Smart Cars and Smart Home are the most common examples of IoT, but Smart Fire is an emerging trend in Smart Cities. With the rise in urban population, cities are becoming densely populated, making it extremely important to address emergencies like fire as early as possible. The traffic conditions in the cities can also increase the response time.
The need for a better and reliable fire safety solution was realized after the alarming increase in fire-related damage. The Smart Fire solution’s basic idea is to connect all the sensors and panels to a single hub.
IoT can be leveraged to avoid disastrous damages and losses in fire-related incidents. Several applications and products have been designed to respond and record the critical information required during fire events.
Smart Fire Sensors and Detectors
Smart Sensors, Smoke Detectors, and Sirens are designed to control, monitor, and detect the fire’s intensity. These devices have streamlined fire control resulting in fewer damages and losses.
All these Smart Sensors or Detectors are supported by wireless technology for better battery performance and equipment health. These devices regularly update their status and notify the user or residents if any malfunction occurs.
The Smart Home appliances are programmed and linked with fire alarms and thermostat detectors in ovens, microwaves, and boilers. Once the system detects high levels of carbon monoxide, these appliances are programmed to shut off the source of ignition to avoid damage.
The temperature and heatproof sensors can easily detect the fire temperature to assist the firefighters in taking control of the situation. The IoT-based fire safety sensors can precisely detect the location of the fire and how fast it is spreading.
One of the fire safety equipment is the Smart Sprinkler system for homes and buildings. This system plays a critical role in fire suppression. These Smart Sprinklers operate on batteries and can function even if there is no electricity.
According to a recent report by nfpa.org – 96% of fires have been controlled by the sprinkler system only.
Centralized Fire Monitoring System
IoT-based fire alarms and detectors can be linked to the Smart Home system or hub to keep the residents informed and safe. This interconnection plays a major role in revolutionizing fire safety in Smart Cities and Smart Buildings.
Advanced IoT and wireless technology centralize all the systems that provide quick security measures and standardized fire management solutions. In case a fire is detected, the fire alarms automatically alert the residents and official authorities for fire control and evacuation.
The ventilation system stops spreading the smoke by shutting off air handlers and starts smoke evacuation fans. Integrating the fire system devices with security appliances like Smart Cameras or Smart Door locks can help the firefighter identify and reach the fire location faster. This will also assist them in developing escape or evacuation plans based on real-time data. The smart system also helps in tracking firefighters with the help of RFID trackers.
Smart Fire systems reduce the installation, operation, and service cost for a fire management system. Wireless technology reduces the need for cables and wires that increase installation cost.
With remote control and monitoring, Smart Fire systems ensure continuous protection with minimum operating costs. These systems can also help avoid false alarms and unscheduled maintenance.
RPMAnetworks™ offers a world-class Smart Fire solution for residents living in villas, apartments, or commercial buildings. It is designed and developed by experts to elevate fire safety to the next level. RPMAnetworks™ Smart Fire solution consists of the LINC Home hub, smoke detectors, heat detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, indoor sirens, and outdoor sirens for early fire control.