The Impact Of Iot On Fire Safety

Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, January 19, 2022

IoT can bring together data from numerous alarm systems through a single point of contact (e.g., a phone or computer interface), allowing users to see maintenance logs and statistics rapidly.

FREMONT, CA: The Internet of Things (IoT) is well known for its applications in driverless automobiles and home appliances. However, in fire safety, sensors in buildings may be a fascinating use. Collecting and using atmospheric data could significantly alter our fire prevention and suppression approach, potentially saving lives.

IoT Sensors IoT sensors are an important component of smart buildings.' Building Management Systems (BMS) are autonomous computer software that controls parts of smart buildings (BMS). For example, these sensors can control the temperature in various rooms, turn lights on and off, and do other functions that require external data.

The same concepts may be applied to fire safety, opening up a slew of new options for combating fires. For example, temperature sensors are currently set to detect temperatures in the standard range. However, special heatproof sensors can detect fire temperatures. This would not only see flames before they emitted smoke, but it would also provide firefighters with information about the severity of the fires, allowing them to adjust their equipment and approach accordingly.

Knowing where a fire is occurring in a structure is also quite useful. Currently, you may know where detectors were activated or an alarm was triggered, and you may be able to obtain witness evidence.

IoT can also help with the maintenance of critical fire detection systems. For example, many large facilities have a patchwork of multiple alarms from different manufacturers, with maintenance procedures dependent on the readings from each control panel and manual storage. IoT can bring together data from numerous alarm systems through a single point of contact (e.g., a phone or computer interface), allowing users to see maintenance logs and statistics rapidly.

A smart IoT connected fire system may deploy different measures to specific rooms based on where the fire is, the type of the fire, and whether there are any occupants in the room, limiting harm to the broader facility.

Ensure Safety.

Information from practically any brand of fire alarm system can now be read on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and anywhere in the world, thanks to new and clever systems. This information can also demonstrate that whoever is in charge has done all possible to keep a structure secure.