Nigerian mattress and foam-based sleep solution manufacturer, Mouka Limited, has invested in an Aviotec video-based fire detection solution from Bosch to enhance the fire safety at its manufacturing sites in Lagos, Benin and Kaduna.
Due to the highly flammable nature of the foam and polyurethane materials used in its products, the manufacturer was looking for a solution that detects fire and smoke in less than 30 seconds – before fire can spread and potentially harm its employees. Point-type detectors which detect smoke particles in the air rely on smoke particles to rise, which can take several minutes – especially when detectors are mounted on high warehouse ceilings. Meanwhile, Aviotec is a VdS-certified solution for visual fire monitoring, detecting smoke and flames at the source. Software inside each device analyses the video images for visual patterns associated with fires, such as specific motion and shape characteristics, or colour changes. When connected to IP-based video management solutions the video images provide additional information for alarm verification or localisation of the fire.
To meet the manufacturer’s needs at its three factories, Bosch provided 34 Aviotec devices for video-based fire detection, alarm sounders, strobes and a third-party sprinkler system, all connected to a Bosch addressable Fire Panel 1200 Series. The result, according to Bosch, has three main benefits. First, it improves the safety of hundreds of employees at the factories. Second, it shortens alarm response times and minimises the risk of potential damage to equipment and product inventories. Finally, analysis of video images of a fire allows for root cause analysis after an incident.
Mouka Ltd currently employs over 800 people across its various locations. Mouka’s management comprises men and women of proven integrity and with a track record of corporate success. Our values of Passion, Integrity and Excellence run through everything we do. Mouka people are committed, passionate and true to our cause of adding comfort to life.