ALLEN, Texas, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you imagine a fire alarm that can alert you far before a destructive fire actually breaks out? Can you imagine a monitoring system that can detect a fire hazard, in spite of smoke and fog, alerting you visually even at night? Imagine that an advanced technology which records real-time video of a monitored area around fire risk and transmits it to you via smartphone, anytime and anywhere? Recently, a cloud-based smart infrared thermal camera , Fotric 123 , brings all of those possibilities into reality. This visual early fire-detection product was taken to Kickstarter this week to raise $10,000 over the next 60 days to go into production. In the United States, 1 million to 1.5 million fires occur each year, which cause over 100,000 casualties, and cause huge losses of up to $12 billion. Fires occur every 25 seconds on average. In the last 50 years, fire alert technology has improved mainly for smoke detectors and traditional fire alarms that distinguish smoke and are triggered by fire. In fact, it is often already too late when the alert occurs. In other words, we are still not able to prevent a disaster before a fire hazard occurs. Fotric123, developed by Fotric Precision Instruments, has solved this problem. Fotric 123 begins by measuring surface temperature directly in the monitored area, and once the temperature surpasses a setup parameter or an abnormal change in temperature occurs, the device will trigger an alarm -- an early fire alert. There is no longer a need to trigger the alarm when open flames break out. Preventive technology will provide a big boost to progress and renewal in fire prevention field.