A Computer-Vision-Based and Fuzzy-Logic-Aided Security and Fire Detection System

Albert T.P. So, Wai Lok Chan

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The paper starts with the introduction of the basic requirements of classical intrusion detection and alarm systems and fire detection systems. The drawbacks of such conventional systems are highlighted. Techniques of computer vision are employed to remove the drawbacks and at the same time increase the reliability and response rate of the systems. For security and low level fire detection, a fuzzy logic based image comparison algorithm is deemed adequate. In order to confirm the existence of fire or smoke, techniques related to optical flow are employed as high level fire or smoke detection, which generate a velocity field for the image so that the decision can be judged by using fuzzy logic. Details of implementation and some experimental results have been included in the paper for illustration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994


  • Fire detectiw
  • Fuzy logic
  • Pixels
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture


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