In the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most talked-about technologies, while many find the technology over-rated many IoT devices have an expanse of useful applications. Although IoT has great potential, it has currently garnered interest in a new light as an emergency service. IoT can help warn the arrival of danger before it arises and help improve the response time of emergency services. There is also a possibility of the IoT device itself responding to the emergency. But this kind of application needs a reliable and secure transmission of data. There is also a risk of probable misuse and failure of the applications. The ETSI has examined the use of IoT devices in order to find solutions that haven’t occurred yet and also the use of IoT devices for prediction of dangers or emergencies by studying the data they gather and therefore helping take precautions before the hazard can take place. The ETSI also explores the possibility of using IoT devices as communication devices to help warn the human operators of emergencies beforehand and also help the response teams by providing accurate data on the problem. To ensure the proper use of these applications and to avoid failures, there is a need for standardization of the expectations of IoT devices during an emergency. There are already IoT devices that warn emergency services automatically during serious accidents on-road and also devices that automatically make a call from a car when an accident occurs, but there is still scope for development for large-scale emergencies that are being explored.
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