IoT + wireless sensors + CCTV = improved city fire control
(Source: Seoul Metropolitan Government)

IoT + wireless sensors + CCTV = improved city fire control

Smart Cities are ultimately about making urban areas operate more efficiently. Often that involves different technologies coming together.

Summary: The Seoul Metropolitan Government has launched a pilot project using the internet of things (IoT) and CCTV cameras to improve fire detection and response in residential facilities for the mobility impaired and vulnerable.

Why this is important: Smart Cities are ultimately about making urban areas operate more efficiently by improving the quality of life for its residents and those interacting with it.

The big theme: The built environment is an important sustainability theme, both as an integral part of societal existence but also a major decarbonisation (40% of energy-related GHG emissions) and resource consumption problem (40% of global raw materials) that needs investor attention. Including residential and commercial buildings, communal areas such as parks and supporting infrastructure such as energy networks, mobility, and water supply, it can have significant impacts on our health, well-being and equity & inclusion.



The details

Summary of a story from SMG:

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has launched a pilot project using the internet of things (IoT) and CCTV cameras to improve fire detection and response in residential facilities for the mobility impaired and vulnerable, including children, disabled people and the elderly. The system uses wireless sensors to detect a fire and motion detection to track its source and the location of those inside. Mobility impaired users press wireless emergency bells to send alerts to the Seoul Emergency Operations Centre via a wired fire service network and fire safety platform. The situation room can also check CCTV footage. The project will be expanded to 844 facilities by 2024.

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