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Wildfire and Smoke Detection and Alert​

N5SHIELD™ utilizes advanced ground based sensors, satellite imagery, other environmental data, and artificial intelligence to detect ignition at very early stages. As soon as fire is detected, N5SHIELD™ issues emergency notifications via text and email to registered stakeholders. N5SHIELD™ also monitors smoke and air quality and can issue relevant alerts keeping vulnerable populations safe.

Early Detection

N5SHIELD™ detects ignition within 5 mins, when the fire is only a few square meters in size.

Real-Time Warnings

In wildland fires, early warnings are the key to preventing catastrophic wildfires. N5SHIELD™ generates text and email alerts within minutes of detection to the appropriate stakeholders.

Protection and Safety

Using advanced alerting systems, and web based data analysis tools, we empower firefighters and emergency crews to track and monitor fire conditions, allowing them to effectively develop mitigation strategies to protect communities while keeping firefighters safe.

Scalable Solutions

N5SHIELD™ utilizes network based AI, which allows the solution to scale over time reducing both capital and operational expense.

What are the current gaps?

Most fires are still reported by people making calls to law enforcement or fire departments. Often fire starts in remote areas or in the middle of the night, when no one is around to see and report. ​

N5 Sensors’ advanced wireless sensor network equips communities, farms, cities, utility companies, and local government and fire departments with early detection and 24/7 alerting system. Our real-time early warning system (less than 5 minutes from ignition) empowers first responders to respond to wildfires faster, and keep their communities safe.

Limited Infrastructure

Many existing systems rely heavily on visual data sources, such as cameras and satellite imagery. While these are valuable tools, they have limitations, especially during adverse weather conditions, darkness, or when terrain makes small fires starts less visible. Over-reliance on visual data has left critical gaps in early detection and continuous monitoring.

Infrastructure Requirements (Power and Communication)

Cameras tend to require power and high bandwidth data transmission capabilities. Such infrastructure demands can be challenging to implement in some communities, making these systems less scalable.

Limited Data and Usefulness

Fire presents other challenges such as hazardous air quality. Technologies such as satellites and cameras do not provide critical information required for mitigating those hazards.

How does the solution work?

Data Collection

The sensors continuously collect data from the environment. This data can include information on air quality, temperature, humidity, chemical levels, and more, depending on the specific sensors used.

Data Transmission

In real time, the collected data is transmitted to a centralized system or cloud-based platform. This data transmission allows for remote monitoring and analysis, which is crucial for timely decision-making.

Data Analysis

The data is then processed and analyzed using advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI). These algorithms can identify patterns, anomalies, and trends in the data, allowing for the early detection of critical events.

Alert Generation

When the system detects an abnormal condition or a potential threat, it generates alerts. These alerts are sent to designated recipients, which can include emergency response teams, first responders, city officials, or system administrators.

Technology Behind It

Sensor Technology

N5’s unique multimodal sensor network which comprises individual nodes, forming an area wide network. Each node has different sensing modalities (in the same way as our different senses see, feel, smell) that collect very detailed measurements of the environment, and transmit to our cloud platform.


We provide communication capabilities that are ready for both urban and rural areas. Our communication is fully managed by software and doesn’t require high bandwidth data transmission capabilities.

Data Analytics and Machine Learning

The AI fuses data from all these sensor types and also takes into consideration other environmental measurements to accurately detect ignition and fire, almost the same way we humans use our different senses to analyze a situation.

24/7 Human Centric Alert Management​

We have a human-centric data and alert management system, which provides 24/7 alert monitoring and processing, where N5’s expert team vets every alert before pushing it out to customers and to the end user as a text or email message, which means more timely and accurate information without false alerts.
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  • Early Wildfire Detection​
  • Tracking of Fire Activity​
  • Air Quality Measurement​
  • Smart Cities​
  • Wildland Urban Interface Protection
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Protection of Agricultural Operations​
  • Protection of Homes


  • End-to-End Solution
  • Global Communication Capability​
  • Self Contained Power with Solar Panel and Battery
  • Ground Based Sensors, with Multimodal Sensor Fusion
  • Real-time Alerts via SMS and Text
  • Intuitive, Cloud-Based Dashboard and Mobile Application for Decision Support
Protection of Communities​

Detecting ignition and incipient fires swiftly is vital. This sensor network acts as a shield, defending people, homes, and communities from the potential devastation caused by these destructive events.

Protection of Vulnerable Population​

Every year, large numbers of people are forced to seek emergency care due to exposure to smoke and poor air quality from fire. We generate poor air quality alerts to protect the vulnerable population​.

Protection of Assets and Utility Infrastructures​

Critical infrastructures such as power and other utilities can be protected by early detection. Such early detection can save utility providers and tax-payers billions of dollars in damages.​