Livestock farming is of great economic value in the Netherlands. Many agricultural companies keep animals in very large stable complexes which are divided into compartments. When a fire breaks out in such a complex, a fire should be limited to a single compartment, but as people are not always present in the rooms, a starting fire should be able to be detected automatically.

Thermal cable systems, such as the LIST Sensor cable system and the FireLaser fibre optical system, are extremely suitable for this, as they are completely insensitive to dust, moisture and ammonia vapors.