Fire Service Asset Tracking

Smart technology for a more connected and efficient fire & rescue service

Fire Service Asset Tracking

A smarter, safer fire service

Smarter Technologies understands that fire services face a number of challenges in the modern world. They are expected to balance an increasing demand from the public and government with budget and resource constraints. Our Orion Data Network offers an affordable solution to incorporate smart technology to reduce operational costs and improve the visibility and tracking of personnel and inventory. This system is a critical tool in protecting high-value assets, personnel and the public.

Our system for the fire service provides:

  • Real-time alerts when units are activated in an emergency
  • Zonal coverage when to give accurate positions and rank of personnel at an incident 
  • Real-time asset location and monitoring
  • Multiple data transfer methods
  • The ability to recover stolen or misplaced assets
  • Large area coverage 
  • The auditing and maintenance scheduling of appliances and assets

In addition to these basic requirements, we understand that every Fire Department is different. We can develop bespoke technology solutions for your specific needs.

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Features of Our Smart Fire & Rescue Solutions

Smarter Technologies uses low-power radio technology on the Orion Data Network. This has many advantages over traditional technologies in the fields of asset visibility, monitoring and recovery.

  • Sim free – No ongoing monthly charges

  • Long wave spectrum – Unlike GPS, Orion can penetrate containers, buildings or barriers

  • Reduced power requirement – Tags last for three or more years

  • Remote configuration – Tags receive messages from any location

  • Multi-functional – Orion tags also check movement, temperature, movement, shock impact and more

  • Coverage – 1km – 10km per gateway

  • Asset recovery – Easily switched from digital to analogue for better recovery capabilities

  • Rapid deployment – Due to the network’s wireless nature

  • Custom data reporting and alerts – To meet the specific requirements of fire & rescue teams

  • Integrates seamlessly with your existing hardware and software

  • Intelligent data – A suite of APIs and online asset management system to manage your physical assets and billing reports

How Our Smart Fire Services Work

Smarter Technologies’s Orion Dat Network consists of low-power radio technology, GPS, non-GPS and switch tags, IoT-enabled sensors and gateways. The tags can be attached to any fire station assets—jaws of life, uniforms, fire hoses and fire trucksso that you can track the location and status of all your assets and personnel.

The Orion Data Network can be plugged into any existing Ethernet port to provide an instant ‘network of coverage’. Any tags within this coverage will speak to the always-listening network. The tags are not gateway dependent. This means that tagged assets like thermal can be monitored in movements across the entire country, pinpointed to exactly where they are at all times. In addition, any changes in the environment will be detected, with instant alerts sent in real-time to the relevant parties.

All data is transmitted to a cloud-based, central management dashboard, allowing for total visibility and control.

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What is the Orion Data Network?

Smarter Technologies’ privately-owned Orion Data Network is a low-power, long-range, real-time tracking and monitoring network being used the world over. Orion’s proprietary, military-grade communication technology runs on low-power radio. With a set of smart sensors, tags and gateways, the Orion system sends real-time, automatic updates to your bespoke management dashboard.

Read more about the Orion Data Network.

Why choose Smarter Technologies’ Orion Data Network?

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SIM Free

No GSM associated costs and smaller devices.

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Lower frequency than GSM

Tags can be seen inside everything.

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Reduced power requirement

Tags last for years, not days.

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Track, indicate temperature, movement, shock and more.

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Remote configuration

Can receive messages in all locations.

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500m to 10km per gateway.

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Recovery ability

Can switch from digital to analogue to increase recovery capabilities and accurate location finding.

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Rapid deployment of infrastructure

Due to the wireless nature of the Orion Data Network.

Benefits of Smart Fire Service Asset Tracking

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Improve the safety of key firefighting personnel and the general public

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Protect vulnerable people

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Prevent deaths and serious injury

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Free up resources and eradicate human error by removing the need for manual processes

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Prevent loss, theft and damage to essential firefighting equipment

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Peace of mind that your firefighters and your fire trucks have the appropriate equipment and are prepared to respond to a emergency situations

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Faster response time in emergencies

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Prolong asset lifecycles

Smart Fire Service Use Cases

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Location Tracking and Monitoring

We understand how important it is to know exactly where your fire-fighting assets are, but taking stock by hand and manually entering the data leaves room for human error at each stage of the process. Our fire & rescue solutions give you comprehensive zonal coverage both at your fire station and on the site of emergencies. This means that you can pinpoint the precise position and status of the attending personnel as well as the location of your assets and equipment at all times.

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Environment Tracking

Along with asset tracking and auditing, Smarter Technologies’ Orion tags are also designed to monitor changes in the state of their environment. They can be integrated into existing hardware to detect a wide variety of state changes, including tilt, tampering, open, close, air quality, temperature, liquid levels, gas levels, solid levels and more. For example, the sensors can detect if a fire suppression system is missing or has been set off accidentally. The system will alert all parties to the fact that it needs replenishing or replacing.

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Tracking Personnel & Access Location

Orion can be used to track firefighters and personnel at the fire station and at an incident. 

The system can also be used to:

  • Track visitors to the fire station
  • Control both authorised and unauthorised access to all areas on site
  • Verify the identity of firefighters, employees and visitors
  • Give the exact location of all personnel
  • Integrate with other security systems such as CCTV

This provides maximum visibility and security to keep both employees and the general public safe and shows at a glance who is out on a call, who is not working and who remains at the fire station.

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Fire & Rescue Asset Recovery

Our specially-designed, Orion scanners transmit in beacon mode. This means that if any of your assets are stolen from your fire station, you can track them down to their exact location and recover them before they are sold on or stripped for parts. If an incident occurs, our team of experts will work with your personnel and the Police. We will help you track and recover lost assets as well as provide evidence to make sure that thieves are arrested and convicted. You can also track and recover any assets that have been misplaced or accidentally left at the site of an emergency.

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Automist PPS and Smoke Alarms

Our Orion tags can be integrated into Automist Personal Protection Systems (PPS) and smoke alarm devices. Your fire department will receive instant alerts from these systems when these members of the community require immediate assistance.

Case Study: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service

Read how a county-wide rollout of Orion infrastructure in Dorset and Wiltshire helped an entire community to benefit from our smart asset tracking and asset security solutions. 

Our fire and rescue solutions provide the country will a 360-degree view of what is happening within every fire station and on incident sites. Our solutions give insight into any bottlenecks in the fire department’s procedures and allow the fire station to continually improve its service. Our system also enables predictive maintenance and automatic ordering of spare parts to make sure that all equipment is ready for an emergency.


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