Computer vision based forest fire detection
Lookout posts are commonly installed in the forests all around Turkey and the world. Most of these posts have electricity. Surveillance cameras can be placed on to these surveillance towers to detect possible forest fires. Currently, average fire detection time is 5 minutes in manned lookout towers. The aim ofthe proposed computer vision based method is to reduce the average fire detection rate. The detection method is based on the wavelet based analysis of the background images at various update rates.