Smart Fire Protection Technology

Smart Cities and Fire Protection

As buildings and urban areas are beginning to utilize new technologies, we are getting closer to having actual smart cities. And now that the Internet of Things is allowing cities to share data in real time, fire response teams can benefit in a number of ways.

The adoption of Computer-Aided Facility management and Building Information Modeling means that fire responders can have access to accurate data about floor layouts, building assets, fire-fighting equipment, evacuation plans, and the occupants of the buildings. Additionally, if cameras and motion sensors are in place, then firefighters can use them to verify the movement of the fire and the people inside. This type of information can be invaluable to first responders and it can also help keep them safe as well.

The status and control of pumps, motors, elevators, and ventilation systems can also be shared if the building’s information is connected to the cloud or another database. If firefighters are provided with this information ahead of time, then they can approach their rescue operations with much greater efficiency and less risk to themselves.

Wireless technologies are also being used to improve fire detection time. IoT enabled sensors can communicate data instantaneously. In addition to being able to report data in real time, buildings can also track the health and battery life of their sensors, which ensures they are all functioning at their optimal levels.


Nov 26, 2019 | Fire Alarm and Detection

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