Enhancing fire safety through IoT-enabled flame detection systems: A cost-effective and scalable approach

Augustine Obayuwana(1), Daniel Olah(2), Sylvester Akinbohun(3),

(1) University of Benin, Benin-City
(2) University of Benin, Benin-City
(3) University of Benin, Benin-City
Corresponding Author


The Internet of Things (IoT), which connects and automates numerous systems and gadgets, has completely changed how we live and work. One such application of IoT technology is in fire detection systems, which can help prevent and mitigate the devastating effects of fires on different types of facilities. The research presents a n IoT architecture for a fire detection system using small, low-cost cameras to collect surveillance feeds from large buildings. The data is uploaded to the cloud, where a Machine Learning algorithm detects fires in digital images. The proposed architecture consists of cameras, cloud, and clients, using an inexpensive camera for surveillance feeds and a convolutional neural network for image classification based on large datasets. However, the architecture's cloud component processes surveillance feeds and runs a Machine Learning (ML) model, utilizing computing resources for real-time data processing and continuous training for improved accuracy. Clients can subscribe to the data from the cloud and receive alerts in real-time when the ML model detects a fire in the surveillance feeds. There are significant benefits in comparing the proposed design to conventional fire detection systems. First and foremost, it is economical since the cameras used are compact, affordable, and simple to install around the building without the need for elaborate wiring or infrastructure. Secondly, it is scalable, as the cloud provides the necessary computing resources and storage capacity to handle large amounts of data, making it possible to monitor large structures with many cameras.


Internet of things (IoT), machine learning (ML), convolutional neural networks (CNNs), digital image.


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