New IoT-Based Technology Combats Fire Hazards in Shopping Centers in India

News Desk, News Nation 360: Shopping centres in India are extremely vulnerable to catching fire, primarily due to mismanaged electrical wiring & distribution, which very often carry excessive currents, igniting wiring and ultimately triggering fires. SignaGuard is at the forefront of developing IoT technology for public safety and has pioneered a system that will allow managers of public facilities, who often lack highly skilled electrical engineers, to have real-time insights into the status and health of their power lines and ultimately allow them to detect and prevent further devastation. SignaGuard (, a division of U.S. headquartered MachineSense, LLC. ( recently announced the successful completion of several pilot projects in India involving the use of sensor-based advanced IoT technology for preventing fire in crowded public spaces, notably shopping malls, which have been the sites of frequent fires in recent history. One recently completed pilot project was at Nandram Market – eastern India’s largest wholesale market located in Kolkata. The market was ravaged by a massive fire in 2008 and again in July 2019.  Deepak Sethia, the owner of Nandram market told when MachineSense approached them, they immediately involved them in investigating the power safety issue. He was highly satisfied with the end result following their discovery which has made their shopping centre safer from unwarranted fire breakouts. Conrad Bessemer, the Chairman of MachineSense, told the system, a combination of sensors and software, is developed by SignaGuard and hosted in collaboration with Microsoft Azure IoT Central cloud platform. With over 100 installations in 50 cities spread over 5 countries, SignaGuard from MachineSense is poised to become the solution of choice for IoT-based fire safety. The successful completion of the pilot projects in India is of immense significance for public safety. Due to the lack of regulation enforcement, catastrophic fires in public buildings are steadily on the rise in India. In light of this, MachineSense had sought out to improve the fire safety of public buildings in India, beginning with the sixteen local markets that had faced devastating fires over the last few years.

Report : Anustup Kundu


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