New IoT-Based Wildfire Prevention System Designed to Predict Fires

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Kerlink IoT solutions provider, and NetOP Technology, which designs and produces tailor-made IoT solutions for multiple verticals and applications, announced collaboration on a wildfire-prevention system that warns public officials when weather conditions predict fires.

According to a company statement, to help identify risk areas, the LoRaWAN®-based system combines Kerlink Wirnet gateways with NetOP Technology Forest Capsules that measure meteorological conditions such as humidity, temperature, CO2 and the concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOC), using built-in sensors. The long-range wireless device detects, collects and reports dangerous conditions even in very remote locations via Kerlink’s LoRaWAN gateways, while its AI capabilities identify likely fire outbreaks with their exact GPS location.

The system’s intelligent dashboard features an integrated AI layer, sensors with machine-learning functions, forest fire prediction, on-line risk calculation, smart live maps of terrain, real-time heat maps and alarm scenarios.

“This solution delivers on the global scale by helping to anticipate climate change consequences potentially resulting in vast fires, and locally it protects wildlife and enables organizations to conserve water and other resources used in fighting fires,” said Romain Weryk, Kerlink key account manager.