IoT and Mesh Networking Promise Faster Wildfire Detection The Department of Homeland Security and SCITI Labs continue their multiphase plan to test sensors for detecting wildfires in the western United States. Meanwhile in Germany, startup Dryad is developing a wireless environmental sensor network based on LoRaWAN. All groups expect IoT technologies to identify fires and provide alerts more quickly than satellites and cameras.
IoT Hits High Notes with Security Management for Large Venues Artificial intelligence and biometrics are increasingly used to ensure the safety and security of the thousands of patrons, performers, athletes, and workers at large venues. From arrival to departure, machine learning will help event organizers maintain a safe, efficient experience.
AI Technology Helps Protect National Park Wildlife from Illegal Poaching An anti-poaching camera system developed in partnership with RESOLVE, Intel, and a conservationist is helping to protect wildlife in national parks around the world by proactively identifying criminals and transmitting information to park rangers in time to stop poachers from killing.
IoT Solutions Provide Foundation for More Effective, Data-Driven Policing As individuals ramp up the volume and kinds of data they generate, police need effective, automated ways to keep pace. IoT, AI, and robotic solutions are paving the way for cities to provide data-driven precision law enforcement.
The Digital Transformation of the War on Drugs Local health and law enforcement agencies are using geographic information systems-based maps to address the rise in opioid abuse. By tracking prescribing patterns, naloxone use, and mortality, first responders can view high-risk areas and devote resources to reduce overdose-related deaths.
Tablet-based Platform Helps Fire Departments Track Events—and Save Lives Two California firefighters looked to IoT technology to create a more effective incident response for firefighting teams. They developed Tablet Command, an intelligent platform solution and mobile app that can keep firefighters safer and better prepared in the line of duty.
Crime-fighting Robots Now Assigned to Zap Germs Initially built to prevent crime and assist people in need, ZMP security robots now are outfitted with disinfectant sprayers to rid public spaces of germs and bacteria and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in shared public areas.
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.
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