IoT to Protect Homes and Cities From Effects of Climate Change

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Cities and modern homes are discovering new ways to combat the damage brought by the effects of climate change with the use of technologies from the Internet of Things (IoT) / Photo by: gerard4170 via Pixabay

 

Cities and modern homes are discovering new ways to combat the damage brought by the effects of climate change with the use of technologies from the Internet of Things (IoT).

There are IoT devices that can help make the home safer and more resilient against natural disasters, such as wildfires, earthquakes, tsunamis, and slow-onset disasters like polar vortexes, tech media platform IoT For All stated, listing down how people employ IoT tech to ensure their safety:

Smart Grid – this device refers to the electric supply network that uses digital communications tech to detect and act accordingly to changes in usage. It utilizes IoT to dynamically manage grid infrastructure with the use of a demand-based model.

According to the tech media platform, smart grids also extensively employ equipment and monitoring that results in faster recovery following catastrophic weather events. Smart grids are capable of bringing emergency services online first as disaster ensues, which makes cities with this tech more resilient.

Emergency-response Data – a city's capacity to quickly respond during a disaster is often handicapped by poor communication, blocked roads, and insufficient supply of electricity. Such setbacks make the distribution of important resources nearly impossible to manage. But with IoT devices, some of these challenges can be overcome as they provide real-time data and critical information to emergency teams.

"IoT devices can be programmed to provide almost any type of data; seismic activity, temperature, structure failures, and many other types of information can all be detected and reported in real time by these sensors," the IoT For All explained.

Flood Sensors – tech-savvy residences and businesses alike gather IoT devices to mitigate the damage of flood. Flood sensors—devices that transmit a wireless signal when they are triggered—will be able to greatly enhance the period of response to such disasters.

With the help of leak sensors, home and business owners will be able to prepare for flooding before it even causes notable damage to their properties. This benefit has made flood sensors a staple part of most newer home security systems, especially for homeowners away from their property during major storms or flooding events.