Videofied optical smoke detector will minimize fire claims — Okeke

By CHINYERE ABIAZIEM

Continental Alarm Limited stated its Videofied Optical Smoke Detector will make insurance companies in Nigeria stop groaning underneath the large claims paid out to fire and allied claims.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Okwy Okeke, who stated this in Lagos, noted that his company is the sole authorized Videofied agent in Nigeria.

According to Okeke, making use of a straightforward smoke detector with an embedded SIM Card, several losses due to fire can be curbed just as the auto-tracker has motor vehicle theft.

He explained, “Our smoke detector will wirelessly transmit a text message and initiate a phone get in touch with to you besides just sounding an alarm in the occasion that it detects smoke. Traditional smoke detectors will sound an alarm on web site, but what are the chances that the alarm will be heard and by the correct individual?”

According to him, “This Videofied Optical Smoke Detector is a simple device that will support insurance coverage organizations save on fire and allied claims, and here is the easy purpose – fire outbreaks are notably catastrophic in Nigeria due to the fact we do not detect them early sufficient.”

Okeke mentioned that the gadget may as properly be the silver bullet for fire and allied insurance coverage same way the auto-tracker has been to auto insurance.

He stated that the gadget comes with optical design and style which consists of Light-Emitting-Diode (LED) and when smoke enters the optical chamber across the path of the light beam, some light is scattered by the smoke particles, directing it at the sensor thereby triggering the alarm.

“This is a important improvement in excess of traditional smoke detectors that rely on elevated temperature to sound an alarm. This indicates that even at a smouldering stage, this smoke detector will detect and trigger a fire alarm,” Okeke explained.

In accordance to him, the device is completely wireless and requiring no cables and is battery-powered that could last for up to 4 years.

“This is about the only monitored smoke detector in the market place. Our control station monitors all our put in devices 24/6 and calls for assist when risk is suspected,” Okeke stated.

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