Forest fires are on the rise worldwide, threatening ecosystems, economies and communities. In this blog post, we introduce you to KIWA, an integrated solution for the effective early detection of forest fires and the coordination of emergency services in real time. Find out how KIWA combats the growing risk of forest fires and what benefits it offers for various target groups.
In recent years, forest fires have increased worldwide, both in number and intensity. This threatening trend will continue to worsen in the coming years and decades, particularly due to climate change and longer periods of drought. To counter this growing threat, early detection of fire hotspots and improved coordination of all stakeholders are crucial.
KIWA is the innovative answer to the challenges posed by forest fires. It is a modular platform that operates in three successive stages: KIWA | PLAN, KIWA | MANAGE and KIWA | CONTROL. Let's take a closer look at these stages.
KIWA | PLAN provides emergency services with a daily updated forest fire risk assessment from the German Weather Service via an interactive dashboard. This enables efficient deployment planning and risk assessment. The solution also offers the option of recording reported fires directly in the dashboard and using topographical, weather-related and geolocalised information for optimal planning.
KIWA | MANAGE goes beyond planning and integrates all relevant information from the emergency services in real time. This includes the locations of the emergency services, extinguishing water points, route planning and cross-departmental communication via chat and internet telephony. In addition, KIWA | MANAGE creates interfaces to local warning apps and enables residents to report suspected fires. Advanced artificial intelligence analyses the reports and locates the fire events on the dashboard.
The third stage, KIWA | CONTROL, utilises innovative technology. Drones with AI analysis systems detect sources of fire at an early stage and alert the emergency services automatically. The high-precision computer vision technology localises the fires on the KIWA dashboard to enable a fast and efficient response.
Compared to existing methods of forest fire monitoring and suppression, KIWA clearly stands out. Here are some reasons why KIWA is a superior solution:
The KIWA drones with their image analysis software represent a flexible, automated and comprehensive solution that meets the current and future requirements for fighting forest fires. The use of KIWA increases efficiency, reduces response time and improves the safety of forests and communities.
The use of KIWA offers numerous advantages:
KIWA is aimed at a variety of target groups, including:
KIWA effectively protects forests and communities from wildfires and provides a faster response and better coordination in the fight against this growing threat. With KIWA, we are one step closer to a sustainable solution to the global forest fire problem.
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