James Dziadulewicz, a mechanical and electronics engineer, built an automated off-the-grid fire prevention system called the Hot Shot Automatic Personal Home Fire Department System. It detects wildfires in real-time and generates a virtual progression map.
The technology uses a RockBLOCK to send the data to the app built by James’ friend Matthew Jenks, a software and electrical engineer.
Since RockBLOCK is a two-way communication system, a command can then be sent back to the system to trigger the high-pressure sprinkler system to drench the property and save the home. A process which was followed and succeeded in a real-life event in 2018.