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D-Tec, part of the AD Group and a provider of CCTV video smoke detection (VSD), has been named as a finalist in the Fire Excellence Awards.

The awards are run in conjunction with the International Firex and Fire and Rescue exhibitions.

The company has been shortlisted in the Export Innovation category for the deployment in a number of worldwide tunnel projects of its VSD system, which analyses images to provide an early warning of fire.

Applications of note undertaken by D-Tec and highlighted in its award submission include: the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, a number of Italian road tunnels and the Sydney Harbour Tunnel.

Ian Moore, managing director of D-Tec, said: ‘The confined nature of tunnels presents a uniquely challenging environment where fire safety is concerned.

‘Factors such as the length of tunnels, the difficulty of access and the higher heat release rate from fire make any delay even more critical than in other scenarios.

‘As a result, at D-Tec we are seeing growing interest in the deployment of VSD with its proven ability to identify smoke rapidly [typically in seconds].

‘There is also the added flexibility that comes with the availability of IP-based solutions such as Firevu,’ he added.

The winners of the Fire Excellence Awards will be announced at a ceremony on 12 May at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

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