Temperature monitoring in hazardous areas can optimize operational efficiency

    Across a wide range of industrial processes, temperature is an indicator of machine or system health. While rising temperatures can indicate the potential for overheating, lower temperatures can signal a pressure leak. As a result, the ability to effectively monitor system temperature is an important contributor to optimizing operational efficiency. Most seriously, rapidly rising temperature … Continued

      Choosing the right explosion-protected camera

      Hazardous areas where flammable material such as gas or dust are liable to an increased risk of explosion are common in settings ranging from petrochemical plants through to food processing factories. Often, it’s essential or beneficial to use electrical equipment in these environments. This includes network cameras to ensure health and safety, security, and operational … Continued

        Explosion-protected cameras, explosion-proof cameras and flame-proof cameras. What’s the difference?

        We’ll admit it, the technology industry can be terrible for creating jargon which almost seems designed to confuse rather than bring clarity. In our area of the sector, a question we’re often asked is: “What’s the difference between an explosion-protected camera, an explosion-proof camera and a flame-proof camera?” In truth, the answer is: “Not very … Continued

          Video and beyond: the multiple benefits of explosion-protected cameras

          No matter if you call them explosion-protected or explosion-proof cameras, they are designed to remove the risk of the camera creating a spark that could cause an explosion in a hazardous environment. While this is, of course, a key feature, it doesn’t fully describe the multiple benefits that explosion-protected cameras can bring. Safety remains at … Continued

            Guarding against explosions in agriculture and food production

            Balancing safety and security is essential in any sector, and it’s certainly the case in agriculture and food production. While surveillance brings many benefits, it’s critical that any security solution plays a role in reducing other safety risks. Here we explore how explosion-protected cameras can offer all the benefits of high-quality surveillance, while also guarding … Continued

              Smoke detection analytics in explosion-protected cameras: safety where it’s needed most

              “There’s no smoke without fire” is a proverb most of us are familiar with, but even taking its literal meaning is of value: smoke is an early warning of a much more serious potential issue if not tackled quickly. In any environment – from public spaces to warehouses, from stadiums to factories – it’s obvious … Continued