Heat detection and fire prevention

Optimise protection against the risks of fire and overheating

Overheating in storage, production or other facilities — both indoor and outdoor — can quickly lead to fire and flames that may put your people and your business in danger, harm the environment, cause operational downtime, and lead to loss of competitiveness or reputational damage.

If you work with highly flammable materials, you'll know the risks are real and that a fire can soon get out of control. At a wasteyard or recycling plant, for example, there will be plenty of energy sources to fuel the flames. On a factory floor, machines may overheat or dust explosions may occur. And in the battery room that's an integral part of many logistics centres and other industrial sites, batteries may overheat during charging, emit hydrogen fumes or leak acid.

Even if you've already installed sophisticated fire alarms and other security systems, it's unlikely they can warn you of heat risks that indicate an impending fire. Thermal cameras, on the other hand, can identify fire and overheating risks much sooner than traditional systems — before flames and smoke develop — by detecting hotspots where a fire might start.

Konica Minolta combines state-of-the-art Mobotix thermal imaging cameras with sophisticated AI-driven software to provide a complete solution for proactive heat detection and fire prevention. Rugged and weatherproof, a Mobotix thermal imaging camera can be used indoors or outdoors. Each camera integrates:

  • A visual sensor for visual monitoring of the area, facility, machine or other asset

  • A thermal sensor that tracks the temperature (heat) of the area, facility, machine or asset, or of specific zones

  • Thermal radiometry technology for accurate measurement of each pixel in the observed scene

You set one or a series of escalating heat or temperature thresholds above which the Konica Minolta solution will issue a warning. For example:

  • Broadcasting a warning message to onsite personnel using the camera's built-in speaker

  • Showing an alert on a screen or sending it to a pre-defined email address

And because APIs enable seamless integration of each Mobotix thermal imaging camera with your existing security solutions and other systems, the Konica Minolta solution can be configured to automate actions such as:

  • Shutting down a machine that's overheating

  • Triggering your sprinkler or fire extinguishing system

Konica Minolta additionally partners with Scylla to further enhance the visual detection of fire risk. The Scylla solution combines computer vision and AI to detect hazardous environments at a distance, while avoiding false positives caused by, for example, sunlight, clouds, fog, and lights at night.

Customer benefits

With Konica Minolta's solution for heat detection and fire prevention, you benefit from efficient, reliable and early detection of fire risks. With the ability to respond faster to fight the spread of fire — or to prevent a fire from starting in the first place — you can reduce the threat to human life and the risk of costly damage to property, facilities, your business and the environment.


Early heat detection for fast intervention and reduced risk of injury, damage and financial losses through fire or overheating

Simultaneous measurement of up to 20 separate zones from a distance of up to 72m (this is the CNPP-certified distance; conditions vary among different focal lengths and certification types)

Multiple options for warnings and other automated actions when heat or fire risk is detected

Triple certification of Mobotix thermal imaging cameras: VdSCNPP and EN 54-10

Internal DVR for secure storage of recordings for future consultation and analysis

Why Konica Minolta for Video Solution Service

Konica Minoltas intelligent video system can solve problems in all areas: Ensuring safety in a factory unit, registering vehicles to detecting movement, communicating with the network or triggering alarms if necessary. The solution also allows you to analyse the customer behaviour while shopping, count every person in the entrance hall or help within a health clinic by being a real nurse’s assistant 24/7. Thanks to Konica Minoltas unique video solution technology and their services, a holistic security concept for every business has been developed, to make the invisible visible.

Surveillance Security Infographic

Our thermal solutions are the key to protecting assets and avoiding dangerous situations, by allowing you to see the unknown. With thermal images, threats can be detected early. See the invisible.

Have a look at our infographic
MOBOTIX Infographic Security COVID-19

Success Story

Video analytics: smart solutions that bring everything into focus

Video surveillance is a useful tool for monitoring workplace safety and security. Imagine if it could also alert you...

Further reading

Safety & Security by video solutions

How can data help you make smarter business decisions?

You already know the power of data, but you may not be using it to its full potential yet. Here are some ways data...