Explosion Proof Cameras - An Innovative, Safe and Logical step forward
June 3, 2022
Surveillance cameras have become an absolute necessity in various industrial and non-industrial settings. From our households to offices to manufacturing and construction facilities, CCTV cameras have now evolved into a more urbane, strong and smart device. In mundane day-to-day working, the cameras are not much vulnerable, when it comes to triggering fire or explosion. But in high-risk combustible working atmospheres such as petrochemicals, oil and gas processing plants, any standard surveillance camera can create trouble and end up costing lives and properties. This is the reason why hazardous working industries have started opting for explosion-proof cameras to prevent catastrophic damage to their investments and injuries to workers.
1. Prevents Internal Electric Sparks from Escaping
The sole purpose of an explosion-proof camera is to prevent disastrous accidents caused by fire or explosion. These cameras are designed using a robust stainless-steel framework that provides Ex Proof capability that contains any spark arising from an internal short circuit in the camera.
The explosion-protected camera is typically used in high-risk combustible environments, which may not be suitable for a conventional surveillance camera system. This is because any external flammable material such as liquid vapor, gas, or chemical substance can interfere with the internal electrical components of a standard camera and trigger an explosion.
2. Monitors Every Move
Irrespective of the working environment, the key purpose of any surveillance camera is to closely observe every move in the premises, especially at crucial locations where movement is restricted or expensive materials are stored. Moreover, it is pretty difficult in a large industry to keep a manual watch over hundreds of workers and monitor their every step. So, a surveillance camera setup can act as a watchful eye over the staff and prevent any unwanted incidence of menace, theft and scuffle.
3. ATEX Certification means Complete Trust and Reliability
Consumer products come with a certain certification to gain the trust of the consumer. And when it comes to something like safety, then trust and reliability should be a notch above. All safety products used in explosive environments come with ATEX certification.
An ATEX camera means that the device is perfect to be used in atmospheres where there is a presence of combustible materials such as dust, chemical substance, oil, gas and harmful vapors, which can potentially trigger an explosion. ATEX is an international standard that defines the credibility of a safety product intended to be used in hazardous working environments. The sturdy build quality of an ATEX camera assures smooth functioning even if the temperature is between -30°C to +70°C.
4. A Virtual Night Guard
The explosion-proof video camera is known for providing uninterrupted service at night. The presence of night vision, night cut and automatic infrared provides high-quality output in dark and low light conditions.
The integrated infrared can provide up to 15 meters of viewing distance while the night cut filter returns excellent video quality. There are various types of explosion cameras such as the Explosion Proof Mini IR Camera, PTZ Type Dome Camera, ZOOM IR Camera (IP & Analogue), PTZ Camera With IR, Speed Dome IR Camera, etc., Moreover, these cameras are capable of providing services at places that are confined and unreachable such as tight tunnels, manways and underground sites.
Secure your Workplace by Installing State of the Art Explosion Proof Camera Solutions from SharpEagle
The versatility and flexibility of explosion-proof video cameras set them a class apart from other surveillance systems. These devices are exceptional in creating situational awareness by ensuring clarity of communication, real-time feedback, and guaranteeing systematic processes during day-to-day operations. The continuous and undeterred commitment through these cameras helps streamline the security expenses and assures the safety of the workers. If you want to know more about how to enhance safety measures in risky working environments and accelerate response to security threats, contact us today, and our expert team will collaborate with you to demonstrate how it is done.