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Early wildfire detection for Big Tree Animal Sanctuary and Adoption Center
24-hour wildfire detection solution keeps animals safe and secure
“This early wildfire detection solution acts like a virtual security guard which provides non-stop surveillance for the center around the clock. The network cameras provide 24-hour patrol around the center. Although we cannot stay in the center throughout the day, we can still feel safe and secure by this remote and proactive monitoring solution.” Jojo Chan – Volunteer, Big Tree Animal Sanctuary and Adoption Center.
Big Tree Animal Sanctuary and Adoption Center (Big Tree) is located in Kam Tin, a remote rural area in Hong Kong. The Center operates one of the largest animal sanctuaries in the city with more than 180 dogs and cats living in the center. Their mission is to advocate animal rights by protecting abandoned animals with shelters and care. The center is surrounded by hills and trees which faces high risks of wildfire especially during the period of Ching Ming Festival and Chung Yeung Festival. On the late evening of 25 October 2020, a wildfire ignited the day before was spreading out and was just meters away from the center. Nearly 300 people heeded an online call for volunteers and rushed to rescue the animals in the center. Luckily, all animals were rescued and kept safe during the evacuation. but it highlighted for the need to have a solution to avoid this kind of incident from happening again in the future.
An early wildfire detection solution had been suggested to Big Tree. It included AXIS Q6215-LE PTZ Network Camera and AXIS P1378-LE Network Camera together with RoboticsCats AI-Cloud wildfire detection SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). Alerts with smoke images are automatically sent to the Big Tree staff members if there is a potential risk of wildfire. The staff can take timely action to save the animals if there is wildfire nearby.
Big Tree can now be monitored remotely and more efficiently detect the potential risk of wildfire 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, keeping the animals safe and secure in the center.