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How the IoT will save lives: Applying IoT technology to emergency communications

November 22, 2019 / Cristina Lumbreras

Over the last few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most-talked about technologies. Smart toasters and talking fridges may demonstrate its potential to be over-hyped, but there’s no denying that millions of IoT devices are finding a wide range of useful applications. With so many autonomous devices now connected to the internet, one application that has sparked interest is how the IoT can help in emergency situations. For example, IoT devices can provide advance warning of danger wherever it arises – giving emergency services a crucial head start in cutting response times – or connected devices can even take action themselves, such as turning off power or water.