Industry 4.0 and Fire Safety: Proposal for a Low-Cost Security Monitoring System

Proceedings of ‏The 3rd International Conference on Research in Science, Engineering and Technology

Year: 2021


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Industry 4.0 and Fire Safety: Proposal for a Low-Cost Security Monitoring System

Douglas de Matos, Hugo Henrique Barbosa Pereira, Vanessa Cristina Lopes Santos, Vladimir Alexei Rodrigues Rocha, Luiz Melk de Carvalho, Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza



The travel and accommodation sector were one of (and not the most) affected during the pandemic by COVID-19. Hotels and inns struggle to remain operational and not to close permanently. Even with this situation, security issues in the accommodation are still essential and mandatory. This research demonstrates the permeability of industry 4.0 in the security sector of hosting environments. Based on tools such as microcontrolled devices, Cloud Computing, Mobile applications and the Internet of Things, the paper presents a prototype of a microcontrolled fire monitoring system capable of detecting not only signs of events in an advanced stage, but also the first moments of suppression to avoid further damage. With the growing number of incidents and tragedies with deaths related to fires in accommodation environments, the proposed project demonstrates a relevant alternative for this scenario. With these resources, an attempt was made to develop a monitoring device with access via the mobile interface. Such devices use low cost microcontrollers, with the objective of making them accessible to people of low or modest purchasing power, so that it can be a proposal that can be disseminated on a large scale.

Keywords: internet of things; cloud computing; mobile application; fire safety; accommodation sector.