Emergency Response

Smart Cities

Can Digital Twins Offer Long-Term Solutions to a Building Safety Crisis?

September 14th, 2021
Smart Cities

The Interconnected Data-Driven Future of Smart Hospitals

August 16th, 2021
Security

The Heat Rises on Smarter Emergency Management in Buildings

A fire starts in the server room on the 13th floor of an office building. Within minutes smoke detectors get a whiff of the danger and the fire alarm sounds, triggering a full evacuation. The sprinkler system kicks in as the fire rages into the corridors. Firefighters arrive at the scene and rush into the […]

Smart Buildings

Imagining the “Pandemic-Smart” Buildings of the Future

We are in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis. Pandemics have happened before, many of them more deadly than we expect COVID-19 to be, but in our increasingly populated and globalized society, the impact and the reaction are different. Today, in our highly connected world of smartphones and smart buildings, we should be better […]

Security

Sensing the Way to Improved Data-Driven Emergency Responses

When disaster strikes and our buildings become hostile environments, data from the numerous building sensors are largely ignored. Recently, however, a number of startups and initiatives have been working to seize this missed safety-opportunity by enabling emergency services with life-saving building data and connected equipment. Every day, in major cities around the world, firefighters charge […]

Smart Cities

Hurricane Irma Set To Provide Stern Test For Florida’s Smart Grid

In the 12 years since the last category 5 hurricane in Florida there have been major advancements in smart power grid technology, these developments will be put to the test in the coming days as Hurricane Irma looms large over the southeastern state. The ‘sunshine state’ experienced two significant, yet smaller, hurricanes last year that […]

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