The Service and How It Works
World's Largest Bushfire Camera Network
Speed Is Essential
members of the public to access the website and:
Select a camera either from the thumbnails or the map
Open the camera view in full screen
Play a timelapse back showing 15 minutes, 1, 3, 6 or 12 hours playback
Turn the Camera Target On which draws a line from the camera in the direction n which it is pointed
Triangulate the view of two cameras
At their intersection obtain the GPS co-ordinates which can be repoted via a 000 call to the fire service
The public effectively provides a fire watch program for the fire agency and is also able, by using the website correctly, to more accurately report the fire and the fire location.
The Fire Service
The fire service view allows the agency to access both the public website and the camera live feed. They can:
- Do everything the public can do including generating the GPS coordinates
- Select and logon to a camera
- Pan tilt and zoom the image up to 40x
- Directly access a number of preset positions for faster camera movement
- Manage focus and brightness settings
The Camera Operation page provides further details on this capability.
The infrastructure owner has the same ability as the fire service to access the live feed of the cameras and to use the information to help protect their assets.
We discuss the camera network application in the following areas:
- Other Emergency Services
- National Parks
- Forestry Corporations
- Councils and Municipalities
These are all in the Applications Section.