Earthquake Early-Warning systems (EEW) detect strong seismic activity and alert users nearby before they feel the shaking. This can save millions of lives as it allows people to take safety measures. It also can protect vulnerable industries by automatically stopping machinery, slowing trains, turning on generators, and more.

Creating and deploying an EEW however is not easy. Only two countries have achieved a national system, which can cost $1B usd and take decades to build.

By leveraging new IoT and cloud technologies, Grillo is able to offer clients its patent-pending full stack Earthquake Early-Warning system (EEW) that can be deployed in seismic regions around the world.

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Who is this for
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Governments,  humanitarian agencies, app developers, smart device manufacturers, vulnerable industries (manufacturing,
transportation, hospitality, energy, military, and more).

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Technology Stack
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Grillo’s EEW is comprised of 3 systems:

  1. A network of internet-connected sensors located near seismic zones
  2. A cloud-based detection system with low latency to the sensors and also the end users
  3. Applications or internet-connected devices that receive the alerts
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How to get started
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Get in touch to learn more. The first steps will be:

  1. A free report from Grillo’s seismology team that calculates the optimum number and location of sensors for your target alerting area. This will also show how much time the system would have provided for a historic earthquake in the area.
  2. Buying our sensors and installing them our specifications. This includes types of structures to fix it to, ambient human or other movement ‘noise’ that can interfere with our measurements, and selecting connectivity/power options.
  3. A provisioned deployment of cloud services for your EEW using Amazon Web Services. This will include services to process the sensor data and generate alerts where the shaking is above a predetermined threshold. It will also include access to a personalized dashboard where you can monitor the sensors and their status.
  4. An API that you can use to connect your applications or devices in real-time to the alert. If required, we work with an endpoint you provide.
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How will it perform?
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Grillo has benchmarked its EEW that has been running in Mexico since 2017. It regularly beats the Mexican SASMEX system in both speed and accuracy.

The time of alert that your users get will depend on various factors including the epicenter of the earthquake and proximity of your installed sensors.

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When will it be up and running?
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Once the sensors are in place, you will have access immediately to the dashboard and the API. We ask for at least 4 weeks however before you send alerts to users so that we can calibrate the detection system. Our sensors are able to detect shaking from earthquakes 100s of kms away so we should have data to use for calibration rapidly. However if not shaking is detected we may ask to extend the calibration period.

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