Surveillance System Automatically Detects and Records Safety Incidents for Remote or Local Viewing


Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) has enhanced its xWatch camera and surveillance system. Options include viewing hazards over an Internet connection and recording activities before, during and after hazardous events. Det-Tronics manufactures flame detectors, gas detectors and safety systems and is part of UTC Fire and Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

The new options enable users to:

  • Immediately view industrial hazards remotely via a configurable IP address
  • Accurately detect hazards by integrating the explosion-proof camera with a flame detector
  • Record and review incidents for event analysis
  • Integrate surveillance seamlessly into a safety system

Three of the options available as part of the surveillance plan include:

  • A stand-alone, industrial-grade xWatch camera
  • A camera partnered with a flame detector that provides fire detection
  • A surveillance solution integrated into a fire and/or gas safety system

With Class I, Div. 1 and NEMA 4X approvals from third-party approval agencies such as FM, CSA, CE and ATEX, the xWatch camera, combined with a Det-Tronics flame detector, is suited for remote and hard-to-access areas. The camera and detector view the same expanse. Continuous, real-time video provides the operator with surveillance capabilities during normal operation. If a fire is detected, the operator can quickly view a control-room monitor to assess the risk and initiate the appropriate response. The DVR option allows users to evaluate the conditions leading up to and following the event.

Company Information

    Detector Electronics Corp.

  • 6901 West 110th Street
  • Minneapolis, MN 55438 (see map)
  • Phone: (952) 941-5665