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Waste management facilities

Waste management facilities have many fire incidents that cause significant environmental pollution. The early warning of such incidents can improve their eco-friendly operation and the safety of the personnel working and moving inside them.

Forests and protected environmental areas

Many different types of forests need additional protection. Fires are the main threat for many areas such as periurban forests, botanical parks and gardens, NATURA 2000 regions, cultural landscapes and other sensitive ecosystems. Meleagros, through unsupervised monitoring of such areas can be a good defense against this threat, without requiring many human resources. Moreover, even in cases where human guards survey such areas, Meleagros can provide visual verification to the authorities and a localization of the incident. It is widely known that human guards only rarely report the correct locations of incidents.

Plants

Plants and industrial facilities are common places where fire-related accidents happen. The existence of high voltage power lines and many electromechanical equipment often causes small or larger fires to break up. Moreover, the existence of exhaust due to the manufacturing processes sometimes makes typical smoke detection systems insufficient. Meleagros can provide a supplementary system for monitoring industrial areas and an additional protection system for workers.

Warehouses

A fire in a warehouse is a very important threat with severe effects on the respective companies. Furthermore, a fire in the warehouses and storage facilities of specific industries, e.g., in the paper and wood domain, can result in “end of business”. Typically, such facilities have high-ceiling or outdoor areas where typical smoke detectors and fire alarm systems cannot be very effective due to smoke stratification.

Big public buildings, malls, and buildings with atria

In big indoor or mixed indoor-outdoor spaces, fire monitoring with traditional means may be ineffective (e.g., due to small smoke concentration and smoke stratification effects). The large and high-ceiling spaces of such buildings that are the outcome of huge investments and may host many other enterprises (in the case of malls), should have maximum protection from any type of threat. During working hours the need for monitoring is not very big due to human activity and presence. However, in the rest of the time, maximum protection and early-warning is crucial. Meleagros products can be used in conjunction with existing video surveillance systems (CCTV) or in new dedicated installations. 

Monuments

Many cultural or environmental monuments of paramount importance and value are totally unattended, or at least not effectively monitored for threats like fire. Furthermore, it is quite common for such monuments to be located in rural areas. The risk of a fire in such places is something that humanity cannot accept. Meleagros products can provide a means for cost-effective monitoring for such areas, with minimal and non-intrusive installation of equipment (e.g., with wireless IP cameras and sensors).

Isolated properties in rural areas

Many houses and cottages are located in isolated rural areas, often inside or close to forests. These are usually used occasionally by their owners and hence are “good candidates” for illegal intrusion and theft. Moreover, due to their location, there is high risk to be severely damaged due to a fire. This is also the case in Wildland-Urban Interfaces (aka, urban-rural interfaces or periurban areas).