A Mobile Low-Cost Fire Detection System with Infrared Camera
Forest fire is an important issue that damages thousands of hectares of forest and all creatures inside it. In this study we have developed an early fire detection system running on low-cost, lightweight Raspberry Pi module integrated with an infrared camera. The infrared camera acquires the live video of the fields, then if a fire occurs, our software detects the fire by taking both motion and color characteristics of a flames into account. In our study, there exist two phases: first, motion detection phase is applied to the view, if a motion is detected in the view, then, color detection phase is applied to determine the flames. Obtained results indicates that our fire detection system can detect a forest fire clearly and smoothly without requiring any external equipment and manual intervention.