Wildfire is a huge natural disaster and can cost billions of dollars by damaging the property. Satellites can only detect wildfires when they become large enough to see. We want to detect wildfire early with a network of sensors and stop the spread asap.
What it does
The sensor detects smoke (carbon + air) PPM levels in the air and alarms the authorities when it detects the dangerous PPM levels.
How we built it
We used MQ2 sensor (which detects CO and smoke) to detect wildfire (small or huge) and communicate with Google Firebase realtime DaaS to alert the Authorities.
Challenges we ran into
Building persistent Realtime communication, testing and calibrating sensors
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for Wildfire Alert
Computer vision + Machine Learning to detect flames and smoke from more distant locations rather than relying on sensors.