March 21, 2022
Security System Modernization: From Rip and Replace to Adapt and Integrate
Simplesense is building the Installation Resilience Operations Center (IROC) to enhance base security and facility operations by integrating 12 technologies.
April 7, 2021
Cognitive Workload for Dispatchers Remains at Dangerous Levels
Understanding this critical position in the emergency response process is essential to ultimately saving more lives and minimizing infrastructure damage by reducing response times.
March 17, 2021
How A Fortune 500 Utilized SimpleSense Technology
Safety is paramount for a Fortune 500 company located in Pennsylvania. One way the company’s security department monitors emergencies is by using SimpleSense technology.
November 18, 2020
Why FISMA Compliance is Essential for Startups Working in Government
As the United States continues to explore the IoT frontier, it’s essential that agile technology startups collaborate with military organizations. The reason for this is that developing companies are often more agile, responsive, and cost-effective than the legacy contractors such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, Raytheon Company, and Boeing Company.
November 9, 2020
United States Air Force Awards Contract to Improve Emergency Communications at Wright Patterson Air Force Base
On July 7, 2020, the US Air Force awarded SimpleSense a $1 million contract through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program run by AFWERX, the Air Force innovation team who encourage and facilitate connections across industry, academia, and the military to create transformative opportunities and foster a culture of innovation.
September 21, 2020
Air Force Awards $9M Installation Resilience Operations Center Prototype Contract to SimpleSense and Novetta
Brooklyn, NY -- SimpleSense, a tech start-up delivering critical response technology, announced today that on September 14, 2020, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center awarded the company a $9M opportunity to develop the Installation Resilience Operations Center, or IROC, an innovative prototype to enhance base security and facility operations.
March 24, 2020
Detecting potential Coronavirus cases in real-time, based on 911 call data
As we adapt to life in a post-coronavirus world, a central challenge and opportunity is to convert an overload of raw data into actionable information, in real-time, so that emergency managers and operators can make decisions and take action quickly and efficiently.If you work for or are connected to a Public Safety agency, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), or Health Department looking to integrate and analyze dispatch data, we can help, at no charge. Schedule time with our CEO here.
February 11, 2020
How a Government Group You’ve Never Heard of Helped a Startup Iterate Faster
In the United States, the national average for emergency response is around15 minutes. In certain emergency situations like cardiac arrest, every minute that goes by without interventiondecreases the chances of survival by 10%.
December 4, 2019
Q&A with John Bonnett, Dir. of Crisis Management & Prevention at ERIE Insurance
To meet the growing emergency service needs of public and private organizations, SimpleSense developed and tested a service to improve information sharing between first responders and private security teams in an emergency. This technology delivers critical information to those who need it most, when they need it most.With a mission to ensure the safety of those on their campus, ERIE Insurance (ERIE), currently ranked 381 on the Fortune 500’s list of the largest American companies based on total revenue, agreed to pilot SimpleSense while the company was participating in the Secure Erie Accelerator.Through this pilot, the ERIE team discovered the life-saving potential of the platform, and was excited to provide feedback to maximize its functionality.
August 1, 2019
SimpleSense: From Hardware to Information Sharing
SimpleSense and emergency information go together like cell phones and data plans, but the synonymity between the company and its product wasn’t always so clear. Initially, the company built thermal detection occupancy sensors, tools that were created to help emergency personnel identify where people are in a given building. The idea was compelling, and it worked, slashing search times by 25% for two different teams of firefighters during simulations in Reno, Nevada, and Erie, Pa.
June 14, 2019
Quantifying the High Cost of Delayed Emergency Response at the Workplace
Every day, as the first point of contact in an emergency situation, 911 dispatchers and call takers are saving lives. Thanks to their ability to alert first responders, communicate with panic-stricken callers, and issue life-saving pre-arrival instructions, their services are essential to the safety of our entire country. The problem is—and to no fault of those dispatchers and call takers—the system itself isdangerously outdatedand costly when it fails.
May 30, 2019
How Decentralizing Access to Information will Reduce Response Times
According to the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), more than 80% of 9-1-1 calls are from wireless devices. While there is critical information that emergency personnel can glean from cell phone and VoIP calls, these new methods of contacting 9-1-1 has created a tidal wave of data for dispatchers to parse, with no more time to do so.When someone is in crisis, every second counts; having too much data is just as dangerous as too little...
April 24, 2019
Dispatching on an outdated 9-1-1 System is Endangering 21st Century Citizens
From retail to healthcare, big data is now a part of every industry. Data analysts are identifying fraudulent credit card claims, making the consumer journey more meaningful, and ensuring educators are teaching effectively. Yet, despite big data’s prevalence and utility, the critical fields of public safety and emergency response seem to be stuck 50 years in the past. In fact, the constant deluge of information is causing life-threatening breakdowns in communication.
December 20, 2018
Erie Insurance Group, Ben Franklin Technology Partners Close Tranche in $480k Pre-Seed Investment in SimpleSense
Erie, Pa. -- Erie Insurance today announced an investment in SimpleSense, bringing the company’s total pre-seed investment to $480k. Erie Insurance invested alongside Ben Franklin Technology Partners in two early-stage companies that participated in the Secure Erie Accelerator.
September 18, 2018
Mercyhurst University and Erie Fire Department Test SimpleSense’s Sensors in a Simulated Emergency
Erie, Penn. -- When firefighters respond to the scene of a burning building, their primary concern is to rescue anyone trapped inside. That can be time-consuming in a multi-story building as first responders urgently navigate floor after floor in search of victims.
August 30, 2018
Army Expeditionary Technology Search Selects SimpleSense’s First Responder Technology for Army Modernization Competition
Playa Vista, Calif. -- Otherwise known asxTechSearch, the Army Expeditionary Search is part of a transformation underway in all branches of the military to innovative rapidly to attack problems, like a startup.
August 22, 2018
Sierra Innovations Closes Pre-Seed Investment Tranche in SimpleSense
Reno, Nevada -- Sierra Innovations (SI) today announced the close of SimpleSense’s tranche of pre-seed funding.Sierra Innovationsalong with individual members invested $135,000 to close the $230,000 tranche of pre-seed funding.