Emergency services & security
"Connected security: demand is growing"
There is a tremendous value to having data at any given time and M2M is a true force multiplier to minimizing losses and predicting risks before they happen. Whether for homeland security personnel, law enforcers or first responders, information mobility is the critical component that enables them to quickly make better decisions. The ability to act on sensor information and telemetry data provides for unprecedented mission efficiency and life safety.
The security market is already well-established with a variety of entrenched specialist players. Services provided typically include building security systems such as alarms and CCTV, fire detection and protection services as well as access control systems and elevator communication services. Increasingly, these services require some form of connectivity to facilitate communication with the building owner and emergency services when the security system is breached. Alarm systems represent the largest opportunity within this application group and many homeowners and upmarket businesses in expensive urban areas already deploy a connected alarm service as part of a wider smart home solution, which might also enable remote management of HVAC systems for example.
Preparedness for natural disasters is as important as for manmade threats, to minimize human suffering and the impact on critical resources such as energy infrastructure. For example pipelines and distribution facilities shut down for fear of potential destruction and leakage can only be brought back on-line once the status of infrastructure integrity has been confirmed. Proper implementation and operation of sensors and services can enable an automated response to impending danger and help bring infrastructure back on-line more quickly. Clearly, SIGFOX has the solution that can provide both a positive return on investment for normal operations in terms of automating monitoring and surveillance of assets, as well as a tool for disaster preparation and recovery. Applications of M2M for national security include energy operations, transportation facilities, communications infrastructure, utilities, etc.
WHY SIGFOX IS IDEAL