analytics Tested on Apr 17, 2018
Axis is now on its 4th generation of video motion detection (VMD), which Axis calls "a free video analytics application." In this generation, Axis...
Arecont CEO And President Resign on Apr 17, 2018
This is good news for Arecont. Arecont's problems have been well known for years (e.g., most recently Worst Camera Manufacturers 2018 and starting...
Strong ISC West 2018, Says Manufacturers, GSX / ASIS Expected Weaker on Apr 17, 2018
Manufacturers say ISC West 2018 was strong, continuing the trend we have seen in 2017 results and 2016 results. However, those same 100...
Key Control For Access Control Tutorial on Apr 16, 2018
End users spend thousands on advanced systems to keep themselves secure, but regularly neglect one of the lest expensive yet most important aspects...
Best and Worst ISC West 2018 on Apr 16, 2018
ISC West 2018 had strong attendance, modest overall new products, and a surge in Artificial Intelligence marketing. First, here are 20+...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact