Teledyne FLIR collaborates with EOC Tech for early fire detection

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Teledyne FLIR, a branch of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has recently announced its collaboration with Eye on Cloud (EOC) Tech.

EOC Tech, a video security and thermal imaging IP camera company based in Korea, plans to use the Teledyne FLIR Lepton® radiometric thermal camera module in its new series of early fire detection (EFD) IP cameras.

This initiative is part of the ‘Thermal by FLIR’ collaboration.

The introduction of EFD cameras

The new series includes the HI1612-OH and HI1612-MW models, designed for continuous monitoring of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, along with other critical infrastructure, security, and facility applications.

These cameras offer multiple resolution options.

Their key feature is the non-contact temperature measuring capability of the FLIR Lepton module, which can detect elevated heat levels before ignition.

This early detection is critical for triggering alarm systems, thereby improving safety and allowing fire personnel to respond more rapidly than traditional smoke alarms.

Collaborative efforts in thermal imaging

Mike Walters, vice president of product development at Teledyne FLIR, commented on the collaboration: “We developed the Thermal by FLIR program to support customer innovations for new and developing applications.

“EOC Tech and its work with early fire detection for EV charging stations and other built environments is a natural collaboration for the FLIR Lepton and Thermal by FLIR program.”

The Thermal by FLIR program is a cooperative product development and marketing initiative.

It aims to support original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in integrating Teledyne FLIR thermal camera modules into their products, along with providing marketing support for the resulting innovations.

Addressing the need for advanced fire detection

Highlighting the significance of this technology, Dong Gyun Shin, CEO of EOC Tech, stated: “Substation, building, and EV parking facility managers, including shopping centers and office buildings, need solutions that will help them better detect fires that can threaten life and property.

“Our line of EFD dual thermal-visible camera systems developed as part of the Thermal by FLIR program provide a relatively low cost yet effective method to identity potential fires before they ignite.”

For further details about the Lepton module, interested parties are encouraged to click here.

Additional information about the Thermal by FLIR program can be found on the Thermal by FLIR page.

More information about EOC Tech and its EFD systems is available on their website at

IFSJ Comment

This collaboration between Teledyne FLIR and EOC Tech represents a significant step forward in the realm of fire safety and prevention.

The use of advanced thermal imaging technology in early fire detection systems could revolutionise how businesses and facilities manage fire risks, especially in areas like EV charging stations, which are becoming increasingly common.

By enabling quicker detection and response times, these technological advancements have the potential to save lives and prevent property damage.

This initiative also highlights the growing importance of technological partnerships in developing innovative safety solutions.

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