Four companies will help the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate address cybersecurity challenges related to the fire safety of smart cities.
The Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation Labs effort will leverage research of these new partners to develop new wildfire sensors over a six-month period, DHS said Wednesday.
"The goal of this effort is to identify where technology solutions can be brought in line with other commercially-available products for home and property security,” said Jeff Booth, director of S&T’s Sensors and Platforms Technology Center.
Functional focus areas include real-time heat source identification, fire perimeter tracking and geography-based warning.
SCITI Labs will collaborate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other potential end-users such as local fire departments. The effort also aims to commercialize the resulting products via industrial partnerships.
The four companies selected for SCITI Labs' wildfire sensors effort are:
- Ai4 Technologies
- Breeze Technologies UG
- N5 Sensors
- Valor Fire Safety