UV Lighting Solution Provides Air and Surface Defense for Safer Public Spaces New UV lighting options promise to deactivate COVID-19 germs instantly while operating continuously in offices, restaurants, schools, and other indoor areas. By using a lower irradiance level, the technology is expected to kill germs and be safe for human skin and eyes.  
IoT Sensors Called to the Wildfire Front Line The Department of Homeland Security explores ground-based sensors near wildfire spark points to speed alerts to first responders and state and local emergency management agencies.   
Smart Germbusters: Industrial Cleaning Robots Fight COVID-19 Autonomous robotic vacuums step in to provide thorough cleaning as buildings open up. Artificial intelligence lightens the load for a strapped janitorial staff amid pandemic concerns.  
IoT Office Solutions Help with Cleanliness, Social Distancing As more businesses and retail stores start to bring back workers from the COVID-19 lockdown, social distancing is becoming an important consideration of workplace safety. New IoT office solutions aim to help facility managers monitor cleanliness, manage workspace occupancy, and prevent overcrowding in communal areas.   
Drones Deliver Vital Supplies and Fill Delivery Gap During Pandemic Use of unmanned aircraft is on the rise as health care facilities require ever more protective gear and medical supplies. With the promise of contactless delivery, drone developers can also bring relief to quarantined populations that struggle to find safe delivery of food and medical supplies and provide protection for delivery personnel.  
Thermal Imaging Market Heats Up as Businesses Start to Reopen Thermal cameras can be an effective screening tool as companies figure out how to efficiently protect workers--while maintaining their health privacy rights--in a post-pandemic work environment.   
Cloud-based Management Unlocks Access Control Market The powerful combination of IoT technologies and smart phones have propelled the smart lock industry into a fast-growing market. Building managers are loading their virtual toolbox with intelligent solutions that unlock better security and much greater control and flexibility.
Commercial Drones Are the New Search and Rescue Rangers Emergency response groups across the globe have incorporated drones into their search and rescue mission processes and preventative programs to address the rising risk of natural disasters.
Digital Security Surveillance Cameras Keep a Watchful Eye on Super Bowl 51 Photo: Lowellsun.com, courtesy of Axis Communications Houston law enforcement agencies are stepping up their security game by adding digital surveillance cameras that can detect gun shots, explosives and unusual behavior at events before and during the big game.
IoT Security Requirements for OT Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that take down well-known websites are alarming wake up calls for organizations with limited security. Many of these attacks take advantage of vulnerabilities in home-connected IoT devices.