Increase Fire Safety at Data Center's Electrical Distribution Rooms with Thermal Cameras


Data centers play a crucial role in storing and managing vast amounts of sensitive information. With the increasing reliance on digital infrastructure, it is imperative to prioritize the safety and physical security of these facilities. One effective solution to enhance data center security is the implementation of thermal cameras. Extended Reading: Infrared Thermal Camera Inspection and Maintenance of Summer Electricity Supply.


Pain Points in Data Center's Electrical Distribution Room Fire Safety

Currently, data centers mainly rely on traditional visible light and smoke detectors to monitor the fire safety of equipment in computer rooms. They can only monitor during the stages of smoke and ignition and are unable to achieve early detection of temperature changes and proactive prevention of fire accidents. The temperature monitoring of electrical equipment inside cabinets mainly relies on contact-based temperature measurement using thermocouples and other temperature sensors. It can only monitor a specific point of the target and has a single function, unable to provide visual temperature monitoring for the entire monitoring area. Traditional inspection operations have low efficiency, with issues such as missed inspections and undetected anomalies. Moreover, the efficiency of data entry for inspection records is low, and the reliability of data uploading cannot be guaranteed.


The Main Application Areas for Thermal Cameras in Temperature Monitoring of Data Center's Electrical Distribution Rooms

1. Cabinet Temperature and Data Center Fire Monitoring

Deploy AT Online Thermographic Fixed Thermal Imager to achieve 24/7 real-time temperature monitoring coverage of the electrical distribution rooms in data centers.

Video images with temperature data are uploaded to the monitoring backend in real-time. Once an abnormal temperature occurs within the room, it triggers sound alerts, pop-up alarms, and fire alarm devices in the backend, enabling timely detection and investigation of potential hazards.



2. Monitoring of Electrical Equipment Temperature Inside Cabinets

The compact and POE-powered AT20 Online Dual-Spectrum Compact Thermal Camera is installed in the important electrical cabinets of data center facilities, enabling continuous monitoring of critical points such as electrical contacts and circuit junctions.

If abnormal heating occurs due to overload or poor contact, the thermal imaging camera promptly sends alarm information to the backend personnel for immediate on-site investigation and confirmation.

3. Inspection of Data Center's Electrical Distribution Rooms

InfiRay handheld thermal cameras serve as practical tools for inspection engineers, providing support for frontline inspections, inspections in confined spaces, and professional troubleshooting. They ensure the safe operation of data center equipment.

By visually capturing the temperature information of distribution panels, switchboxes, circuit breakers, contactors, fuses, and cables through thermal imaging thermograms, engineers can identify temperature abnormalities. Additionally, on-site photographs can be taken and analyzed using temperature analysis software to generate temperature data reports, facilitating fault troubleshooting.



Unique Advantages of Infrared Thermography in Temperature Monitoring of Data Center's Electrical Distribution Rooms

1. Long-distance, non-contact, and non-intrusive measurements

Non-contact temperature measurement allows for the automatic capture of the hottest points on the entire screen or within a specific area. This provides engineers with a clear view of problem areas and accurate localization, enabling them to quickly find solutions without altering the target structure.


2. Automated temperature data collection and curve generation

Real-time temperature data retrieval allows for intuitive monitoring of the detection process. Coupled with client software, it enables the collection of temperature data from targets, facilitating the visual analysis of temperature trends on electrical contacts and the surface of cabinets.

3. Alarm function support and abnormal alarm information

By setting alarm thresholds, the system monitors the heat generated during the temperature rise of the surfaces and internal electrical equipment in the data center cabinets. When the temperature reaches the set range, an alarm is triggered, prompting the staff to take appropriate actions.

4. Support for secondary development, enabling customer autonomy

The provision of a secondary development kit (SDK) offers multiple alarm information delivery methods such as IO ports and serial ports. This enables customers to develop and integrate automated devices according to their specific requirements, thereby gaining a sense of independence and advantage.


InfiRay industrial temperature measurement software helps users to better analyze thermographic data.


Thermal cameras provide a powerful solution to enhance data center security by detecting temperature anomalies, monitoring environmental conditions, and identifying physical threats. By implementing thermal cameras strategically and integrating them with existing security systems, data center operators can proactively address potential risks and ensure the protection of valuable assets. By embracing this innovative technology, data centers can uphold their commitment to data protection and provide a secure environment for their clients.