Review of recent developments in fire detection technologies

Zhigang Liu, Andrew K. Kim

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Progress in fire detection technologies has been substantial over the last decade due to advances in sensor, microelectronics and information technologies, as well as a greater understanding of fire physics. This paper provides a review of progress in fire detection technologies over the last decade, including various emerging sensor technologies (e.g., computer vision system, distributed fiber optic temperature sensor, and intelligent multiple sensor), signal processing and monitoring technology (e.g., real-time control via Internet) and integrated fire detection systems. Some problems and future research efforts related to current fire detection technologies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-151
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Fire Protection Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Fire detection
  • Flame detector
  • Gas detector
  • Heat detector
  • Integrated fire detection
  • Sensor technology
  • Signal processing and monitoring
  • Smoke detector


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