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SMART CITIES & INTERNET OF THINGS & DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

EcoDomus is one of eight technology providers that are readying Smart Cities prototype technologies for the commercial marketplace in Phase Two of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs program.

The technology included interoperable video and audio security and communication systems, in-building location-based sensors, two- and three-dimensional building digital visualization (BIM-based Digital Twin) and biometric sensors.

These systems are designed to help provide critical logistical information to first responders before and after they arrive on scene, resulting in safer and more efficient response efforts.

DHS S&T and its SCITI Labs innovation partners, Center for Innovative Technology, TechNexus and Smart City Works, have been working with the companies to develop and field-test prototype technologies in three capability areas: unmanned aerial systems (UAS), in-building sensors, and a communications SmartHub.

Over the next 12 months, technologies will be evaluated with first responders, DHS operational components, and private sector partners in search-and-rescue and soft-target scenarios.

Further, Phase Two will take a “commercial first” approach, accelerating companies with private sector traction by implementing a streamlined commercialization process, yielding solutions in the market that are affordable and scalable.