Problem: Climate change, decades of fire suppression and increased building in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) results in extreme risks for life and property during wildfire events. The 2020 Wildfire season cost insurers between $7 and $13 Billion.

ChemNode, a cloud based, multi-mode early threat detection and early warning system enables rapid detection, localization and tracking of wildfires, saving lives and property. Advanced sensing features will measure and report air quality and other chemicals for healthier living in next generation connected cities.

Rugged, Networked Wildfire Detector and Air Quality Monitor

The N5 ChemNode system is a solar powered battery operated system with multiple sensors and a low power long range radio for deployment in both remote and accessible areas. Individual ChemNodes features LoRa or LTE communication, and an optional Gateway for remote and larger system deployment offers LTE, WiFi and Satellite backhaul capability. N5’s proprietary dashboard provides real time data visualization and push communication of threats and incidents.N5’s chip-scale gas and chemical detection technology can be leveraged to develop ultra-compact, reliable gas detectors for hazardous industrial gases. Theses sensors enable significant improvements over existing systems including:

Operates up to 7 days without sunlight, recharges in as little as 8 hours
Direct cellular coverage not needed – perfect fit for remote areas
Enable accurate and reliable detection of wildfires
Real-time alert generation with mapping capability with APIs for 3rd party system integration
Enables addition of new detection features, including air quality and other hazardous gases

Features of ChemNode

17W Solar Panel charger and 30,000 mAh battery; low power, long range radio with proprietary secure protocal; multimodal sensor data fusion with Patented SPH (Semiconductor Photocatalytic Hybrid) Gas Sensor Array, los cost IR camera, Particulate Matter Detector Proprietary detection & fusion algorithms; cloud-based real-time data analytics and visualization dashboard; and flexible SPH Sensor Array.

ChemNode Architecture

Low-power ISM radio architecture and multiple ChemNodes connected to a single gateway leading to a N5 Gateway. LTE, WiFi, and Sat Backhaul go to a cloud backend with AI and N5’s database with realtime analytics engine. Then, you have N5’s dashboard for real-time maps and alerts.

Detection Capabilities

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Methane (CH4)
Hydrogen (H2)
Ammonia (NH3)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)
Volatile Organic
Compounds (VOCs)


Oil and Gas
Farming and Agriculture
Chemical Industries
Asset Monitoring

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