It’s for this reason that first responders don’t have the building intelligence data that they need to know the building type, let alone what kind of access and what, if any, hazardous materials are onsite.
Now, think of the consequences. It’s proven that every minute a fire burns it causes $25,000 in damages. Studies have also shown that people have just two minutes to leave a house fire, and the process of evacuating some of the largest high-rise buildings in the world can take upwards of two hours. Thus, emergency personnel must be onsite immediately to assess the emergency and to broadcast emergency instructions.
With APX’s Smart City building and onsite data solutions suite—CityScape—fire and emergency services can now have the building intelligence data they need to respond rapidly and effectively.
With our SmartCapture application, first responders can easily and intuitively create pre-plans that can be implemented immediately in minutes. And with our SmartView application, firefighters and emergency services can access those pre-plans in seconds, and begin strategizing their response as soon as a call comes in—even before they head to their vehicles. They’ll have photographs—worth a thousand dispatch words—clear images of where they are going, including annotations they can access easily with a single touch.
When seconds count, emergency services can now have the pre-plan they want and, more importantly, need—all instantly. Because smart cities equal smarter results.