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Silvanet Fire notifications (alerts)

After sensors are calibrated, they detect smoldering forest fires using a Phase 1 and Phase 2 fire detection process.

In this section

  • Overview: Overview of the Fire Notification process.

  • Sensor Calibration: Learn why sensors need calibration and the different durations required for various scenarios.

  • Continuous Monitoring: Learn how sensors continuously monitor the environment for air pressure, tempurature, humidity and the presence of VOCs.

  • Phase 1 Alerts (yellow): Learn what triggers a Phase 1 alert in sensors.

  • Gas Scans and Fire Models: Learn how gas scans are use to compare fire models to determine of air quality deterioration is the result of smoldering fires or from some other source.

  • Phase 2 alerts (red): Learn how a sensor triggers a Phase 2 alert, which is a Fire alert, after running gas scans.

  • Email Fire Alerts: Fire alerts are sent via email to registered users when a Phase 2 alert is triggered.

  • Web Fire Alerts: Fire alerts appear in the Site Management app when a Phase 2 alert is triggered.


Silvanet sensors detect fires ONLY after the sensors have been calibrated (or adapted) to the environment in which they have been deployed. Sensor calibration requires 14 days. Consequently, before the calibration period ends, the sensors do not provide accurate readings and may generate false alerts. After calibration, when a sensor detects any changes in the air quality (indicated as an IAQ value), the sensor performs a two stage process (Phase 1 and Phase 2) to determine if the change in air quality is due to a fire or from some other source.