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In-mask thermal imaging intelligence system at Emergency Services Show

by Marcus

Scott Sight, the UK firefighting industry’s first ever in-mask thermal imaging intelligence system from Scott Safety will debut at the Emergency Services Show 2016 on stand B69, 21-22nd September in Birmingham. This ground-breaking system brings the future of firefighting into clear view for those on the front line and is set to revolutionise the industry.

With slogans such as ‘Choice of the Brave’ and ‘Innovation at First Sight’’, the global leader in design, manufacture and supply of respiratory protective equipment, and thermal imaging technology has injected significant investment into the development of the global firefighting industry this year.

Scott Sight utilises hands-free thermal imaging technology to provide firefighters with a clear, unobstructed view of their surroundings thus improving their situational intelligence and eradicating the need to stop searching or put the hose down to deploy a hand-held camera. In spite of being exceptionally lightweight at 8 ½ ounces, Scott Sight is very powerful producing a 160×120 resolution at 9 frames per second through an infinity lens which ensures a clear picture with no eyestrain.

Longin Kloc, Global Product Manager, Growth Initiatives from Scott Safety, said: “We are extremely proud to launch such an innovative product for the firefighting industry. Scott Sight really is a sophisticated imaging tool – it supplements existing hand-held technology by offering configurable hands-free visibility to the wearer in often inhospitable situations.

“To create Scott Sight, we worked very closely with firefighters to develop a thermal imaging solution that is more accessible and easier to use.  This means that the wearer’s attention can stay focused on the fire, enhancing the ability to spot hazards and locate casualties, while also providing the means to identify a secondary egress in the event of a sudden change in circumstances.”

A further innovation debuting at the show is the Light Decontamination System, a portable airborne and surface decontamination solution with the ability to decontaminate chemical, biological and radiological vapours, liquids and particles simultaneously in as little as five minutes.

Utilising atomisation technology the Light Decontamination System creates a fine mist ensuring an even and consistent coverage, and haptic dry surfaces. Rapidly projecting these droplets in the form of a dense and turbulent mist, the system is capable of delivering CBRN decontaminants to all non-line of sight surfaces. This process drastically reduces both the chemical footprint and time required for effective decontamination. Unlike many traditional decontamination systems which utilise liquids, this new process forces powders to behave like a gas, ensuring that sensitive and electronic equipment is not damaged.


Environmentally friendly and cost-efficient, the Light Decontamination System typically requires only five percent of decontaminant compared to traditional systems due to the gas-like behaviour of the small droplet mist. Easily directed and controlled with a lance hose, the system achieves a projection distance of up to 30 meters and is compatible with a range of chemistries.

Global Product Manager for Military & Civil Defence at Scott Safety, Dr David Crouch said: “The Light Decontamination System will revolutionise the fire market; it is lightweight, portable and extremely powerful. In validation trials, the system decontaminated anthrax by 99.9999999 percent from a 100m³ space, in less than five minutes.”

Innovative, industry-first technology from Scott Safety reaffirms its stature as a global leader at the forefront of innovative design, manufacture and supply of respiratory protective equipment and thermal imaging technology.

To find out more about the latest products from Scott Safety, visit stand B69 at the Emergency Services Show 2016.

For further information about Scott Safety, visit scottsafety.com

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