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.
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.
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