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Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2200; doi:10.3390/s17102200

Secure Utilization of Beacons and UAVs in Emergency Response Systems for Building Fire Hazard

The Division of Electrical Engineering, Hanyang University, ERICA Campus, Gyeonggi-do, Ansan 15588, Korea
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Received: 15 August 2017 / Revised: 12 September 2017 / Accepted: 19 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue UAV or Drones for Remote Sensing Applications)
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An intelligent emergency system for hazard monitoring and building evacuation is a very important application area in Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Through the use of smart sensors, such a system can provide more vital and reliable information to first-responders and also reduce the incidents of false alarms. Several smart monitoring and warning systems do already exist, though they exhibit key weaknesses such as a limited monitoring coverage and security, which have not yet been sufficiently addressed. In this paper, we propose a monitoring and emergency response method for buildings by utilizing beacons and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on an IoT security platform. In order to demonstrate the practicability of our method, we also implement a proof of concept prototype, which we call the UAV-EMOR (UAV-assisted Emergency Monitoring and Response) system. Our UAV-EMOR system provides the following novel features: (1) secure communications between UAVs, smart sensors, the control server and a smartphone app for security managers; (2) enhanced coordination between smart sensors and indoor/outdoor UAVs to expand real-time monitoring coverage; and (3) beacon-aided rescue and building evacuation. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensors and beacons; unmanned aerial vehicles; monitoring and emergency response systems; Internet of Things; security sensors and beacons; unmanned aerial vehicles; monitoring and emergency response systems; Internet of Things; security
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Seo, S.-H.; Choi, J.-I.; Song, J. Secure Utilization of Beacons and UAVs in Emergency Response Systems for Building Fire Hazard. Sensors 2017, 17, 2200.

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