About EnviroVision Solutions

Technology firm EnviroVision Solutions is a world leader in the development of intelligent sensory systems designed to protect assets and improve the high-stakes decision making process. Whether saving lives, property, resources, or any combination of the above, field-tested EVS systems are now enhancing the operations of industries and governments across the globe.


EVS was formed in 2002, although the company had its origins a decade earlier with the work of EVS founder and CEO, Dr. Gavin Hough. While in Antarctica, completing research for his PhD in Space Physics, Gavin developed a mathematical algorithm which could be used to detect and monitor the Southern Lights (Aurora Australis) when using a combination of automated cameras and image processing computer software.

Gavin noticed the similarity between the motion patterns of the Aurora and those of wildfire smoke, and with the help of an innovative team of programmers, engineers, technical staff and business partners, Gavin’s initial vision system went on to become ForestWatch®, EVS’s award-winning flagship system for early fire detection.

EVS Today

EnviroVision Solutions has a head office in Durban, South Africa, and distributors, partners and system integrators across the globe. EVS is committed to offering more than just stand-alone products. Our ISO-accredited organization works in close consultation with our clients so as to best and most cost effectively meet your individual requirements, customizing systems where necessary. Our commitment continues even after systems are in place, with extensive training available, and dedicated EVS technical personnel always on hand for remote support.

EVS may specialize in advanced computerized technology but this doesn’t mean we neglect the human side of our man-machine interactions. We believe that the best solutions come from good people plus good technology!

We are a small, focused company that develops close, personal relationships with our clients, partners and everyone within our organization.

EnviroVision Solutions ForestWatch Wildfire Detection and Environmental Monitoring System