SED: Explosion Warning

November 1, 2023

The night of September 11, 2023 might seem like something out of an action movie. On Cukrovarska Street in Pilsen there was an explosion and subsequent fire of a vehicle, which probably astonished many residents.

Explosion warning

The car explosion was detected by the SED (Sound Event Detector) installed in Cukrovarska Street. The SED is a device that has been installed at various locations in Pilsen to monitor sound events and identify critical situations. If the detector detects a sound that could be considered dangerous, such as an explosion, it will immediately alert the operator.

Car explosion | Cukrovarská street | Plzeň

This is also what happened in the case of the car explosion on Cukrovarska Street. The SED detector picked up the sound of the explosion and automatically started to record the audio of these events. In addition, the detector performed an analysis of the recorded sound to determine whether the situation was one that could be considered critical.

Audio recordings of the explosion

Sound Recording of Explosion | Date: 11 Sep 2023 | Time: 01:36

Sound Recording of Explosion | Date: 11. 9. 2023 | Time: 01:38

SED helps CCTV operators

If a municipal police camera system were installed on Cukrovarska Street, SED would immediately send an alert to the MP operator. The CCTV operator is responsible for monitoring the screens and would have to respond to the SED alert by checking the screen from the explosion site. In this case, he would have received information about a possible car explosion on Cukrovarska Street.

SED installed near a car explosion | The circle marks the location of the car explosion

In this case, the SED sound detector proved its effectiveness. Thanks to our modern technology, it is possible to react quickly to unexpected situations and protect the safety of the public. The SED is an important tool for the protection of public spaces and the prevention of dangerous situations.

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