A reliable detection is required for automatic activation of the extinguishing system. In many areas, the use of infrared detection is advantageous because fires can be detected and fought at an early stage. The infrared detector PYROsmart® can detect and localize fire hazards at an early stage and directly control targeted automatic extinguishing attacks. The camera regularly scans the surface and detects dangerously hot surfaces. This information is passed on to the extinguishing medium with precise coordinates. The system is able to decide independently whether the source of the problem is an imminent fire or another source of heat (e.g. a vehicle with a hot muffler or other sources of heat generated in everyday operation).
Other detection systems such as flame detectors and smoke detectors can also be used.